Travel & Lodging

Travel by air

UC Berkeley is easily accessible via public transportation from both San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK), via BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit. Travel to campus from SFO takes at least an hour; travel from OAK is slightly less. 

BART instructions and details can be found on Google Maps or on BART’s website. BART is not a 24-hour service and does stop running late at night.

Local transportation

The city of Berkeley offers several public bus routes via AC Transit that stop at or near campus. You can find their schedules here and the overall route map here. The hotels suggested below are also all within walking distance of the conference venue.

You can pay bus fare in cash, but we recommend stopping by a BART station and acquiring a Clipper card, which you can pre-load and use for all bus and subway transit as needed.

Parking near/on campus

Please consult the campus parking map, which includes visitor parking options, and check here for parking hours and rates. For cheaper parking, we recommend parking in an off-campus garage or lot; please be sure to check parking restrictions at each location to avoid citations.

Driving directions to UC Berkeley can be found here.


WCCFL will be taking place during Cal Day, on Saturday, April 14. This will mean that the campus will be full. Early booking of a hotel room or accommodation is highly recommended. 

We have a 30-room block at Hotel Shattuck Plaza at a special campus rate ($205 + tax/night from Thursday-Sunday). Reservations through our room block can be made here by March 29. You can also call the hotel's Reservation Agent, Christina Sunga (510-225-6060), about this room block if you wish, especially if you would like to stay beyond the Sunday check-out. 

Another option to consider is Graduate Berkeley. We have a 15-room block there (potentially more later if needed) at $229 + tax/night from Thursday-Sunday. Self-on-site lot parking is available for $37. The cutoff date for this block is March 29. Please use this link to book online or reach out to Leanna Sustaita ( for help with reservations.

You can also check out the following full-service hotels in Berkeley that are close to campus. Additionally, any BART-accessible hotel, particularly in downtown Oakland or in San Francisco, should allow relatively easy access to campus via BART. Extensive bus services in the Bay Area may allow you to stay at AirBnB around Berkeley or Oakland as well, and you may find places to stay within walking distance of campus.