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  •  53 min

  1. Take the line 800 bus from Market St:3rd St to University Av:Martin Luther King Jr Way 800

$3

5 alternative options

Bus  •  56 min

  1. Take the bus from Salesforce Transit Center to Shattuck Sq:Center St 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

Questions & Answers

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

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

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The distance between Union Square and Berkeley is 9 miles. The road distance is 12.3 miles.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Market St:3rd St and arriving at University Av:Martin Luther King Jr Way. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Union Square to Berkeley is 12 miles. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from Union Square to Berkeley.

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Map of how to get from Union Square to Berkeley.
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  • Distance: 9.4 miles
  • Duration: 31 min

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:3rd St to University Av:Martin Luther King Jr Way
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Bus from Salesforce Transit Center to Shattuck Sq:Center St
Ave. Duration
41 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
Assist
$20 - $27
UberX
$20 - $27
WAV
$20 - $27
UberXL
$29 - $40
Select
$40 - $55
Black
$55 - $70
Black 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
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
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

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