The Simons Institute is located in Melvin Calvin Laboratory on the UC Berkeley campus. The Melvin Calvin Laboratory is located on the eastern edge of campus on Optometry Lane, just south of the Haas School of Business.

Directions from downtown Berkeley

The walk from downtown Berkeley to the Simons Institute in Calvin Lab is a pleasant 15-minute stroll (0.8 mi) through campus. If you prefer to take the campus shuttle, the Perimeter Line stops in downtown Berkeley and at the Haas School of Business, just east of Calvin Lab. The cost is $1. Visit for a bus map and schedule.

Directions to Berkeley via Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
BART from San Francisco International Airport

Take the complimentary AirTrain (red line) from your arrival terminal to the SFO BART station. At the BART station, purchase a ticket to Downtown Berkeley ($10.30). Board any Pittsburg/Bay Point or Concord train (yellow line). When the train arrives at the 19th St. Oakland station, transfer to the Richmond train, which should be waiting on the opposite side of the platform (timed transfer). Take the Richmond train to Downtown Berkeley. Travel time: 55 minutes.

BART from Oakland International Airport

Take the Oakland Airport Connector to the Oakland Coliseum BART station. At the end of the connector station, purchase a ticket to Downtown Berkeley ($9.30, including the cost of the connector). Take the stairs down to the BART platform and board a Richmond train (orange line), which will take you directly to the Downtown Berkeley station. Travel time: 36 minutes.


Metered parking is available at Maxwell Garage at Gayley Road & Stadium Rim Way as well as at the Underhill Structure, a campus-operated lot located on Channing Way between College Ave. and Bowditch St. (further information at Additional parking can be found at the City of Berkeley Telegraph Channing Garage, located at 2450 Durant Ave., between Dana St. and Telegraph Ave. A small number of 8-hour metered street-parking spaces are located at the intersection of College and Channing; these tend to fill up early in the day.