There are two major airports in the Bay Area, the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and the Oakland International Airport. Public transportation is available to UC Berkeley from San Francisco or Oakland.  

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SFO) TO UC BERKELEY AND THE HOTEL DURANT VIA BART

The airport is approximately 45 minutes from Berkeley via BART

  • Take the free AirTrain from any of the domestic terminals directly to the BART station (follow the signs and board the Red Line train). When you arrive, take the escalator down to the departures level and walk straight ahead to the BART station.
  • International passengers should turn right when leaving customs, walk to the escalator and go up to the departures level. Walk straight ahead and turn left at the art exhibit and you’ll see the station entrance.
  • At the BART station, visit a ticket vending machine to purchase your BART ticket from SFO to Downtown Berkeley. Load either cash or debit/credit into the machine and adjust the ticket value accordingly.
  • After purchasing your ticket, walk through the BART entry by entering your ticket into the appropriate slot. Take your ticket out and with you; you will need it to exit BART once you arrive at your destination.

To get to Hotel Durant, turn right (south) onto Shattuck Avenue as you exit BART. Walk to Durant Avenue and make a left onto Durant. The hotel will be one block past Telegraph Ave. on your right.

If the BART air shuttle service is down, or your plane arrives after BART closes, please take an airport shuttle (Supershuttle is 1-800-BLUEVAN) , Uber/Lyft or taxi directly to the Hotel Durant.  

OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO UC BERKELEY AND THE HOTEL DURANT

The Oakland International Airport is approximately 45 minutes via BART.

  • At the airport cross the street (follow the signs from the terminal) to the  BART station.
  • Board the train and it will take you to the Oakland Coliseum BART station. Visit a ticket vending machine to purchase your BART ticket from Oakland Coliseum to Downtown Berkeley. Load either cash or debit/credit into the machine and adjust the ticket value accordingly.
  • After purchasing your ticket, walk through the BART entry by entering your ticket into the appropriate slot. Take your ticket out and with you; you will need it to exit BART once you arrive at your destination.
  • Board a Richmond bound BART train and get off at the downtown Berkeley Station.
  • To get to Hotel Durant, turn right (south) onto Shattuck Avenue as you exit BART. Walk to Durant Ave. and make a left onto Durant. The hotel will be one block past Telegraph Ave. on yuour right.

If the BART air shuttle service is down, or your plane arrives after BART closes, please take an airport shuttle (Supershuttle is 1-800-BLUEVAN), Uber/Lyft or taxi directly to the Hotel Durant. 

Questions?

  • For additional information and/or questions, you may either call or email PMB at (510) 642-9999 or pmbdesk@berkeley.edu
  • Visit the BART website at bart.gov/
  • Find out more about Oakland Airport BART service: www.bart.gov/guide/airport
  • Watch a video about how to take BART from the Oakland Airport to your destination on youtube