Visitor Information

TAC Information

As of Fall 2014, the Astronomy Department has returned to Campbell Hall.

Campus Map
Large Campus Map

Contact information:
Logistical arrangements: Mark Hayden, Campbell 501.
Seminar Organizers: Jing Luan, Philipp Moesta, and Marcel
Astronomy Dept. Office: (510) 642-5275, fax : (510) 642-3411

Getting to Berkeley

Flying to Berkeley:
Oakland airport (OAK) is closest.
San Francisco airport ( SFO) is also nearby.

Allow time for traffic. This does not mean you need to rent a car to get to Berkeley, in fact, it is preferable if you do not rent a car, they are mostly in the way and hard to park.

The BART now goes to SFO airport. You want to get to the downtown Berkeley stop (generally a train going to Richmond will do this, some days/times there is no direct train and announcements will tell you which trains have quick transfers).

To take BART from the Oakland Airport, look for an AirBart Bus and take this to the BART station.

Bayporter Airport Shuttles: 1-877-467-1800 to/from both OAK and SFO (if calling from outside the bay area use 1-415-467-1800)., reservations online.

To get picked up from the airport, call them when your bags have arrived and they’ll give you a reservation and tell you where to wait. If you are arriving at an unusual hour it may be good to verify with them that they’ll be there at that time. To get a ride to the airport, try to call at least a day in advance.

Other services: Airport Commuter (Limousine or Sedan Service) 1-888-876-1777 (toll free) (reservations on-line),
East Bay Express Airporter (Van Service) 1-510-547-0404 (toll call) and
Super Shuttle (Van Service) 1-800-258-3826 (toll free) (reservations on-line)

How to drive to Berkeley

Other Public Transportation

Staying in Berkeley

Downtown Berkeley Inn, 510-843-4043

Women’s Faculty Club, on campus
(510) 845-5084

Men’s Faculty Club, on campus
(510) 540-5678, fax: (510) 540-6204

Hotel Durant, 2600 Durant Avenue, Berkeley
(800) 238-7268 or (510) 845-8981

Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
(510) 549-1000, (800) 549-1002 (toll-free)

French Hotel, 1538 Shattuck Ave

Hotel Shattuck Plaza, 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley
(510) 845-7300

Bed and Breakfast list

Large hotel list

UC Berkeley Visitor’s Guide

Berkeley City visitor’s guide.

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