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Transportation to and within Berkeley

Buses:  

  • AC Transit
    Alameda-Contra Costa Transit (510) 839-2882
  • Gateway Transportation Management
    Shuttle to West Berkeley, (510) 841-2378 for schedule.
  • Berkeley Lab
    Employee shuttle from Center St. near BART.
  • Golden Gate Transit
    415-923-2000
    Call M-F 6am-8pm Sat & Sun 7am-8pm
  • Green Tortoise
    415-956-7500 Call for info 8am-8pm daily
  • Greyhound Bus
    2103 San Pablo Avenue (& 20th St.), Oakland (short walk from BART 19th Street Station)
    800-231-2222 7 days, 24 hours
    510-834-3213 5am-1am
  • Airport Shuttle
    Bayporter Express: For Reservations and Information call:
    877-467-1800 toll free throughout the Bay area
    415-467-1800 outside the Bay area

Rail:

  • Bay Area Rapid Transit
    3 Berkeley stations (Ashby, Downtown Berkeley, North Berkeley)
    (510) 465-2278 
  • AMTRAK
    Berkeley's train stop is at 700 University Ave. (at 3rd St.) is unstaffed. 800-USA-RAIL (800-872-7245) Call for 24-hour schedule information and reservations
    510-450-1081 Emeryville Station
    510-238-4320 Jack London Square Station
    Main local stations are in Richmond (at BART station), Emeryville, and Oakland. Prior arrangements can be made for train stop in Berkeley.
  • CalTrain
    800-660-4287
    Call M-F 6am-10pm Sat & Sun 8am-8pm
    Commuter train serving the Peninsula from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited service to Gilroy.
  • Union Pacific
    Freight service 1-800-756-7777

Ferry Boats:

  • 510-522-3300 Alameda/Oakland Ferry
  • 415-773-1188 Blue & Gold Fleet
  • 415-923-2000 Golden Gate Ferry
  • 510-769-5500 Harbor Bay Maritime
  • 415-447-0597 Red & White Fleet

Airports:

Highways:

  • Interstate 80, 580, California routes 13, 123, 24. 
  • Highway condition information: 1-800-427-7623 or (510) 286-4444

Alternative Transportation and Additional Information:

  • Berkeley TRIP Commute Store - Headquarters e-mail: uctrip@uclink.berkeley.edu
    The Berkeley TRIP Commute Store promotes transportation alternatives to minimize traffic congestion in the Berkeley community. Berkeley TRIP provides transit maps, BART tickets, bus passes, commute information, and route planning & services to help you get to your destination. Hours of operation: Tues-Fri 12 pm to 5:30 pm & Sat 9 am to 1 pm. Phone 510-643-7665. Address 2033 Center Street, Berkeley.
  • Bikestation
    The downtown Berkeley Bikestation provides free and secure parking for up to 75 bicycles daily. It is located on the subterranean level of the Berkeley BART station (Shattuck & Allston Way). Enter the station via the stairs or elevator to access the facility. Hours or Operation: Monday - Friday 6 am - 9:30 pm, Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, closed Sundays. Phone 510-549-7433.