Parking & Directions During Move-In
During Move-In, parking is available at a variety of University-owned parking lots and structures (Ellsworth, Underhill, Clark Kerr Campus, Dana/Durant, Bancroft, and Upper and Lower Hearst). When you arrive, go directly to your Unit building (Unit 1, 2, 3, 4, or CKC) to check in. Please see details below for which lots are most convenient to each residence hall, and visit Parking and Transportation for more information getting to campus and parking. Street parking is also available, but it is metered or has time limits. Plan ahead and review directions and the University-owned public parking maps prior to arriving.
UC Berkeley campus map with an option to highlight and view all the residence halls, dining facilities, and campus restaurants at once.
For general driving directions to the UC Berkeley campus, see Visitor Services.
Street addresses for residence halls
- Unit 1 - 2650 Durant Avenue
- Unit 2 - 2650 Haste Avenue
- Unit 3 - 2400 Durant Avenue
- Stern - Hearst Avenue & Highland Place
- Foothill - 2700 Hearst Avenue
- Clark Kerr - 2601 Warring Street
- Maximino Martinez Commons - 2520 Channing Way
Parking is available at the Ellsworth, Underhill, Clark Kerr Campus, Dana, Durant, Bancroft, and Upper and Lower Hearst lots. Below are the suggested long-term parking lots most convenient to each residence hall. More detail about parking on campus is available from the department of Parking and Transportation.
Units 1, 2, 3, Channing-Bowditch, and Martinez Commons
Underhill Parking Structure: On Channing Way between Bowditch and College Avenue, with entries on Channing Way and Haste Street. Levels 3 and 4 are designated for long-term parking all day. Levels 1 and 2 are for short-term parking.
Ellsworth Structure: At Channing Way and Ellsworth Street.
Dana/Durant Lot: At Bancroft Way and Dana Street.
Bancroft Structure: On Bancroft Way, below College Avenue. Very limited number of long-term parking spaces available.
Street parking: There are metered spaces around Units 1, 2, and 3. Metered spaces are regularly monitored by Parking Enforcement Officers. Please read all signs posted at the meter regarding cost and time limit.
Foothill and Stern
Foothill Parking Structure: On Hearst Avenue near Foothill, past the second stoplight.
Upper Hearst Parking Structure: At Hearst Avenue and LaLoma.
Lower Hearst Parking Structure: On Hearst near Scenic Avenue. Levels 3 and 4 are long-term parking.
Street parking: There are some street-parking options. Please read all posted parking signs regarding time limits. These spaces are regularly monitored by Parking Enforcement Officers.
Clark Kerr Campus
Clark Kerr Southwest Lot: On Warring Street at Clark Kerr Campus.
Street parking: There is usually plenty of street parking available; however, please be sure to read all posted parking signs regarding time limits. These spaces are regularly monitored by Parking Enforcement Officers.
Airport Shuttles from Oakland or San Francisco International Airport
Airport shuttles (listed below) provide door-to-door service. The prices range from $15 to $40, be sure to ask for a student rate. Reservations are recommended.
- Bay Porter Express: 1.877.467.1800 (Bay Area toll free), 1.415.467.1800 (outside Bay Area)
- East Bay Transportation: 1.877.526.0304, 1.510.526.0304
- Airport Commuter: 1.888.876.1777
- Taxi fare to Berkeley will be approximately $40 from the Oakland Airport and $55 from the San Francisco airport.
BART is the Bay Area's subway system. The campus is closest to the Downtown Berkeley station on the Richmond line, and to the Rockridge station on the Pittsburg/Bay Point line. There is no direct connection to downtown Berkeley from San Francisco on Sundays and evenings. At those times, take the Pittsburg/Bay Point train and transfer to a Richmond train at the 12th Street (Oakland) station (traveling to San Francisco at those times, transfer at MacArthur station).
- Monday - Friday, 4 a.m. to midnight*
- Saturday, 6 a.m. to midnight*
- Sunday, 8 a.m. to midnight*
*In many cases, BART service extends past midnight. Individual station closing times are coordinated with the schedule for the last train, beginning at around midnight. BART trains typically run every 15 minutes on weekdays, and every 20 minutes on evenings, weekends, and holidays. For exact times, check the BART website.
BART to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland International Airport (OAK)
BART fares are very economical when compared with other modes of travel to and from San Francisco International (SFO) Airport or Oakland International Airport (OAK).
At SFO, BART takes you directly into the International Terminal.
At OAK, BART takes you to directly across from the Terminal 1 baggage claim.
The Emeryville Amtrak station is located approximately five miles southwest of the campus. The San Joaquin Valley and the Capitol Corridor lines stop in Berkeley on University Avenue two miles west of the campus.
AC Transit Bus Service
AC Transit, the local bus service, has 15 lines which serve the University and central Berkeley and connect with other buses and transit agencies. Bus numbers 51 and 7 serve the campus from BART's Rockridge and Downtown Berkeley stations. Bus stops are located within blocks of most residence halls.
UC Transportation Alternative Customer Services
UC Transportation Alternative Customer Services offers local and Bay Area transportation options. The office is located at 2150 Kittredge Street.
Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 510.643.7701.