Getting here and around

Public transportation

Parking is limited at the Berkeley campus! Whenever possible, we encourage you to use public transportation.

When using public transportation it is good to have lots of change. Some services require exact fare (e.g. AC Transit Buses and Campus Shuttle Service).

BART

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains operate from Fremont, Richmond, Bay Point/Concord and San Francisco/Daly City and include service to San Francisco International Airport. BART connects to Oakland International Airport via a short hop on an AirBart shuttle bus. A map indicating the route and stops of each train is located at each BART station. The Berkeley BART station is just 1½ blocks west of the Berkeley campus.

Example:

  • From San Francisco: Board BART and transfer at the 12th Street or MacArthur station to a Richmond train or for direct passage (except on Sundays) - board a Richmond train in San Francisco (refer to BART maps).
  • Get off at the Berkeley Station (aka Downtown Berkeley).
  • Walk east on Center Street for 1 block to the campus. Enter campus at Oxford Street and Center Street.
  • Take the Path on the right through the Eucalyptus Grove and make a left at Campanile Way.
  • Continue to walk toward Sather Tower and make a right at the first cross street (Sather Road) near Durant Hall.
  • Continue past Sather gate until you reach Sproul Hall on your left.

AC Transit

AC Transit bus service provides transportation for commuters to and
from San Francisco and throughout Alameda and Western Contra Costa County. There are several AC bus lines that stop at the campus at the intersection of Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue such as lines: #1; #1R; #7; #49; #51B; #52; and F. For additional lines and information, call 511 and say "AC Transit".

Oakland International Airport

The Oakland International Airport is approximately 15 miles from UC Berkeley.

  • At the airport take the AirBart Shuttle to the Oakland Coliseum BART station.
  • Board a Richmond bound BART train and get off at the Berkeley Station.
  • Exit the Berkeley station at Center Street.
  • Walk east on Center Street for 1 block to the campus. Enter campus at Oxford Street and Center Street.
  • Take the Path on the right through the Eucalyptus Grove and make a left at Campanile Way.
  • Continue to walk toward Sather Tower and make a right at the first cross street (Sather Road) near Durant Hall.
  • Continue past Sather gate until you reach Sproul Hall on your left.

Transit and shuttle information websites & phone numbers

BART
including service to San Francisco International Airport
(510) 465-2278
AC Transit
East Bay buses
(510) 839-2882
San Franciso Muni
San Francisco Buses
(415) 673-6864
AirBART
AirBART service from Oakland Airport only
(510) 562-7700
Caltrain/Southern Pacific Railroad
Commuter train service from San Francisco and San Jose
(415) 557-8661
(800) 558-8661
SamTrans
Bus service between Palo Alto and downtown San Francisco
(650) 817-1717
(800) 650-4287
Bay Area Transit Trip Planner (511.org)
Helps plan door-to-door trips by searching the schedules of multiple Bay Area transit providers.
 
UC Berkeley Campus Shuttle (Monday through Friday)
Bus service from Downtown Berkeley (across from BART at Center & Shattuck in front of Bank of America) to UC campus perimeter, Botanical Gardens and Lawrence Hall of Science.
 


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