Map & Directions to the ARF

The Archaeological Research Facility is located at College 2251 Building, a brick structure near the south-east corner of the UC Berkeley campus.

Campus parking lots with short term permits are available, or you may park your car in metered parking on nearby city streets. More information about nearby car parking is available online. Bicycle parking is available at outdoor racks (show map) or at UC Berkeley secure bike locations (show map) for registered users.



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Where do I park?

Parking near ARF and Kroeber Hall

 

Note: Map is oriented with East at the top of the map.
This map is modified from the official Campus Map PDF.


There are two UC Berkeley parking lots close to the ARF and to Kroeber Hall (Dept of Anthropology) shown in the map above. Parking is available to the public in the Boalt Lot, Kroeber Lot, and Bancroft Structure after 5 pm and costs $1 per hour. The Boalt Lot is accessed from Piedmont Avenue.
More information about UC Berkeley visitor parking.

On city streets, metered parking is available on Bancroft Way and other nearby streets for $1.25 per hour (9am-6pm, Mon-Sat, free during the evenings, Sundays and holidays). Street parking on Piedmont Avenue near the International House is free (maximum of two hours until 7 PM, unlimited at night).
More information about City of Berkeley parking.

SFO Airport to ARF (by car)

  1. Beginning at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
  2. Head east [387 ft]
  3. Turn left (signs for Freeways) [0.2 mi]
  4. Merge onto US-101 N via the ramp to San Francisco [11.4 mi]
  5. Slight right at I-80 E (signs for Oakland/I-80/Bay Bridge/Seventh St/US-101 N)[7.5 mi]
  6. Take the exit onto I-580 E toward Downtown Oakland/Hayward-Stockton/CA-24 [1.7 mi]
  7. Take the exit onto CA-24 E toward Walnut Creek [1.5 mi]
  8. Take the Claremont Ave exit    [0.2 mi]
  9. Turn left at Claremont Ave    [0.7 mi]
  10. Slight left at College Ave    [1.4 mi]
  11. Information about parking near the ARF is online. The ARF is in 2251 College Building, a brick structure located about 100 yards from the south edge of campus. Consult the map on the edge of campus for more detail.

Link to a GoogleMap showing these directions.

 

SFO Airport to ARF (public transport)

Walk to San Francisco Int BART

About 2 mins
 
 
Metro rail - BART - Direction: Pittsburg / Bay Point
Service run by Bay Area Rapid Transit
e.g. 2:40pm Depart San Francisco Int BART
to 43 mins
3:23pm Arrive 12th St. Oakland City Center BART
 
Metro rail - BART - Direction: Richmond
0 secs to make transfer
3:23pm Depart 12th St. Oakland City Center BART
  11 mins
3:34pm Arrive Downtown Berkeley BART
 
Bus - 51 - Berkeley - Oakland - Alameda - Direction: 51 Broadway
8 minutes to Durant and College Avenues, walk 2 min to ARF (or walk 20 min from BART)
Service run by AC Transit
 
Walk to 2251 College Building

About 2 mins
Consult map on edge of Berkeley campus for detailed information.

Link to GoogleMap showing these directions

Oakland Airport (880 northbound) to ARF (by car)

  1. Head west on Airport Dr    [0.3 mi]
  2. Turn left toward Airport Dr (signs for Long Term Parking) [0.3 mi]
  3. Turn left at Airport Dr    [446 ft]
  4. Slight left to stay on Airport Dr [0.1 mi]
  5. Slight right to stay on Airport Dr (signs for exit/Freeway)    [0.7 mi]
  6. Slight right to stay on Airport Dr (signs for Doolittle Dr/CA-61/Rental Car Center)    [0.2 mi]
  7. Turn left at Doolittle Dr [0.1 mi]
  8. Turn right at Hegenberger Rd [1.1 mi]
  9. Merge onto I-880 N via the ramp to Downtown Oakland    [6.4 mi]
  10. Slight right at I-980 E (signs for Walnut Creek/I-980/CA-24) [1.5 mi]
  11. Continue on CA-24 E (signs for Walnut Creek/Berkeley/CA-24) [1.7 mi]
  12. Take the Claremont Ave exit    [0.2 mi]
  13. Turn left at Claremont Ave [0.7 mi]
  14. Slight left at College Ave [1.4 mi]
  15. Information about parking near the ARF is online. The ARF is in 2251 College Building, a brick structure located about 100 yards from the south edge of campus. Consult the map on the edge of campus for more detail.

Link to GoogleMap showing these directions.
 

Oakland Airport to ARF (public transport)

Walk to Airport DR:Terminal #2; Oakland Intl Airport

About 10 mins
Head west on Airport Dr toward Alan Shepard Way  
0.3 mi
Slight left to stay on Airport Dr   0.2 mi
 
 
Bus - 50 - Ftvl. BART - Alameda - Bay Fair BART - Direction: 50 Southshore
Service run by AC Transit
2:21pm Depart Airport DR:Terminal #2; Oakland Intl Airport
  15 mins
2:36pm Arrive San Leandro ST:Coliseum BART Station
 
Metro rail - BART - Direction: Richmond
5 mins to make transfer
Service run by Bay Area Rapid Transit
2:41pm Depart Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART
  22 mins
3:03pm Arrive Downtown Berkeley BART
 
Bus - 51 - Berkeley - Oakland - Alameda - Direction: 51 Broadway

8 min bus ride to Durant and College Avenues, 2 min from ARF (or walk 20 min from BART)

Service run by AC Transit
 

Walk to 2251 College Building

1. Head east on Durant Ave toward College Ave
79 ft
2. Turn left at College Ave and in one block enter UC Berkeley campus

Consult map on edge of campus for detailed information about ARF building location.

Link to a GoogleMap showing these directions.