Travel to Berkeley Campus by CAR:

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UC Berkeley campus MAP:

Berkeley is located in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Situated in the East Bay, Berkeley is renowned for its world-class university campus, liberal politics and progressive spirit, and culinary delights! Berkeley is situated on San Francisco Bay directly across from the Golden Gate, so the city is foggy in the mornings and early evenings, with sunnier afternoons. There can be brisk winds off the bay, so wearing layers of warmer clothing is recommended. Temperatures in October usually are high sixties (68) and lows of 51.

Travel to Berkeley:

By plane: there are three major airports close to Berkeley:

Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK) is the closest, most convenient airport to Berkeley. Located 15 miles south of the city, the airport is 20-30 minutes away by car or 40 minutes away by public transit. Travelers can take the local train/subway BART: From the airport, take the “AirBART” bus to the Coliseum Station and then board a Richmond-bound train. Alternatively, you can opt for a taxi or shuttle van, both of which provide door-to-door service, The primary shuttle service from the airport is BAYPORTER EXPRESS: (OAK – Berkeley, a   $25.00 per person).

San Francisco International Airport (IATA: SFO) is also convenient to Berkeley with BART service at the airport. BART boards at the airport’s International Terminal, and timed transfers are provided to Richmond-bound trains at 19th Street/Oakland Station. Total travel time on BART is just under an hour. The drive is 30 minutes with light traffic, but the Bay Bridge corridor is often congested and the trip often takes about an hour. Taxis and shuttle vans provide door-to-door service. The primary shuttle service from the airport is BAYPORTER EXPRESS: (SFO – Berkeley, a   $34.00 per person).

San Jose International Airport (IATA: SJC) is located in the Bay Area, but it is an hour’s drive from Berkeley in light traffic. The trip to SJC by public transit is indirect, but possible by train or best by rental car.

Amtrak has service along its Capitol Corridor route directly to Berkeley. All other Amtrak services stop in nearby Richmond and Emeryville. The Berkeley station is located at University Avenue and Fourth Street, which is conveniently linked to the rest of town by local AC Transit Route 51B. Travelers wishing to reach downtown Berkeley may find it faster to use the Richmond station and ride BART instead. There is no AC Transit service between Emeryville and Berkeley, you can consult 511 ( for trip planning assistance.

Greyhound offers bus service from nearby Oakland and San Francisco to most points throughout California and the United States, and Megabus offers discount bus service from Oakland and San Francisco to Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Reno.