Directions

The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos
300 Manresa Way
Los Altos, CA 94022-4659
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The Jesuit Retreat Center is located at 300 Manresa Way, off University Avenue, in Los Altos.


The Retreat center is 40 miles south of San Francisco, in Los Altos, and near to Mountain View, conveniently located for national and international travelers 32 miles from San Francisco Airport (SFO) and 18 miles west from San Jose Airport (SJC).

From Highway 280 – Take the El Monte/Moody Road exit. Proceed on El Monte East. At the third signal, turn left onto University Ave. Proceed over three speed humps along University Ave. for 0.3 mile. Turn left on Manresa Way (a stone pillar with a brass plaque marks the entrance to The Jesuit Retreat Center).Proceed up the hill (bearing left) to The Jesuit Retreat Center.

From Highway 101 – Take the San Antonio Road South exit. Proceed on San Antonio for approximately 4 miles. Turn left onto Foothill Expressway (San Antonio ends at Foothill). At the first signal, turn right onto El Monte. At the first signal, turn right onto University Ave. Proceed over three speed humps along University Ave. for 0.3 mile. Turn left at Manresa Way (a stone pillar with brass plaque marks the entrance to The Jesuit Retreat Center). Proceed up the hill (bearing left) to The Jesuit Retreat Center.

From San Francisco Airport – Exit San Francisco Airport, follow signs to Highway 380 Continue on 380 to Highway 280 South Take Highway 280 SOUTH to El Monte (see directions above)

From San Jose Airport – Follow the signs to Highway 880 South/Coleman Avenue Stay to the left and take Highway 880 South to Highway 280 North Exit El Monte East (see directions above)

Public transportation options –  Click here for shuttle and cab information from the San Jose and San Francisco airports

The least expensive way to arrive at the Retreat Center from a Bay Area airport is to take the CalTrain to the Mountain View station, about 4 miles from us; then use UBER or LYFT from there to The Jesuit Retreat Center.