UC San Diego’s coastal campus spans 1,200 scenic acres and all tours last up to two hours. Review the instructions below before arrival to ensure you arrive on time and park in the most convenient location.
Visitors who need daily or hourly parking can use meters or purchase pay station permits. Visiting UC faculty and staff who hold annual permits at their home campuses are eligible for up to five consecutive days of free parking at UC San Diego.
Parking for a Triton Tour
Please note that a registration is required to participate in our on-campus tours and space is limited. We cannot accomodate walk-ons at this time. If you have not already done so, please register for an on-campus tour.
Where to Park
P704 or P705 Parking Lots: Park in any "D" Discount spaces in this lot. A parking permit must be purchased. We recommend making it to campus at least 30 minutes prior to your tour start time to allow for parking and making your way to the check-in location.
Paying for Parking
P704 and P705 have a flat rate of $4 per day.
You can purchase parking using the pay stations located in each lot with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or by using the ParkMobile App which we strongly recommend. Note: If you see a fare option higher than $4 on ParkMobile, that is likely an error and we recommend using the pay stations to avoid overpaying for parking.
ParkMobile lets you easily pay for on-street and off-street parking right from your mobile device. You can also reserve parking ahead of time. Individuals who do not carry smartphones can also pay for parking with ParkMobile by calling (877) 727-5932.
The ParkMobile Zone# for P704 is 4762.
Parking with Disabled Person Plates or Placard
Our Triton Tours are accessible for all visitors with disabilities.
Be sure to review the parking information for disabled placards or license plates.
Tour Starting Location
Triton Tours start in front of the Triton Center located in the Student Services Center. Once you park in P704 or P705 and purchase a parking permit, you will join the line for the UC San Diego Shuttle labeled with an "R" for Regents Lots and ride it to the Central Campus Station stop. After disembarking, follow the signs and stickers for a 6-7 minute walk to the Triton Center. Check in begins 15 minutes prior to your tour start time and reservations are required to participate. Please visit our tour registration site for all available tours.