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Transit Directions & ServicesBack to Top

The Bay Area Travel Guide, otherwise known as 511, serves the entire 9-county Bay Area as a 24-hour toll-free phone and Web service. It is a one-stop resource for up-to-the-minute information on traffic conditions, public transportation routes and fares, instant carpool and vanpool referrals, bicycling information and more. It includes information on the following transit agencies: AC Transit, Muni, BART, Capital Corridor, VDA, & Paratransit, as well as information on the following airports: San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and Sacramento airports.
AC Transit
There are several AC Transit bus lines that serve downtown Berkeley. All buses are wheelchair accessible and can transport bicycles.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
510.464.6000 or 465.2278,
The Downtown Berkeley BART Station is located in downtown Berkeley on Shattuck Ave. between Center St. and Allston Way. BART serves San Francisco/Colma, SFO/Millbrae, Fremont, Richmond, Dublin / Pleasanton, and Pittsburg/Bay Point.

Hours: M-F 4am – 12midnight; Sat 6am – 12midnight; Sun 8am – 12midnight.


City CarShare
City CarShare provides time-share car rentals on a per-user basis. Cars are located throughout downtown Berkeley and the Bay Area; $5/hour (10 am – 10 pm), $1 (12 pm – 8 am) and $0.44/mile plus application and administration fees.

Zipcar provides time-share car rentals on a per-user basis. Cars are located in downtown Berkeley and in many other cities; $9/hour plus application and administration fees.

Taxi Service
A taxi line is located at BART Plaza on Shattuck Avenue between Center Street and Allston Way.

UC Campus Parking & Transportation

UC Campus Parking & Transportation & Bear Transit Shuttle
The UC Shuttle is open to the public for 50 cents (on lines P, R, and S) and $1 (on lines RFS and H). Routes serve the downtown, hills, Southside, Northside and the Richmond Field Station. During peak hours, shuttles stop every 12-30 minutes to the downtown. Night shuttles are FREE. Hours: Weekdays, year-round.

Auto Directions & ServicesBack to Top

From San Francisco:
Take the Bay Bridge. Get on I-80 East towards Berkeley/Sacramento. Take the University Avenue exit. Go east (towards the hills) 2 miles to Shattuck Avenue.

From East of Berkeley:
From Highway 24, take the Berkeley exit: Highway 13/Tunnel Road/Ashby Avenue. Drive west on Ashby for 2-3 miles. Turn right on Shattuck Avenue and drive one-half mile.

From the South Bay:
Take 880 North to I-80 East/Sacramento towards Berkeley. Take the University Avenue exit. Go east (towards the hills) 2 miles to Shattuck Avenue.

More than 2,500 parking spaces are available on the street and in garages & lots throughout the downtown. On-street parking meters operate daily from 9 am to 6 pm (except Sundays and holidays). For more information, check out our listings of Parking Garages.

EZ Park validation is accepted at the City�s Center Street and Oxford Garages.

Purchase debit cards for use at some parking meters within Berkeley: 510.981.7200.