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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A twenty-something Colorado native, Alison Kjeldgaard is an aspiring editor, avid reader, and obsessed tango dancer. She lived in Los Angeles for four years where she enjoyed running and lounging on the beach. She graduated in 2009 from Occidental College with two journalism internships under her belt, an English Literature degree, and a national economic crisis. Despite this, Alison has paid the bills working odd jobs and taking every chance she can to travel. So far, she has been to Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Austria, Costa Rica, and Argentina. Alison recently moved to San Francisco from Denver, and is a freelance writer with a love of hiking, biking, caving and gold panning. Check out her magazine at www.artanimalmag.com.