The Culinary Institute of America

  • CA Campus Travel Directions

    The CIA is approximately 1/4 mile north of the town of St. Helena on the left, 1 1/2–2 hours north of San Francisco in the heart of the Napa Valley.

    San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport are both within two hours of the CIA at Greystone.

    St. Helena (and the Napa Valley region) is very rural. We recommend that you make arrangements to rent a car if you are flying into the area.

    The college is located at 2555 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574.

    Travel by Car

    From San Francisco:

    • Take 101 North through San Francisco to Hwy 37
    • Take Hwy 37 East for 7 miles to Hwy 121
    • Take Hwy 121 North, then follow it to the east for 15 miles to Hwy 29
    • Take Hwy 29 North 19 miles to the CIA.
    • The CIA is just one mile north of downtown St. Helena on the left side of the road.
    • After entering the parking lot, follow the signs to the north end of the building for our complimentary valet parking.

    From East Bay Area:

    • Take Hwy 80 East to Hwy 37
    • Take Hwy 37 West for 2 miles to Hwy 29
    • Take Hwy 29 North 29 miles to the CIA.
    • The CIA is just one mile north of downtown St. Helena on the left side of the road.
    • After entering the lot, follow the signs to the north end of the building for our complimentary valet parking.

    From Sacramento:

    • Take 80 West to Hwy 12 (Napa exit) West (Hwy 12 is five miles past Fairfield)
    • Take Hwy 12 West towards Napa for 15 miles to Hwy 29
    • Take Hwy 29 North 22 miles to the CIA.
    • The CIA is just one mile north of downtown St. Helena on the left side of the road.
    • After entering the lot, follow the signs to the north end of the building for our complimentary valet parking.

    From Santa Rosa:

    • Take 101 North to River Road/Guerneville (Calistoga exit)
    • Turn right off freeway onto Mark West Springs Road for 10 miles
    • Turn left onto Petrified Forest Road for five miles
    • Turn right onto Foothill Blvd, which will become Hwy 29
    • Drive south on Hwy 29 for eight miles
    • After you pass Deer Park Road, the CIA will be on your right.
    • After entering the lot, follow the signs to the north end of the building for our complimentary valet parking.

    Local Transportation Services

    Yellow Cab of Napa
    707-226-3731
    www.yellowcabnapa.com
    $45 pick-up fee in St. Helena plus cab fare for desired trip

    Valley Valet Taxi
    707-942-9009
    Estimated rates from CIA to: St. Helena Area ($25); Calistoga Area ($45); Napa Area ($65); Yountville Area ($45)

    Napa Valley Cab
    707-257-6444
    $45 pick-up fee in St. Helena plus cab fare for desired trip

    Cab Hopper Calistoga
    707-341-3022
    Serving Calistoga, St. Helena & Rutherford Thursday 7 a.m.–Monday 2:30 a.m.

    One Size Ride
    707-277-4939
    www.onsizeride.com
    Personalized Transportation Service
    Rates from $45–$55 per hour, with minimums

    A to Z Cab
    707-666-1555
    www.atozcab.com
    Serving St. Helena
    Estimated rates from CIA to: Calistoga ($30); Yountville ($30); Napa ($40)

    Kathleen Meyer
    707-738-6879
    Upper Valley Transportation Services
    Rates from $30 per hour

    Airport Transportation Services

    One Size Ride
    707-277-4939
    www.onesizeride.com
    One Way Airport Sedans
    Estimated Rates $130–$150

    Pure Luxury Transportation
    707-775-2920
    www.pureluxury.com
    One Way Airport Sedans
    Limo & Bus Services
    Airport Service $225–$250

    Evans Airport Transportation
    707-255-1559
    www.evanstransportation.com
    Scheduled Airporter Bus Service from Terminal in Napa (see website for schedule & location)
    Estimated Rates: $29 per person, one way

    Kathleen Meyer
    707-738-6879
    Airport Transportation
    Estimated One Way Rate $175

    Rental Car Services

    There are many options for rental cars at all local airports. If you are looking to rent a car after you arrive in the valley, there are also many options in Napa. However, there is only one option in the Upper Valley:

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car
    707-968-0816
    Only option in St. Helena

    Note:
    The Culinary Institute of America does not endorse these websites. They are listed for your convenience.

  • The CIA at Greystone

    2555 Main Street
    St. Helena, CA 94574

    707-967-1100