Transportation & Parking
We are happy to have the Golden Bear parking lot right across the street – it’s a UCB lot, open to the public at a cost of $2/hour (payable at the yellow kiosk in the center of the lot, or on your smart phone when you download the app paybyphone.com and enter location 9947).
**Please note that you must park in the street level lot (the gate for that lot never closes), and NOT in the underground lot (which locks up at 10pm). Yes, the sign in the street level lot also says they close at 10pm, but all that means is that they stop charging you. The street level gate does not close.
Fortunately, the 1400-capacity UC Theatre just up the street has not created a parking problem for us - almost all of their patrons use BART. We also strongly recommend taking BART or other public transportation as well, because, hey, you never know. We are only 3 blocks from the downtown Berkeley BART station, and 6 blocks from the North Berkeley station.
Downtown Berkeley is easily accessible by all modes of transportation including BART, bus, bicycle, and automobile.
Downtown Berkeley Map & Transit Info
See list of parking locations below, and locations marked on above map.
From San Francisco:
Cross the Bay Bridge and take I-80 East towards Berkeley/Sacramento. Take the University Avenue exit and go east (towards the hills) approximately 2 miles to Bonita Ave. (one block west of Milvia).
From East of Berkeley:
From Highway 24, take the Berkeley exit: Highway 13/Tunnel Road/Ashby Avenue. Drive west on Ashby for 2-3 miles. Turn right on Shattuck Avenue and drive 1.5 miles to University Ave and turn left. Go 3 blocks to Bonita, a small street on your right.
From the South Bay:
Take 880 North to I-80 East/Sacramento towards Berkeley. Take the University Avenue exit. Go east (towards the hills) 2 miles to Bonita Ave.
From the North Bay:
Take 80 West to the University Avenue exit. Go east (towards the hills) 2 miles to Bonita Ave.
Transit Info & Services
The Bay Area Travel Guide, otherwise known as 511, serves the entire 9-county Bay Area as a 24-hour toll free phone and Web service. It is a one-stop resource for up-to-the-minute information on traffic conditions, public transportation routes and fares, instant carpool and vanpool referrals, bicycling information and more. It includes information on the following transit agencies: AC Transit, Muni, BART, Capital Corridor, VDA, & Paratransit, as well as information on the following airports: San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and Sacramento airports.
There are several AC Transit bus lines that serve downtown Berkeley. All buses are wheelchair accessible and can transport bicycles.