Transportation to Berkeley

So much more than hippies and head shops, Berkeley is a lively hotbed of students, artists, and adventurers. Whether you’re after some gourmet grub in North Berkeley, retail therapy downtown, or a good long hike, this vibrant enclave has a little bit of everything. And it’s easy to reach.

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By BART
BART’s red line connects San Francisco to Berkeley via three stops:

North Berkeley
Trains: Richmond (direct);  Pittsburgh/Bay Point (transfer to Richmond at 19th St. Oakland)
Duration: 23 minutes
Cost: $3.70
Last Stop: Richmond trains stop running to/from San Francisco after 7:15 p.m. (take Pittsburgh/Bay Point after that)
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Downtown Berkeley
Trains: Richmond (direct);  Pittsburgh/Bay Point (transfer to Richmond at 19th St. Oakland)
Duration: 21 minutes
Cost: $3.65
Last Stop: Richmond trains stop running to/from San Francisco after 7:15 p.m. (take Pittsburgh/Bay Point after that)
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Ashby
Trains: Richmond (direct);  Pittsburgh/Bay Point (transfer to Richmond at 19th St. Oakland)
Duration: 19 minutes
Cost: $3.50
Last Stop: Richmond trains stop running to/from San Francisco after 7:15 p.m. (take Pittsburgh/Bay Point after that)

By AC Transit
San Francisco Stop: Transbay Terminal

Line: E
Stops: Domingo/Ashby
Duration: 26 minutes
Cost: $4.20 (adults); $2.10 (children and seniors)
Departures: 6:59 a.m.; evening buses depart regularly between 4:45 p.m. and 7:09 p.m.

Line: E
Stops: Ashby BART; University/Shattuck; Hearst/Shattuck; Bancroft Way/Telegraph
Duration: 17-46 minutes (depending on stop)
Cost: $4.20 (adults); $2.10 (children and seniors)
Departures: Buses depart regularly between 6:10 a.m. and 12:10 a.m. (note that only afternoon buses stop at Hearst/Shattuck)

Line: FS
Stops: 6th/University; University/Shattuck; Solano/The Alameda
Duration: 18-40 minutes
Cost: $4.20 (adults); $2.10 (children and seniors)
Departures: Weekday evenings between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Line: G
Stops: 6th/University; University/San Pablo
Duration: 20-24 minutes
Cost: $4.20 (adults); $2.10 (children and seniors)
Departures: Weekday evenings between 4:40 p.m. and 7:10 p.m.

Line: H
Stops: San Pablo/Gilman; Monterey/Hopkins; Monterey/Colusa
Duration: 22-23minutes
Cost: $4.20 (adults); $2.10 (children and seniors)
Departures: Weekday evenings between 4:15 p.m. and 7:20 p.m.

Line: J
Stops: Ashby/San Pablo;Sacramento/University
Duration: 30-43 minutes
Cost: $4.20 (adults); $2.10 (children and seniors)
Departures: Weekday evenings between 4:45 p.m. and 7:32 p.m.

 

 

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