​Here are some of the most common questions, and their answers, we receive at Visit Berkeley

Berkeley Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can we tour the UC Berkeley campus?

A: There are a number of ways to experience the Cal campus. The best tour for prospective students meets at the Koret Visitors Center at Memorial Stadium. There's more information on registering for the tours online (required) on the UC Berkeley website. Visit Berkeley also has self-guided tour maps available at the Visitor Information Center, 2030 Addison Street, in downtown Berkeley.

Q: How can I get to Berkeley from San Francisco?

A: Berkeley has three BART stations with service to and from San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek, Concord and other stations in the BART system. Check out www.BART.gov for the full details. Driving to Berkeley is also easy via the Bay Bridge. There are numerous parking options in Berkeley, including a brand new parking garage in Downtown Berkeley.

Q: What is the best airport for travel to Berkeley?

A: Oakland International Airport (OAK) is the closest and most convenient airport to Berkeley. San Francisco Airport is another, slightly farther option. Both airports offer convenient, single-ticket BART transfers to Berkeley.

Q: Is Berkeley walkable?

A: Most of Berkeley is extremely walkable. Maps are available at the Berkeley Visitor Information Center.

Q: I have a day in Berkeley. What do you recommend doing?

A: Depending on your available transportation and interests, we can recommend itineraries as detailed as you like. Come and talk to our staff at the Visitor Information Center, 2030 Addison Street at Shattuck Ave. in downtown Berkeley for ideas. If you're not in town yet, check out the resources on our website found in the Explore section. See you soon!

Q: Where can I find Berkeley postcards, t-shirts, pens, souvenirs to purchase?

A: Berkeley souvenirs and gifts are available from numerous retail outlets in Downtown Berkeley and Telegraph Avenue. For UC Berkeley-specific merch, the best selection is at the Student Store on campus.