There are 7 ways to get from Union Square to Berkeley by subway, bus, taxi, car, towncar or bike

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

BART  •  31 min

  1. Take the BART from Montgomery St. to Downtown Berkeley Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae

$3 - $4

Cheapest option

Line 800 bus  •  54 min

  1. Take the line 800 bus from Market St:Powell St to Shattuck Sq:Center St 800

$3

5 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Transbay Temp Terminal to Shattuck Av:University Av F / ...

$3

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Union Square to Berkeley 12.3 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Union Square to Berkeley 12.3 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  18 min

  1. Take an Uber from Union Square to Berkeley 12.3 miles

$20 - $27

Bikeshare  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Cycle from Union Square (Powell St At Post St) to Mlk Jr Way At University Ave 14.3 miles

What companies run services between Union Square, CA, USA and Berkeley, CA, USA?

AC Transit operates a bus from Union Square to Berkeley every 4 hours. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 49 min.

Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Montgomery St. to Downtown Berkeley
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Market St:Powell St to Shattuck Sq:Center St
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Bus from Transbay Temp Terminal to Shattuck Av:University Av
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Union Square to Berkeley
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$60 - $80
ASSIST
$20 - $27
uberX
$20 - $27
WAV
$20 - $27
uberXL
$30 - $40
SELECT
$40 - $55
BLACK
$55 - $70
SUV
$60 - $80
Ford GoBike
Website
gbfs.fordgobike.com
Bike from Union Square (Powell St At Post St) to Mlk Jr Way At University Ave
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Union Square to Berkeley
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Union Square and Berkeley is 15 km. The road distance is 20 km.

The cheapest way to get from Union Square to Berkeley is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 18 min.

The quickest way to get from Union Square to Berkeley is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs $70 - $85.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Market St:Powell St and arriving at Shattuck Sq:Center St. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

The BART from Montgomery St. to Downtown Berkeley takes 24 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.