The hotel room rate with online booking at the following online travel agency sites will be very reasonable for the duration of the conference:
The web site "Berkeley Convention & Visitors Bureau" is the official visitors site for Berkeley, with the local hotel information etc:
Clark Kerr Campus, University of California, Berkeley
- Conference Center (Building 14 of the Close Up Map)
The web site "Only in San Francisco" is the official visitors site for San Francisco, with the information like hotels and activities etc:
The following web page (prepared by UC Berkeley) is a sampling of places to stay in the Berkeley vicinity:
The campus map of UC Berkeley, along with the directions for reaching the campus by car, is available at:
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 "Downtown Berkeley" is just 1-1/2 blocks from the Berkeley campus.
Public Transportation from the Airports
From the Oakland International Airport (OAK):
BART is the rapid transit service in the Bay Area. You can take the AirBART shuttle from the Oakland airport to the Coliseum BART station for $3.00 one-way (exact change only; cash or a BART ticket). AirBART shuttles arrive at the Oakland airport every 15 to 20 minutes. Take a "Richmond" train to the Downtown Berkeley BART station.
Taxi fare from the Oakland airport to the Berkeley area will be about $30-50 one way, depending on exact destination. Allow about 45 minutes to reach Berkeley.
From the San Francisco International Airport (SFO):
BART is the rapid transit service in the Bay Area. The BART station at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is located on Level 3 of the International Terminal. The station has two entrances, a "walk-in" entrance on Level 3 and another accessible from "AirTrain," the airport's free shuttle train that connects various airport terminals. All domestic and international flights are a short walk (15 minutes or less) from the SFO BART station. There is no direct train from SFO to the downtown Berkeley station. Board a "Dublin/Pleasonton" train, transfer to a "Richmond" train at the Balboa Park station, and take that train to the Downtown Berkeley station. Or, board a "Pittsburg/Bay Point" train, transfer to a "Richmond" train at the 12th Street/Oakland City Center station, and take that train to the Downtown Berkeley station.
Taxi fare from the San Francisco airport to the Berkeley area will be about $40-60 one way, depending on exact destination. Allow about 1 hour to reach Berkeley.