Transportation and Hotels

Airport Transportation Hotels

Airport Transportation

Travel Tip: Be sure to have luggage tags with YOUR NAME on them on all your luggage. Some visitors borrow luggage for Visit Days and leave the nametags of the lenders on. We advise against this. Borrowed pieces of luggage should have the name of the visitor on them, not the name of the lender. It is difficult to return lost luggage if the visitor's name is not on their luggage. Also, luggage lost in the airline sytem with no name or someone else's name might be permanently lost.

How to Reach Berkeley

The U.C. Berkeley campus is located 30 minutes from the Oakland International Airport and 60 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.

Public Transportation

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 $9.25.

From Oakland International Airport: The Oakland Airport Connector costs $8.50 and departs every 5-20 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 $38.00 and $29 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.

Shuttles from Stanford

For those of you that RSVPed for a shuttle from Stanford, each shuttle will make two stops: the first stop will be at Hotel Shattuck followed by a second stop at Cory Hall. Buses depart the Palo Alto Sheraton on Saturday at 2:00 PM and 9:30 PM, and on Sunday at 8:30 AM. Expect buses to arrive at Cory Hall approximately 75-90 minutes after that (see a map of the areas). We will have graduate student hosts to meet some of you at the Hotel Shattuck, and some to meet you at Cory Hall.

Taxis and Rental Cars

Cabfare from the Oakland Airport to downtown Berkeley is approximately $52.00. Cabfare from the San Francisco Airport to downtown Berkeley is approximately $95.00. Most major car rental agencies, including Hertz and Avis, are located at both airports.

Arriving by Car

Directions

Parking

If you are planning to drive to the event and need a campus parking permit, please contact catherinedang@berkeley.edu. There are also numerous private garages. Although street parking is free on Sundays, it is very limited and have 1 hour limits during the weekdays.

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Hotels

Please note that we will provide pre-paid hotel rooms for our invited visitors at the Hotel Shattuck. The list below is provided in case you need other hotel accommodations.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza

(510) 845-7300
Inside California: 800-742-8825
Outside California: (866) 466-9199
Shattuck and Allston Way
Berkeley CA 94704

Located at the corner of Shattuck and Allston Way, about a 15 minute walk from Cory and Soda halls.

Hotel Durant

(510) 845-8981
800-2-DURANT outside California
800-5-DURANT inside California
2600 Durant Ave.
Berkeley CA 94704

Located at the corner of Durant and Bowditch, 1 block from campus and at ten minute walk from Cory and Soda halls.

Bancroft Hotel

800-549-1002 Toll Free
(510) 549-1000 Front Desk
2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Located at Bancroft and College avenues, a 10 minute walk from Cory and Soda halls.

Beau Sky Hotel

(510) 540-7688
2520 Durant Ave
Berkeley CA 94704

Located one block from campus and a 10 minute walk from Cory and Soda halls. This is the least expensive hotel on the list.

The French Hotel

(510) 548-9930
1538 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley CA 94709

Located about 5 blocks from campus and approximately 15 minutes walk from Cory and Soda halls.

The Berkeley City Club

2315 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Tel: (510) 848-7800
Fax: (510) 848-5900

Located 1 block south of Campus, about a 15 minute walk from Cory and Soda halls.

Rose Garden Inn

(510) 549-2145
2740 Telegraph
Berkeley CA 94705

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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