Getting Here

Symposium events will take place at North Gate Hall (where the Graduate School of Journalism is located), Bechtel Engineering Center and Stanley Hall.

Interactive Campus Map Directions to the School of Journalism

Transportation from Bay Area Airports

Consider flying into Oakland rather than San Francisco. The Oakland International Airport (OAK) is smaller and easier to manage than San Francisco International (SFO) and it is closer to Berkeley.

AIRPORTS TO BERKELEY

 
Type of Transit Company Airport Estimated Cost
Taxi (door to door) Various Oakland $50
Taxi (door to door) Various San Francisco $85-90
Shuttle to BART AirBart Oakland $3 (Coliseum station)
Bus to BART AC Transit Oakland $2.10
(Coliseum station)
BART to Berkeley BART Oakland $9.30 (Coliseum station)
BART BART San Francisco $10.30
(SFO)
Airport Shuttle Bayporter Express Oakland $29
Airport Shuttle Bayporter Express San Francisco $38

The simplest but most expensive way to travel from the Oakland Airport to Berkeley is by taxi, Uber or Lyft, which will cost approximately $30-50, depending on traffic. Mass transit is less expensive. You can take the AirBART shuttle bus to the Coliseum BART station, then board a Richmond-bound train to the Berkeley BART station. For BART fares and schedules click here.

Uber

If you have a smartphone, you can download the Uber app for private or shared car service. A car for one costs approximately $60-90 from SFO to Berkeley, $30-40 from OAK to Berkeley, and less if you pool with another rider (depending on traffic). For Uber estimates click here.

Lyft

If you have a smartphone, you can download the Lyft car service app. A car for one costs approximately $60-90 from SFO to Berkeley, $30-40 from OAK to Berkeley, and less if you pool with another rider (depending on traffic). For Lyft estimates click here.

SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT TO BERKELEY

If you arrive at the San Francisco International Airport, the least expensive means of transportation to Berkeley is mass transit. For domestic flights, take the Red AirTrain line to the SFO BART station. From the station, you can board a Richmond-bound train to the Downtown Berkeley station. If you arrive in the evening, you must take the Pittsburg/Bay Point train instead, then transfer at the MacArthur BART station to a Richmond-bound train and exit at the Berkeley station. For detailed information about public transportation, visit the Bay Area Transit Information website.

AIRPORT SHUTTLES

If you have a lot of luggage, you might prefer to take a door-to-door shuttle van, such as BayPorter Express, which will pick you up at the airport and drop you off wherever you want in Berkeley. For more information about airport transportation costs, see the chart or visit the airport websites.

Parking


Parking is available in the Lower Hearst Garage.

More information: UC Parking & Transportation

Friday, April 24, 2020 – Bechtel Engineering Center and Stanley Hall

  • Lower Hearst Garage – 2nd level only, entrance in Scenic Ave. (new machines accept credit cards – $20 maximum all day rate until 2 a.m.) (RECOMMENDED)
  • Upper Hearst Garage – entrances along La Loma Ave. and Ridge Road. (new machines accept credit cards – $20 maximum all day rate until 2 a.m.)
  • Residential parking is limited to 2-hour parking on weekdays.
  • Metered parking is limited to 1-2 hour parking around the commercial blocks.

Saturday, April 25, 2020 – Stanley Hall and North Gate Hall (Journalism School)

  • Lower Hearst Garage – 2nd level only, entrance in Scenic Ave. (new machines accept credit cards – $20 maximum all day rate at 10 hours) (RECOMMENDED)
  • Upper Hearst Garage – entrances along La Loma Ave. and Ridge Road. (new machines accept credit cards – $20 maximum all day rate until 2 a.m.)
  • Residential parking is unlimited on weekends.
  • Metered parking is limited to 1-2 hour parking around the commercial blocks, Euclid Ave, Hearst Ave and Ridge Rd.

Sunday, April 26, 2020 – North Gate Hall (Journalism School)

  • Street and residential parking is free and unlimited on weekends.
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