Theory Visitor Information Center

Non-US Citizens (coming from outside the US)

To be reimbursed for agreed-upon expenses, you will need to have the appropriate visa and enter the country on a US flag carrier.  Please contact Eric Essman (epessman(at) with questions, prior to traveling.

Gate Access/Parking or Shuttle

Visitors should request gate access/parking at LBNL prior to arrival. Due to heightened security measures at the laboratory, please make sure that you contact Eric Essman (epessman(at) to obtain gate access/parking. Guest House residents will receive parking and/or shuttle passes from the Guest House at the time of their reservation.

If you would like to take the LBNL shuttle, request a shuttle pass from Eric Essman (epessman(at)   You will need to show the shuttle driver your pass when boarding.

Basic Directions to LBNL

Directions by car, train, or LBNL Shuttle

Directions from SLAC

Custom Directions

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Frequently Used Accommodations

Train and Bus Connections:

The Bay Area is served by BART (trains). The trains can be taken from SFO Airport. From there, you may reach the campus or your hotel by Bayporter.

Flying into Oakland Airport? - Take the airbus, then BART to downtown Berkeley.  At Center Street and Shattuck, you can board the LBNL shuttle.

Visit BART's website for train schedules.
Ground Transportation
Bay Porter Express 1-877-467-1800
Yellow Cab Co. (415) 626-2345

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