Parking & Transportation
Parking Permits & Getting to Campus
If you have a disability DMV placard or license plate, please see information below about Handicapped and Disability Parking Permits.
Handicapped and Disability Parking Permits
Designated handicapped parking spaces are located at Foothill in parking lots 1 (stadium), 2A, 4A-C, 5 and 8 (elevator accessible) for blue (long term) or red (temporary) "handicapped" DMV placards or license plates issued by the California State Department of Motor Vehicle. View campus map for exact locations.
Persons driving such vehicles
- are exempt from purchasing an FHDA parking permit;
- and may park in any designated blue "handicapped" parking space, or any student or staff space.
Temporary Disability Parking: Students who are temporarily disabled may apply for a college-issued Temporary Disability Parking Permit from the Disability Resource Center, Room 5801; or call (650) 949-7017. Important: Even though a Foothill-issued Temporary Disability Permit is displayed, vehicles are still required to display a current, valid FHDA parking permit.
The above regulations apply 365 days a year unless otherwise noted. Illegally parked vehicles can be cited and/or towed, even if class is not in session. Overnight parking is not allowed. Read all signs and road markings carefully. Be sure to park only in a marked space, clearly display your permit, and lock your vehicle.
Section 23113A of the California Vehicle Code grants the authority for the Foothill-De Anza College Police Department to enforce all Vehicle Code violations on the parking lots and roadways within the Foothill-De Anza Community College District property. In addition, the District may adopt its own regulations to provide adequate parking and the safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles.
On-campus parking, traffic and police matters are conducted by the Foothill-De Anza District Police Department. The complete list of college parking and traffic regulations is posted in the FHDA District Police Department in Room 2103. For more information, call (650) 949-7313.
If You Receive a Parking Citation
For inquiries and payment of parking citations (effective Wednesday, 09/12/18), call 888.913.3711 or visit parkingticketpayment.com/fhda.
From San Francisco:
Travel south on Interstate 280; Exit El Monte Road; travel west to campus entrance
Travel south on U.S. Route 101; Exit San Antonio Road; left turn on Foothill Expressway; right on El Monte Road; travel west to campus entrance.
From San Jose
Travel north on Interstate 280; Exit El Monte Road; travel west to campus entrance
Travel north on U.S. Route 101; Exit San Antonio Road; left turn on Foothill Expressway; right on El Monte Road; travel west to campus entrance.
Foothill College Sunnyvale Center - Sunnyvale:
From San Francisco: Take HWY 101 south to N. Mathilda Ave. in Sunnyvale
Turn left onto Innovation Drive.
From San Jose: Take HWY 101 north to N. Mathilda Ave. in Sunnyvale
Turn left onto Innovation Drive.
Commercial shuttle service is also available from the San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC) airports. Fares are between $15 - $50, depending on your destination.
Shuttles from San Francisco:
Super Shuttle: (650) 246-8942 or make a reservation online.
Shuttles from San Jose:
VIP Shuttle: (408) 577-1800
South and East Bay Shuttles: (408) 225-4444.
The local bus company, Valley Transit Authority has bus lines that go to both campuses. Please check with VTA for routes, schedules, and fares. VTA buses 40 and 52 go to the Foothill campus
Accessible Routes on Campus
To find accessible parking, ramps, pathways and bus stops at Foothill College, please download our campus accessibility map.
Elevator Locations and Access to Campus
If parking in the lower parking lots, elevator access to the upper main campus (Smithwick Theatre) is available from parking lot 8.
Parking lot 5A provides accessible pathways with ramps to the middle of campus without the need to take an elevator.
Need a ride on campus?
Please call our Student Resource Center at 650.949.7107 to request service during the following hours:
EV Charging Stations
Recharge your electric vehicle with a ChargePoint station in Parking Lot 6. Learn more.