The UC Berkeley campus is located 30 minutes from the Oakland International Airport and 45 minutes from the San Francisco International Airport. Shuttle service, buses, and the electric train system Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) are available from the airports to Berkeley. A complete list of ground transportation services is available on both the Oakland Airport and San Francisco Airport web sites. We advise against flying to San Jose Airport, which is 50 miles away.

The City of Berkeley offers a wide range of hotel accommodations. In addition, The Faculty Club, located on campus, provides a selection of well-priced rooms for short or long-term stay.

IEOR Address

Industrial Engineering & Operations Research 
4141 Etcheverry Hall (Directions)
Berkeley, CA 94720-1777

Café & Food

New in 2017, Etcheverry Hall now has it's own cafe called the V&A Café.  There are also many other options for food and refreshments in the food court nearby on Hearst Ave. and more restaurants and coffee shops on Euclid Ave.

Parking

The nearest available visitor parking is available at Lower Hearst Garage, Level 2, though this lot can often be full depending on the day and time.  There is some 2-hour street parking available, but this can often be full as well.  The most reliable option is to park off-campus in downtown Berkeley and walk 15-20 minutes through campus to get to Etcheverry.

Public Transportation

From San Francisco International Airport (SFO):
   * The easiest way to get from the San Francisco Airport to Berkeley is BART.
   * The SFO BART Station is located in the International Terminal Level 3. A Richmond train will take you directly to the Downtown Berkeley Bart Station, which is two blocks from the campus and one block from the Hotel Shattuck Plaza.
   * Or take a Pittsburg/Bay Point train and transfer to a Richmond train at the 19th Street station in Oakland.
   * A one-way ticket from SFO to Berkeley is $9.55 (check the BART fare calculator for the most up to date prices).
   * BART Tickets can be purchased at the station(s); BART typically runs to 12:30am.

From Oakland International Airport (OAK):
   * Take the Air BART Shuttle to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART station.
   * Air BART Shuttle fares can be paid on-board bus with exact change of $3.00. 
   * Take a Richmond train to the Downtown Berkeley station.
   * Or take a Pittsburg/Bay Point train and transfer to a Richmond train at the 19th Street station in Oakland, exit Downtown Berkeley.
   * A one-way ticket on BART from the Coliseum/Oakland Airport station to Downtown Berkeley is $8.60  (check the BART fare calculator for the most up to date prices).
   * BART Tickets can be purchased at the station(s); BART typically runs to 12:30am.

Shuttle services from the San Francisco and Oakland Airports

The Bay Porter Express offers shuttle service to and from both airports. They require at least a 24-hour advance reservation. The price from the San Francisco Airport to Berkeley is $34.00 and the price from the Oakland Airport to Berkeley is $25.00. This shuttle service operates between 3:30 a.m. and midnight for San Francisco and 3:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. for Oakland.

The Super Shuttle provides service to and from both airports. They require at least a 24-hour advance reservation. The price from the San Francisco Airport to Berkeley is $38.00 and the price from the Oakland Airport to Berkeley is $29.00.

The rates quoted for both the Bay Porter Express and Super Shuttle are for shared rides. A complete of list of shuttle services options is available on both the Oakland Airport and San Francisco Airport web sites.

Taxis and rental cars

  • Cab fare from the Oakland Airport to downtown Berkeley is approximately $45.00. Cab fare from the San Francisco Airport to downtown Berkeley is approximately $75.00. Most major car rental agencies are located at both airports.
  • Ride-sharing apps such as Uber and Lyft generally work well in the Bay Area and are usually cheaper than taxi companies.

Arriving by car

Driving directions to the UC Berkeley Campus are also available here.

Parking

Parking on the UC Berkeley Campus on weekdays is restricted and reserved for faculty, staff and students. Details and parking permits are available for purchase at http://pt.berkeley.edu/.

Hotels

Here are links to more information on accommodations, dining, in the area: here and also here

Contact

IEOR is located in Etcheverry Hall on the Berkeley campus.  Here you will find staff and faculty offices.  You might be interested in visiting us if you...

  • are a prospective or current student with questions about IEOR programs and classes.  To be sure someone will be able to help you, it is best to contact Anayancy Paz (undergraduate, MS and PhD) or Yeri Caesar Kaptoech (MEng) ahead of time to schedule an appointment.
  • are a prospective or current student looking for help with technical issues (email, software, labs, etc.).  Contact Jay Sparks to schedule an appointment.
  • are an alum that is interested in touring our (recently renovated!) building, learning more about current initiatives, making a donation, or sharing your story for an alumni profile, please contact Keith McAleer or drop in at 4141 Etcheverry.
  • are a potential industry partner interested in collaborating with our faculty and students.  Visit our office at 4141 Etcheverry or contact Keith McAleer to help you get connected with the relevant students and faculty.