Visitor Information

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute are headquartered on the UC Berkeley campus in Sutardja Dai Hall. We encourage visitors to “go green” and use public transit when visiting any of the CITRIS and the Banatao Institute campuses.

Planning Your Visit to CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Headquarters

UC Berkeley
330 Sutardja Dai Hall, MC 1764
Berkeley, CA 94720-1764
(510) 664-4301

Nearest address: 2594 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720 at the intersection of Hearst Avenue and LeRoy Avenue.

The Banatao Auditorium at 310 Sutardja Dai Hall is located on the main level/third floor just past the building entrance on Hearst Avenue. The Kvamme Atrium is adjacent to the Banatao Auditorium.
CITRIS Tech MuseumThe CITRIS Tech Museum is located on the main level/third floor of Sutardja Dai Hall. When entering from street level on Hearst Avenue, enter through the double doors and walk past the elevators. The museum and reception desk will be located to your left.

Directions and Parking for Sutardja Dai Hall

Parking is extremely limited on the north side of the UC Berkeley campus. Please allow extra time to navigate any campus construction zones, find parking, and arrive at the building. One- and two-hour metered street parking (coins, cash, credit) can be found on the surrounding blocks, though open spaces may be limited.

Point-to-point car services like Uber and Lyft are also readily available throughout the Bay Area region.

For impromptu meetings, Sutardja Dai Hall hosts Yali’s Coffee in the Qualcomm Cafe on the second floor. Please check the link for seasonal hours. More than a dozen cafes, restaurants, and coffee shops can be found one block away at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Hearst Avenue.

Public Transportation

The nearest BART station is Downtown Berkeley BART, followed by a scenic, slightly uphill, 15-20 minute walk to Sutardja Dai Hall. A taxi stand is located outside this BART station. A taxi fare to Sutardja Dai Hall is $5-$10. Downtown Berkeley BART also offers valet bike parking.

Use the “Plan My Trip” tool to view BART and AC Transit bus routes, schedules, and fares. Look for the 65, F, or 52 AC bus lines.

Campus Shuttle System: BearTransit

BearTransit is UC Berkeley’s Shuttle system serving the campus, Downtown Berkeley BART, parking lots, Clark Kerr Campus, and the Hill area. The shuttle is free for Berkeley affiliates with a Cal ID and costs $1 for visitors. View the daytime and nighttime safety shuttle schedules. Please note: The Perimeter “P” Shuttle runs in one direction only, so the trip to Sutardja Dai Hall from BART is significantly shorter than the return trip from Sutardja Dai Hall back to BART. The AC Transit bus may be a better option if time is limited.

Accessible Access

View information on disability access and parking options. Notify any BearTransit shuttle driver and he or she will dispatch a transport van to arrive within 15 minutes of your request.

Airport Shuttle

Travelers to the Bay Area can fly into either Oakland or San Francisco. The Oakland International Airport is closer to the UC Berkeley campus. A shuttle from the Oakland Airport (OAK) costs approximately $25-$40. A shuttle from the San Francisco Airport (SFO) costs approximately $40-$70. For shuttle transport from either airport, call the shuttle service at least 24 hours in advance to make a reservation and call the shuttle service again to notify them when you have landed.

  • Bayporter – (510) 864-4000 or (415) 467-1800
  • Bridge Airporter Express – (800) 300-1661
  • City Express Shuttle & Limo – (888) 874-8885
  • South & East Bay Connection – (800) 548-4664

Airport Taxi

Expect to pay approximately $45 for a taxi from the Oakland Airport to Sutardja Dai Hall or $75 for a taxi from San Francisco International airport. Traffic from either airport to the Berkeley campus can be heavy during commute hours, so please allow for extra travel time.

  • American Yellow Cab – (510) 655-2233
  • Berkeley Yellow Cab – (510) 528-9999
  • On-demand car services like Uber and Lyft are readily available throughout the Bay Area region

Local Accommodations

Lodging on the UC Berkeley Campus:

Lodging near the UC Berkeley Campus:

Bancroft Hotel (0.8 miles) (see map)
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
(510) 549-1000
(800) 549-1002

Berkeley City Club (1.1 miles) (see map)
2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley
(510) 848-7800

Berkeley Lab Guest House (2.3 miles) (see map)
One Cyclotron Road, Building 23
(510) 495-8000
(510) 495-8800 (Fax)

Claremont Resort & Spa (1.7 miles) (see map)
41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley
(510) 843-3000
(800) 551-7266

Doubletree (3.3 miles, in the Berkeley Marina)
200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 548-7920
(800) 222-TREE
Hotel website

Hotel Durant (0.9 miles) (see map)
2600 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94704
(510) 845-8981
(800) 2-DURANT (800-238-7268)

Hotel Shattuck Plaza (0.9 miles) (see map)
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA  94704
(510) 845-7300
1 (866) 466-9199

Lodging in Emeryville and Oakland, approximately 5 miles by car from the UC Berkeley campus:

Courtyard (5 miles away) (see map)
5555 Shellmound Street, Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 652-8777
(800) 321-2211
Hotel website

Hilton Garden Inn (5 miles away) (see map)
1800 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 658-9300
Hotel website

Oakland Marriott City Center (5.5 miles away, next to 12th St. BART station) (see map)
1001 Broadway, Oakland, California 94607
(510) 451-4000
Hotel website