Driving Directions to SUA Campus

aerial of Soka UniversitySoka University
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
 (949) 480-4000 

info@soka.edu

DIRECTIONS

From Interstate 5, traveling north or south: (TOLL FREE)

Go to Oso Parkway exit and turn west  (right if you are coming from the north, left if you are coming from the south)

Oso becomes Pacific Park Drive

Travel about five miles on Pacific Park Drive - turn left on Wood Canyon Drive

After one mile, turn right on University

From the North on Interstate 405: (TOLL FREE)

Take the southbound 405 to southbound Interstate 5

Go to Oso Parkway exit and turn west  (right if you are southbound)

Oso becomes Pacific Park Drive

Travel about five miles on Pacific Park Drive - turn left on Wood Canyon Drive

After one mile, turn right on University


From the North on Interstate 405: (TOLL)

From Interstate 405, take the southbound State Route 73 toll road

Travel 11.8 miles on the 73 to the Glenwood Exit (right)  Glenwood Drive changes its name to Pacific Park - stay on it.

Turn right on Wood Canyon Drive

After one mile, turn right on University     Note: State Route 73 is a Toll Road costing up to $7 to use.
 
 

From the East on State Route 55: (TOLL FREE)

From State Route 55, take the southbound 405 to southbound Interstate 5

Go to Oso Parkway exit and turn west  (right if you are heading south, left if you are coming north)

Oso becomes Pacific Park Drive

Travel about five miles on Pacific Park Drive - turn left on Wood Canyon Drive

After one mile, turn right on University


From the East on State Route 55: (TOLL)

From State Route 55, take the southbound State Route 73 toll road

Travel 11.8 miles on the 73 to the Glenwood Exit (right).  Glenwood Drive changes its name to Pacific Park - stay on it.

Turn right on Wood Canyon Drive

After one mile, turn right on University    Note: State Route 73 is a Toll Road costing up to $7 to use.

From the West on Pacific Coast Highway: (TOLL FREE)

From Pacific Coast Highway, take Laguna Canyon Rd. (SR133) north

Travel 3.2 miles on Laguna Canyon Rd. to El Toro Rd. - turn right on El Toro Rd

Travel 1.3 miles on El Toro Rd. to Aliso Creek Rd. - turn right on Aliso Creek Rd

Travel 2.6 miles on Aliso Creek Rd. to Glenwood - turn right on Glenwood.  Glenwood Drive changes its name to Pacific Park - stay on it.

Travel to Wood Canyon Drive - Turn right on Wood Canyon Drive

After one mile, turn right on University

The Toll Roads Rates and Payment
Cash tolling is no longer accepted on The Toll Roads, but there are now new ways to pay. Drivers can pay tolls with FasTrak®, an ExpressAccount™ or use One-Time-Toll™.  
One-Time-Toll is a good choice for out-of-town visitors and infrequent users of The Toll Roads.  No account necessary - users drive the 73, 133, 241 or 261 Toll Roads anytime, day or night, then pay within 48 hours after driving on The Toll Roads. Drivers can pay online at thetollroads.com or by using The Toll Roads app. For more information about One-Time-Toll and how to pay, visit www.thetollroads.com.

Public Transportation to Soka University  

  • Currently the nearest bus stop to Soka University is 1 1/2 miles from campus at Aliso Viejo Town Center. See the Orange County Transportation Authority for bus schedules and stops.
  • The Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Train Station is 5 miles from campus.  You may arrange for taxi service from there. See MetroLink for train schedules.
  • A Shuttle Bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to SUA costs about $50 per person one way and will bring you directly to campus. . You don't need reservations.  Just walk out to the shuttle bus stop in front of the airport and sign up there.  Be sure to get a quote first (there are several different services and prices may vary with gas price increases.)  Ask for a discount if several people are going to the same destination.  Distance is about 50 miles.  Expect it to take about 1 hour depending upon traffic.  Super Shuttle offers a 10% SUA discount if you book online.
  • Taxi service from LAX costs about $100 one way.  Be sure to get a quote first - prices may change with gas price increases.
  • John Wayne Airport Orange County (SNA) is located 12 miles from campus and both shuttle buses and taxis are available.
  • Limo service is also available: www.AirportLimo.com

 

Parking at Soka University                         Parking Map

For Founders Hall Art Gallery and events in Founders Hall: Park in Parking Lot A

For Soka Performing Art Center: Park in Parking Lot A      Soka Performing Arts Center Parking

For Ikeda Library: Park in Parking Lot C

For Pauling Hall: Park in Parking Lot C, take the stairs or elevator up to the campus green.  Pauling Hall is directly to the left of the Student Center and Soka Bistro dining hall (where tables and chairs are out front).

For Athletics:  Upon arrival at Soka University, the Athletics Complex is to your immediate right. Parking is to the immediate left in Lot A for spectators, to the immediate right in Lot B for teams and officials, and just past the Gym in Lot C for the Pool. Parking passes are required, and are available at the entrance gate.

Other events: Ask at the gate as you come in for a map and directions to find the best parking for the event you are attending.  Parking is free for most events.  International Festival parking (first Saturday in May) is $10.