Getting here

Public transportation is the best way to get to Cal Day. AC Transit and BART go to or near campus, and free shuttles and cable cars provide closer access to campus venues, including the Lawrence Hall of Science, Space Sciences Lab, and UC Botanical Garden. See campus map.


Parking is free in designated areas but very limited. Check the parking map for more information.

Getting around

See the campus map for bus and shuttle routes and stops.

Cable Cars
Make a 30-minute loop around campus on a motorized cable car, running 9:30 am–3:30 pm. Hop on or off at any stop. See the back of your printed program for a map with stops.

Campus Perimeter Buses
Catch a ride around the campus, with routes past the residence halls and Clark Kerr Campus. Buses run 8 am–6 pm.

Hill Shuttle
Zip into the hills above campus—to see the Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Botanical Garden, Space Sciences Laboratory, and Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area. The shuttle leaves every 15 minutes, 8:30 am–6 pm, from the east entrance of Evans Hall. Buses and shuttles are wheelchair-accessible; cable cars are not.

Resources for visitors

For directions, lodging, and other visitor information, check the websites of UC Berkeley Visitor Services at or the City of Berkeley Convention and Visitors Bureau at

Visitors with disabilities

Visitors with Disabilities should email to make prior arrangements for mobility or communication accommodations.

Request these services at any Information Center:

  • Electric carts with drivers, for visitors with impaired mobility
  • Maps of accessible paths and building entrances
  • Sign-language interpreting, available by prior arrangement and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visitors with young children

Please register with the breastfeeding support program to get the access codes to the lactation rooms

School Groups

School groups are especially welcome for the day. To reserve free school bus parking, call UC Berkeley Visitor Services at 510/642-5215 by April 5.

Information Centers

Have a question? Need directions? Students and staff can point the way to all you need. Information

A first-aid table is located in the Information Marketplace. For assistance, go to the nearest Information Center.

Information Centers are at the following locations:


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