Getting Here

SIGL is located in Vaughan Hall on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography lower campus.

UC San Diego Users

The easiest way to access SIGL is to use the SIO Shuttle. Look out for the blue SIO sign in the shuttle window. The SIO shuttle is a free service that transports the UC San Diego community among points on of the main UC San Diego campus and Scripps. It runs weekdays, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m., year-round, excluding university holidays, with reduced service during academic breaks and summer sessions. View the SIO Shuttle Schedule for the latest pick-up times and locations. Alight at either the Naga/Vaughan Hall or Lot P003 stops.
Alternatively the South Campus Shuttle connects Mesa Housing with the main UC San Diego (Gilman Drive) campus, Birch Aquarium and Cental SIO. Alight at Central SIO on La Jolla Shores Drive and walk down the hill towards Vaughan Hall.
Live shuttle tracking is available here. Select SIO Loop and/or South Campus.

Driving Directions

From Highway 52

  • Head west on 52.
  • Use the left 2 lanes for La Jolla Parkway exit.
  • Head downhill on La Jolla Parkway
  • Turn right on to La Jolla Shores Drive, at the corner with the Shell gas station.
  • Continue along La Jolla Shores Drive until you come to the second set of traffic lights where you will see the sign for University California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanopgraphy.
  • Turn left on to El Paseo Grande and then right on to Kennel Way.
  • Parking Lot P003 will be directly on your right.

From Highway 5

  • Southbound: Take Exit 28, and use the right two lanes to turn right on La Jolla Village Drive.
  • Northbound: Take Exit 28B, and use the left two lanes to turn left on La Jolla Village Drive.
  • Continue on to North Torrey Pines Road and turn left on to Expedition Way, enjoying the view of the Pacific Ocean for a brief moment.
  • When you reach Birch Aquarium, take a right on to Downwind Way, then turn left to stay on Downwind Way.
  • Take a left on to La Jolla Shores Drive.
  • Turn right at El Paseo Grande and then right on to Kennel Way.
  • Parking Lot P003 will be directly on your right.

Parking Information

There is no public parking available at Scripps Institution of Oceanography Monday-Friday and free parking for SIGL on nearby streets is extremely limited.
If you are parking for a short time (< 1 hr), you may find a parking spot along La Jolla Shores Drive, but there is no guarantee. On weekends public parking is available in lots P002 and P003 and permits can be purchased from the pay station in P003 at a rate of $2 per hour or $20 per day. If you intend on staying at SIGL for longer than 1 hour on a weekday you are required to obtain a parking permit. The permit must be arranged at least 3 business days prior to arrival, and will only be offered to visitors of SIGL for the purpose of accessing the lab.