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:
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.