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Quick Reference: Visiting Cal

The University of California, Berkeley is located in the city of Berkeley, east of San Francisco Bay. The East Bay is accessible by air, train, car, and public transit.

By air: The Oakland and San Francisco airports are close to the Berkeley campus. A number of companies provide shuttle service.

By car: From northbound Highway 101 (San Francisco/Daly City):Follow Highway 101 North, then take I-80 East/Bay Bridge. Once across the bridge, stay to the left. Exit at University Avenue and continue east for approximately two miles to the campus.

From westbound or eastbound I-80: Exit at University Avenue and continue east for approximately two miles to the campus.

From westbound Highway 13: Highway 13 becomes Tunnel Road as it enters Berkeley, and then changes to Ashby Avenue near the Claremont Hotel. Turn right onto College Avenue, which will take you to campus.

From westbound Highway 24: Travel through the Caldecott Tunnel and take the Telegraph Avenue exit. Turn right onto Telegraph and continue north for approximately two miles to the campus.

From northbound I-880 (San Jose, Hayward, Oakland International Airport): Follow I-880 East. Stay in left center lanes for I-80 East (to Berkeley). Take the University Avenue exit and continue east for approximately two miles to campus.

From westbound I-580: Exit I-80 East (to Berkeley, Sacramento). Take the University Avenue exit and continue east for approximately two miles to campus.

By train: Amtrak has service to the Bay Area into Emeryville and Oakland (Jack London Square), both about three miles from the campus. The Capitol, a commuter line between San Jose and a bit north of Sacramento, stops in Berkeley as well.

By Bus: AC Transit is the municipal bus system that serves much of the East Bay, with service to San Francisco.

By subway: BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is the Bay Area’s subway system. It provides service to communities both east and west of San Francisco Bay. In coordination with the local bus systems, it also provides access to and from the Oakland and San Francisco airports.

Links to specific information and schedules for regional transportation are available at www.berkeley.edu/visitors/public_transit.html.

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