- Work at Berkeley
- Living in Berkeley
- Int'l Postdocs
If you plan to drive as a new resident to the state of California, you are required to apply for a CA Driver License within 10 days of arrival at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Even if you will not be driving, a valid CA identification card is a useful form of ID, especially if you are coming from another country.
Since it's so easy to get around town, lots of people only rent cars when necessary!
UC Berkeley has special agreements (think discounts!) with following providers:
There are several rental car companies nearby, including:
A parking permit may be purchased as a postdoc or visiting scholar. For more information, see the links below.
Cycling is a great way to get around in Berkeley. There are lots of keen cyclists in Berkeley and lots of hills for the brave and superfit. Be sure to get a decent lock as bike theft is very common. People under 18 are required by law to wear a helmet while cycling.
It’s easy to commute around Berkeley and neighboring areas by bus, bike, shuttle, and BART. Check out the links below for more information.
Bay Area Rapid Transportation (BART)
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Shuttle Routes & Schedules