Location, Parking & Public Transit
Address: 2299 Piedmont Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720-2320
We encourage you to take public transportation whenever possible to avoid parking fines and ease traffic congestion. Some services require exact fare only (i.e. AC Transit Buses and Campus Shuttle Service). BART and AC Transit buses are used jointly by commuters to come to campus.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains operate from Fremont, Richmond, Pittsburg and Millbrae. A map indicating the route and stops of each train is located at each station. The Berkeley BART station is just 1-1/2 blocks from the Berkeley campus.
- Get off at the "Downtown Berkeley" station.
- The campus shuttle from Downtown Berkeley is located across from BART at Center & Shattuck in front of Bank of America. The bus stops in front of I-House.
Note: walking from the Berkeley BART station to I-House will take 20-25 minutes and is a gradual uphill incline.
AC Transit bus service provides transportation for commuters to and from San Francisco and throughout Alameda and Western Contra Costa County. There are several AC bus lines that come near the campus area.
The Oakland Airport is approximately 15 miles from UC Berkeley.
Other Transit Links
511.org (Traffic conditions and regional transportation options)
Bayporter Express (airport shuttle service)
Muni (San Francisco Buses)
Caltrain (Commuter train service from San Francisco and San Jose)
ParkingParking on the UC Berkeley campus is very difficult. Street parking at meters is free after 6 pm. In non-metered areas, parking is free for two hours and unregulated after 7 pm. Meters are free with a California disabled placard. See parking lot details below.
Located at the corner of Channing and College, this lot is a 5-10 minute walk from I-House. The campus shuttle (R line) runs from Underhill Lot to I-House every 24 minutes between 7:30 am and 7 pm on weekdays. The lot is open to the public. Park on any level, note your space number and pay at the machines next to the elevator.
2 Prospect Court Lot
Located up the hill and behind I-House - a short but steep walk. From Piedmont Ave. one block south of International House, turn east on Channing, left on Prospect, and enter the parking lot. Open to the public on weekends and after 5 pm, pay at the yellow pay station. Park in the unreserved spaces in center or east rows (NOT in the west row).
3 Boalt Law School Lot
This is the closest public parking to I-House. From Hearst Ave., turn right on Gayley. Immediately past the Haas School of Business, turn right and then left into the lot. Directly ahead you will see a yellow pay station. Open to the public on weekends and weeknights after 5 pm. $1 per hour, $12 max.
4 Kroeber Lot (Tennis Courts)
This is also close to I-House but more expensive. Located on Bancroft, west of College Ave. and across the street from the Berkeley Art Museum. Open to the public on weekends and weeknights after 5 pm. Pay $3 for the first hour and $2 for each additional hour at the yellow pay station.
5 Public Lots next to the Berkeley Art Museum on Bancroft and below Inkstone on Bowditch.
For UC Berkeley parking Information, call (510) 642-4283.