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Location and Surroundings

The Berkeley Water Center is located in 410 O'Brien Hall.
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Walking Directions

Transportation to Berkeley

There are two good transportation options between BWC and the local airports - BART (see below) and the BayPorter Express airport shuttle service.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Links Between Airports and the BWC

San Francisco Airport to the BWC: SF Airport is connected to the BART system by the AirTrain Shuttle, which runs every 10 minutes. The cost for BART ride from the shuttle to Berkeley is $8.65, and the commute takes approximately an hour.

Oakland Airport to the BWC: The AirBART Bus ($3.00) links the Oakland airport to the Coliseum BART station, with busses running every 15 minutes. The cost for the BART ride from the Coliseum to BWC is $2.35, and the commute takes approximatley 30 minutes.

Visit www.bart.gov for schedules and information.

Driving Directions to the Berkeley Water Center

From San Francisco and the Peninsula:
Take Interstate 80East (across the Bay Bridge) to the University Ave. Exit.
The exit forks, stay to the LEFT so that you go up onto University Ave.
Follow University Ave. unti it dead-ends into Oxford St. at the base of campus.
Turn LEFT on Oxford.
Go two blocks and turn RIGHT on Hearst Ave.

Our nearest cross street is Euclid Ave which has a stop light. Please read parking signs carefully as parking limitations are strictly enforced.

From the South Bay, Hayward, San Jose, or the Oakland Airport:
Take Interstate 880 North.
Stay in the left center lanes on I-880 when you reach downtown Oakland.
Follow the signs to connect to Interstate 80 East (to Berkeley).
Then follow the instructions above.

From the East Bay (Contra Costa County) on Highway 24 West
From Highway 24 West, exit at Telegraph Ave.
Turn RIGHT onto Telegraph.
Continue on Telegraph until it dead ends into the Southside of Campus at Bancroft.
Turn LEFT on Bancroft.
Turn RIGHT on Fulton, which will become Oxford in a few blocks.
Turn RIGHT on Hearst.
Then follow the instructions above.

From the East Bay on Northbound Highway 13:
Highway 13 ends and becomes Tunnel Road.
Continue on Tunnel Road. Tunnel Road becomes Ashby Ave near the Claremont Hotel. Continue on Ashby.
Turn RIGHT onto Shattuck Ave.
Turn RIGHT onto University and continue one block to Oxford Street.
Turn RIGHT onto Hearst.
Then follow the instructions above.

From the East Bay on Westbound I-580:
Exit I-580 East (to Berkeley and Sacramento)
Exit at University Ave.
Continue on University Ave until you reach Oxford Street.
Turn LEFT on Oxford.
Turn RIGHT on Hearst.
Then follow the instructions above.

From Interstate 80 West
Exit at University Ave.
Turn LEFT on Oxford Street.
Turn RIGHT on Hearst.
Then follow the instructions above.

Walking Directions

From Hearst and Euclid (on the Northside of campus from the parking structures):
Enter Campus at North Gate (Hearst & Euclid).
Bear to your left as soon as possible, and follow the road as it gently turns to your right.
Proceed under the scaffolding, and when you emerge, the entrance to O'Brien Hall is immediately on your right.
Proceed to the 4th floor. On the 4th floor, go through the double doors to your right.
BWC is the first office on your right, 413 O'Brien Hall.

From the BART station and points West:
From BART, walk toward campus ( East and toward the hills) on Center Street.
You will arrive on campus at West Circle.
Follow the road until you get to the kiosk, then with the hills in front of you, follow the road uphill.
When the road bears right near the top of the hill, Memorial Glade is to your right, continue walking uphill (bear slightly left).
On your left will be a flight of red brick stairs. Go up the stairs.
Once at the top of the stairs, the entrance to O'Brien Hall is 50 feet in front of you on the left.
Proceed to the 4th floor. On the 4th floor, go through the double doors to your right.
BWC is the first office on your right, 413 O'Brien Hall