Airport Transportation and Hotels
How to Reach Berkeley
The U.C. Berkeley campus is located 30 minutes from the Oakland International Airport and 45 minutes from the San Francisco International Airport. Shuttle service, buses, and the electric train system Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) are available from the airports to Berkeley.
From San Francisco International Airport: The easiest way to get from the San Francisco Airport to Berkeley is Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). A Richmond train will take you directly to the Downtown Berkeley station, which is one block from the campus and a 10 minute walk from Cory and Soda Halls. Or take a Pittsburg/Baypoint train and transfer to a Richmond train at the 12th Street station in Oakland. The cost is about $5.
From Oakland International Airport: The AirBart Shuttle costs $3.00 and departs every 10 minutes to the Coliseum BART station. Take a Richmond train to the Downtown Berkeley station, which is one block from campus. Southwest Airlines and Jetblue are the main carriers for Oakland.
Shuttle Service From the San Francisco and Oakland Airports
The Bayporter Express offers shuttle service to and from both airports. They require a minimum 24-hour advance reservation. The shuttle from the San Francisco Airport to Berkeley is $32.00 and $25 from The Oakland Airport. This shuttle service operates between 3:30 a.m. and midnight to San Francisco and 3:30 to 11 pm to Oakland Airport.
Taxis and Rental Cars
Cabfare from the Oakland Airport to downtown Berkeley is approximately $35.00. Cabfare from the San Francisco Airport to downtown Berkeley is approximately $45-50.00. Most major car rental agencies, including Hertz and Avis, are located at both airports.
Arriving by Car
A campus garage for visitors is located on Bancroft Avenue just below the intersection of Telegraph Avenue. Please let us know if you would like a permit for Monday. Enter the garage by the driveway on the right hand side as you go down Bancroft Way towards Oxford Avenue. The garage is located directly below the ASUC Student Center. It is a 10 minute walk to Cory Hall or Soda Hall.
There are numerous other private garages along Bancroft and Durant avenues. Street parking is not really an alternative, since the meters are set for one hour.
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Please note that we will provide pre-paid hotel rooms for our invited visitors. Here is a list incase you need additional hotel info.
Located at the corner of Durant and Bowditch, 1 block from campus and at ten minute walk from Cory and Soda halls.
Located at Bancroft and College avenues, a 10 minute walk from Cory and Soda halls.
Located at the corner of Shattuck and Allston Way, about a 15 minute walk from Cory and Soda halls.
Beau Sky Hotel
Located one block from campus and a 10 minute walk from Cory and Soda halls. This is the least expensive hotel on the list.
1538 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley CA 94709
Located about 5 blocks from campus and approximately 15 minutes walk from Cory and Soda halls.
Located 1 block south of Campus, about a 15 minute walk from Cory and Soda halls.
Located 5 blocks south of campus, about 2 miles from Cory and Soda halls (it's quite a bit of a walk).
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