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Travel and Parking

Parking Structure and Sprinter Train

CSUM San Marcos is conveniently located in north county San Diego, only a short drive from the city of San Diego, Riverside County and Orange County. The campus is located off of Highway 78, which is accessible from Interstate 5 or 15.

Driving Directions

From Interstate 5

  • From Interstate 5, merge onto eastbound Highway 78
  • Drive approximately 14 miles on eastbound Highway 78, then exit at Twin Oaks Valley Road
  • Turn left to go South on Twin Oaks Valley Road
  • After approximately 1.2 mile, turn left onto Craven Road

From Interstate 15

  • From interstate 15, merge onto westbound Highway 78
  • Drive approximately 41.2 miles on westbound Highway 78, then exit at Twin Oaks Valley Road
  • Turn left to go South on Twin Oaks Valley Road
  • After approximately 1.2 mile, turn left onto Craven Road

Campus Parking

Parking on campus is available in designated lots and enforced 24/7. 

Alternative Transportation Campus Map

Major Airports

San Diego International (SAN) 38.06 miles/approx. 55 min.
John Wayne/Orange County (SNA) 64.93 miles/approx. 1 hr. & 15 min.
Los Angeles International (LAX) 104.41 miles/approx 2 hrs. & 25 min.

Small Airports

Additional information on local airports can be found by visiting their website.

McClellan-Palomar Airport Carlsbad, CA
Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field) Long Beach, CA
Ontario International Airport Ontario, CA
Palm Spring International Airport Palm Spring, CA