Travel Info


Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Sonoma State University is located in Rohnert Park, CA (and NOT in the town of Sonoma). Rohnert Park is about 40 miles north of San Francisco on Highway 101.

It is the policy of Sonoma State University that smoking and other uses of tobacco products are prohibited on campus as well as at off campus sites under University ownership or control, and in vehicles owned, leased, or rented by the University. Here is a description of the full policy.


There are three airports that can be used to reach SSU: Santa Rosa (STS), San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK).

Santa Rosa’s Charles Schulz airport has service through American Airlines from Phoenix, and also by Horizon/Alaska Airlines from LAX, San Diego (SAN), Portland (PDX), Seattle (SEA), and Orange County (SNA). United also has flights from SFO to STS, but these flights are usually expensive.

STS is about 17 miles from SSU/Rohnert Park, and it also has a SMART train stop  that goes to the Cotati station, which is about 1 mile from the SSU campus.

Sonoma County Airport

Sonoma Marin Train

Sonoma County Airport Express Shuttle

San Francisco airport is located about 1.5 hours drive from Rohnert Park (not including traffic). It is a major international hub and there is a shuttle bus service to the Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park (which is one of the two conference hotels).

Oakland airport is located about 1.25 hours drive from Rohnert Park (not including traffic). Oakland is also an international airport but has fewer flights than SFO. It is also served by the Sonoma County Airport Express shuttle bus service to the Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park.

Warning about Traffic on 101
If you are planning on renting a car and driving to Rohnert Park, please be aware that traffic going north to Sonoma County builds up starting around 3 PM on weekdays, but is usually cleared after 7 pm. Southbound traffic begins at 6 AM and usually dissipates by 10 AM on weekdays. Weekend traffic can be unpredictable but is typically heaviest on Saturday AM going north and Sunday PM going south.

Travel Security
U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s air travel security rules remain in effect.

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