Tips on How to Get Around Berkeley, California

Planning on visiting Berkeley soon? No need to fret getting around. Below is a list of great ways to navigate the city, including public transportation, ferry boats, airports, and highways.

Public Transportation

Berkeley TRiP

Hotlines:

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.

  • CALTRANS Commuter Bike Shuttle 510-286-0669 Call M-F 7 am-3:30 pm Van service takes bikes from MacArthur BART to San Francisco Transbay Terminal during commute hours.

  • 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 5 am-1 am

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 8 am-8 pm. 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:

  • California Highways

  • Interstate 80, 580, California routes 13, 123, 24.

  • Highway condition information: 1-800-427-7623 or (510) 286-4444

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