Directions to CNMAT

We are located just north of the UC Berkeley main campus on Arch Street,
one block above Hearst.

Address:
1750 Arch Street
Berkeley, CA 94709

Telephone:
(510) 643 9990 Voice
(510) 642 7918 Fax

Local Map:

Note:
Although we welcome visits, round the clock activity in our studios,
laboratories and performance space precludes unscheduled surprises. Please
contact richard [at] cnmat [dot] berkeley [dot] edu to set up appointments.


Detailed Directions:

Detailed, specific directions are available here to facilitate your safe arrival at CNMAT according to your
location and means of transport. For more information, the campus maintains general
transit information for the area
. See also our General Visitor Information page to plan your visit here. It includes information on hotels, local restaurants, food and book stores and other local points of interest.

Getting to CNMAT:

CNMAT from UC Berkeley Main Campus:

The basic idea is to head North and leave the main campus. The map above
is part of a more
complete map of the campus
.



If you leave by passing under Tolman Hall, simply cross the road and head
up Arch Street. The traffic at this crossing is heavy during busy times
of day so be careful! CNMAT is on the left at the brow of the hill.



If you leave through the North Gate, walk one block up Euclid and turn left
on Ridge Rd. until you hit a crossroads. Cross Scenic Avenue and le Conte
Avenue and proceed westwardly across the grounds of the Pacific School of
Religion. You will be surrounded by various styles of church buildings.
Descend the steps and carefully cross Arch street. Drivers regularly ignore
pedestrians and cross traffic at the brow of this steep hill. You are now
outside CNMAT.

CNMAT by Road:

North 101 (San Francisco/Daly City)


  • Exit to San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
  • Exit to 80 East
  • Exit University Avenue
  • Continue East on University Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles to Oxford
    Street
  • Left on Oxford for two blocks
  • Right on Hearst Avenue.
  • Second left turn up Arch Street (the left fork)
  • CNMAT is on left at the brow of the hill (beware of oncoming traffic)

From Westbound 24

  • Take College Avenue exit off Route. 24 (exit runs along Miles Avenue.
    College begins at 1st traffic light)
  • Turn right on College Avenue (BART Station is on your left)
  • Continue on College to Bancroft Way (College Avenue ends at Bancroft)
  • Turn left on Bancroft Way to Shattuck
  • Turn right at University Avenue and continue east one block to Oxford
  • Left on Oxford for two blocks
  • Right on Hearst Avenue.
  • Second left turn up Arch Street (the left fork)

Westbound from Highway 13


  • Continue on Highway 13 to Tunnel Road (Berkeley exit)
  • Continue west on Tunnel Road (becomes Ashby at Domingo - near the Claremont
    Hotel)
  • Turn right at Shattuck
  • Turn right at University Avenue and continue east one block to Oxford
  • Left on Oxford for two blocks
  • Right on Hearst Avenue.
  • Second left turn up Arch Street (the left fork)

I- 80 East (San Francisco; Oakland) or I-80 WEST (Sacramento; Vallejo;
Richmond)


  • Exit University Avenue
  • Continue east on University Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles to Oxford
    Street
  • Left on Oxford for two blocks
  • Right on Hearst Avenue.
  • Second left turn up Arch Street (the left fork)

Westbound I-580


  • Exit Highway 24 East/Walnut Creek/Berkeley Stay in Right lane and take
    51st Street exit
  • Turn left at Shattuck (first signal light)
  • Turn Right at University Avenue to Oxford
  • Left on Oxford for two blocks
  • Right on Hearst Avenue.
  • Second left turn up Arch Street (the left fork)

North I-880 (San Jose; Hayward; Oakland Airport)


  • Exit to 980
  • Exit 580 West (to San Francisco)
  • Exit 80 East (to Berkeley)
  • Exit at University Avenue
  • Continue East on University Avenue for approximately 1.5 mile to Oxford
  • Left on Oxford for two blocks
  • Right on Hearst Avenue.
  • Second left turn up Arch Street (the left fork)

Public Transportation on BART:

BART
System Map


From Central Berkeley BART station


  • Get off at the Berkeley Station (aka Downtown Berkeley)
  • Walk east on Center Street for 1 block
  • Turn left (North) on Oxford and walk for two blocks
  • Turn right (East) on Hearst Avenue and walk for two blocks
  • Second left turn up Arch Street (the left fork). This intersection
    is dangerous; be careful crossing the street!

From North Berkeley BART station


  • Get off at the North Berkeley Station
  • Walk east across BART parking lot and cross Sacramento Street.
  • Proceed North on Sacramento and turn right on Virginia Street
  • Continue East on Virginia up the hill for about ten blocks, crossing
    Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Shattuck Ave., Oxford St., and Spruce St.
  • Virginia curves at the intersection of Arch Street; turn right on Arch.
  • CNMAT is at the brow of the hill

From the Airports:

From the San Francisco Airport

Contact a shuttle
service
. Some offer door to door service. Others will drop you downtown
from where you can follow the instructions from
the Berkeley BART above
.

From the Oakland Airport

Contact a shuttle
service
. Some offer door to door service. Others will drop you downtown
from where you can follow the instructions from
the Berkeley BART above
.

From the San Jose Airport

Contact a shuttle
service
. Some offer door to door service. Others will drop you downtown
from where you can follow the instructions from
the Berkeley BART above
.

CNMAT Parking:

Parking is a challenge around CNMAT and in Berkeley in general. Much
of the area close to CNMAT is a vigorously enforced 2 hour zone. On special
request we can temporarily free up very limited staff parking for visiting
dignitaries or special needs.

Public Parking

City of Berkeley Center Street Garage

2025 Center Street between Shattuck and Milvia Street (nearest Parking
to University Hall). Cost: $.75 - $2 per hour.

City of Berkeley Sather Gate Garage

Durant between Dana and Telegraph (nearest parking to Student Union -
south side parking). Cost: $.75 - $2 per hour.

University of California Student Union Garage,

Bancroft just below Telegraph (south side parking). Cost: $1.50 per hour

Public Parking Lot

located at the corner of Durant and College . Entrance on Durant (south
side parking). Cost: $.75 per hour or $6.00 all day. Purchase ticket from
dispensing machines and follow printed directions. No attendant on duty.
Machines will take $1 bills and quarters.

Metered parking

Located on city streets around campus there are 1 and 2 hour meters.
Usually metered parking is difficult to find and does not allow enough time
for your campus visit. Meters take quarters and nickels. Parking for
Tour Buses
Bus parking is available at the white curb areas on Bancroft
between Piedmont and College Avenue (near the law school and University
Art Museum) and between Bowditch and Telegraph in front of Sproul Hall (near
MLK Jr. Student Union). For further information call 510-642-5401.

Taxis:

The closest taxi stand to CNMAT is downtown Berkeley at the BART station.
No endorsement is given for the following companies:


  • (510) 893-4991 Associated Cab
  • (510) 444-1234 Yellow Cab
  • (510) 836-1234 Goodwill Cab