Directions and transit information
Downtown Berkeley is easily accessible by all modes of transportation including BART, bus, bicycle, and automobile. The Downtown Berkeley BART station is located in the center of downtown and provides free bike parking at the unique “Bikestation”. AC Transit serves the downtown with 13 bus lines, and the UC Campus Shuttle circles the campus every 12 to 30 minutes during peak hours. More than 2,500 parking spaces are available on the street and in parking garages and lots throughout the downtown.
From the 580 or 80 Freeways, take the University Avenue exit and travel east (towards the UC Berkeley campus) to Shattuck Avenue.
From Highways 13 or 24, exit at Ashby and travel west on Ashby to Shattuck Avenue. Turn right on Shattuck, and follow the street into downtown Berkeley, near the UC campus.
There are 13 AC Transit bus lines that serve downtown Berkeley. All buses are wheelchair accessible and can transport bicycles. Except for route #52 and FS, all routes stop at the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. Bus lines: 7, 9, 15, 40, 40L, 43, 51, 51S, 52, 65, 67, F, FS.
The Downtown Berkeley BART Station is located in downtown Berkeley on Shattuck Ave. between Center St. and Allston Way. BART serves San Francisco/Colma, SFO/Milbrae, Fremont, Richmond, Dublin / Pleasanton, and Pittsburg/Bay Point. Downtown Berkeley is reachable by BART on the Richmond line.