Maps & Directions


Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
2770 Marin Ave Berkeley, CA 94708


From Highway 80/580: Take the Albany/Buchanan Street exit and travel east, following signs for Buchanan Street and Marin Avenue. Follow Marin to the traffic circle (look for the fountain). From the traffic circle there are two ways to get to campus. The most direct route is via Marin Avenue straight across the traffic circle and up the hill. After three stop signs, Marin dead-ends at PLTS . Marin is very steep, however, so some prefer to take Los Angeles Street (at “one o’clock” on the traffic circle) to Spruce Street. Turn left on Spruce and go two miles to Grizzly Peak Boulevard. Turn right on Grizzly Peak to Marin Avenue. Turn left on Marin, which dead-ends after two blocks at PLTS.

From Highway 24: Exit at Fish Ranch Road and proceed up the hill to Grizzly Peak Boulevard. Turn right on Grizzly Peak and drive to Marin Avenue. Turn right on Marin, which dead-ends after two blocks at the PLTS campus.

About Our Location

San Francisco

Our location in the San Francisco Bay Area and at the Graduate Theological Union is integral to the excellence of what we do.

A Wealth of Complements

We are located in one of the most exciting, diverse, and educated metropolitan areas in the world. The urban centers of San Francisco, Oakland, and Silicon Valley are minutes to the west; thousands of acres of regional parkland border the campus to the east. In this rich and vibrant setting, our students deepen their Lutheran identity, engage multiple cultures, take seriously religious pluralism, and deepen their commitment to ministry in the public sphere.

On the Cutting Edge

PLTS is plugged into the world-class resources of The Graduate Theological Union and the University of California, Berkeley. Our students benefit from and contribute to this vibrant location.

Local Resources

Information on where to stay in Berkeley, as well as information about transportation and local events can be found at the Berkeley visitor’s website at

Information about San Francisco can be found at the San Francisco visitor’s bureau at

Visitors might also find useful the Bay Area Rapid Transit site at