Getting to Berkeley

Airport Transportation

The UC 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). Take a Pittsburg/Baypoint train and transfer to a Richmond train at the 19th Street station in Oakland. The cost is $9.25.

From Oakland International Airport: Take AirBART connection 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 and3:30 to 11 pm to Oakland Airport.

Taxis and Rental Cars

Cab fare from the Oakland Airport to downtown Berkeley is approximately $35.00. Cab fare from the San Francisco Airport to downtown Berkeley is approximately $45-50.00. Most major car rental agencies, including Hertz andAvis, are located at both airports.


Parking on campus is expensive and difficult. For those of you seeking parking, please go to the UC Berkeley’s Parking and Transportation website.