Facebook Twitter Service Times Oakland Diocese Event Center Cathedral Shop Cathedral Home

Getting Here (Transportation and Parking)

You are here: Home / Visit / Getting Here

Getting Here (Transportation and Parking)

The Cathedral of Christ the Light is located at 2121 Harrison Street, Oakland, between 21st Street and Grand Avenue, across from Lake Merritt. 

Download printer-friendly parking information and map (pdf).

Parking

ARRIVING BY CAR: The entrance to the underground Cathedral Parking Garage is located on 21st Street.

 *Due to ongoing construction, the parking garage is closed on weekends. Parking is available across the street at the Kaiser garage.

Parking is $15.00 per vehicle per day, Monday - Friday. (Validated parking is available for tour participants at $5.00 per vehicle.) Parking on Saturday and Sunday is a $5.00 flat rate, but is always free for anyone attending Mass. SPECIAL EVENT PARKING for Cathedral events is $5 a car.  There are no in-out privileges. Also, several parking garages are available within a short walking distance. Those parking garages do not offer validated parking. Street parking may also be available, particularly on the weekends.

The map above shows the location of the Cathedral and nearby parking garages.

ARRIVING BY TOUR BUS: Tour buses may park free in the cut-out space and disembark passengers in front of The Cathedral Conference Center on Harrison Street.

Public Transportation

BART: The 19th Street BART station is located approximately six blocks from the Cathedral of Christ the Light. Weekend schedules are often different than weekday schedules. For route maps and schedules, visit BART.gov.

BUS: AC Transit lines 11 and 12 stop at the corner of Grand Avenue and Harrison Street. Weekend schedules are often different from weekday schedules. For route maps and schedules, go to ACTransit.org.

To plan your trip by public transportation, visit 511.org.

Driving Directions

FROM DOWNTOWN OAKLAND, go north on Broadway and turn right at Grand Avenue. Proceed three blocks. The Cathedral is on your right at Grand Avenue and Harrison Street.

FROM I-80 OR THE BAY BRIDGE, take I-580 Eastbound to the Harrison Street/Oakland Avenue exit. Bear right onto the Harrison Street ramp. Turn right onto Harrison Street and continue approximately one mile to the Cathedral at the intersection of Harrison Street and Grand Avenue.

FROM I-880 NORTHBOUND, take the Oak Street exit toward Lakeside Drive. Turn right onto Oak Street. After one-half mile, Oak Street becomes Lakeside Drive. Continue on Lakeside Drive along Lake Merritt. As you cross 21st Street, Lakeside Drive becomes Harrison Street. The Cathedral Center is on your left.

FROM I-580 WESTBOUND, take the Grand Avenue exit. Turn right onto Grand Avenue and continue for approximately one mile to the Cathedral at Grand Avenue and Harrison Street.

FROM CA-24 WESTBOUND, merge onto I-580 Eastbound toward Hayward. Take the Harrison Street/Oakland Avenue exit. Bear right onto the Harrison Street ramp. Turn right onto Harrison Street and continue approximately one mile to the Cathedral at the intersection of Harrison Street and Grand Avenue.

Guests with Special Needs

If you require auxiliary aids or services identified in the American with Disabilities Act, please contact the Cathedral Visitor Information Service desk upon your arrival.