Visitor Information


Mailing address
Center for Theoretical Physics
Department of Physics
366 Le Conte Hall #7300
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-7300


Director
Petr HoĊ™ava
Office: 401 Old LeConte (4th floor)
Email: horava@berkeley.edu
Phone: (510)642-2625


Contact
LaVern Navarro
Office: 420G Old LeConte
Email: lavernn@berkeley.edu
Phone: (510)642-2304
Fax: (510)666-2608


Map
Map of the campus
 LeConte Hall is in C5, next to Sather Tower. Old LeConte is the southeastern (lower right) section of the building.

How to get here
You can fly to San Francisco (SFO) or Oakland (OAK) International Airports. SFO is a major hub of United; but flights are often cheaper to Oakland. From Chicago, ATA is often the cheapest, flying to OAK. From Boston and New York, try jetBlue. From Seattle, try Alaska Airlines. From southern California, Denver, and Chicago, try Southwest Airlines.

From San Francisco International Airport, the easiest way to get to UC Berkeley is to use door-to-door-shuttle Bayporter Express. You call them when you arrive, and typically wait 5-10 minutes for a shuttle van to come. The fare is $29. It takes about an hour to Berkeley.

Another way is to use BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit, a local train system). Take BART for Balboa Park, and transfer to another one for Richmond, get off at Downtown Berkeley station (not North Berkeley). The fare is $5.50. It takes about an hour. See also public transportation to UC Berkeley. You can walk from BART station to UC Berkeley campus (see Map of the campus; BART station is in C1), or can use campus shuttle.

From Oakland International Airport, you get on the bus "AirBart" ($2) to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit, a local train system) station. Then take BART for Richmond, and get off at Downtown Berkeley station (not North Berkeley). The fare is $1.90. The rest is the same as above. Door-to-door shuttle Bayporter Express can also take you to Berkeley. Fare is $23.

Driving is not recommended in Berkeley because parking and traffic can be a nightmare. Public transportation is recommended. Nonetheless, here is driving direction to campus. We can arrange parking at LBNL. Please contact us in advance.

Accommodation
Faculty Club
Durant Hotel
Shattuck Hotel
List of Motels and Hotels in Berkeley from www.usa-lodging.com
Housing Service at UC Berkeley