Travel & Accommodation

You can find information about visiting the lab, including an interactive campus map, transportation and lodging suggestions at Your host must arrange site access prior to your visit.

Local hotels:

Downtown Berkeley Inn

2001 Bancroft Way

Berkeley, CA 94704

Phone: (510) 843-4043

Hotel Shattuck Plaza

2086 Allston Way

Berkeley, CA 94704

(510) 845-7300

Hotel Durant

2600 Durant Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94702

Direct: (510) 845-8981

Fax: (510) 486-8336

Reservations: 800-238-7268

Doubletree by Hilton Berkeley - Marina

200 Marina Blvd.

Berkeley, CA 94710

(510) 548-7920

(800) 222-TREE (8733)

Parking and Lab Shuttle information:

If you are planning to drive, parking on Lab grounds is very limited. No reserve parking will be issued. All parking will be "General." Carpooling or public transportation is highly recommended. The Lab has shuttle service see attached maps/links for directions.

For Building 59 or 50 Auditorium please take the Blue Uphill Shuttle.

Tips for riders:

  • When you see a shuttle bus approaching WAVE AT THE DRIVER so the driver knows you want to board the bus
  • For safety reasons, shuttle bus drivers can only pick-up and drop-off passengers at designated stops.
  • Shuttle services are for Berkeley Lab employee and guest use only. All riders are required to show ID when boarding off-site buses.
  • Acceptable ID’s are: LBNL badge, UC Berkeley student and faculty ID badge, DOE badge, or UCOP badge.
  • Guests are required to present a visitor bus pass, email, or permission from Lab host, written on official letterhead.
  • As you board, tell the driver the building number of your destination. The driver will be able to assist you with directions.
  • Shuttle buses operate Monday through Friday, except Lab holidays. There is no weekend service.
  • An express shuttle provides service to and from the Rockridge BART station during commute hours.

Blue Route Map (On-Site/Off-Site):

Maps and Directions to the Lab: