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Airport Codes:
IATA: OAK
ICAO: KOAK

Distances from Berkeley to:
Oakland 11 miles
San Francisco 23 miles
San Jose 42 miles
Sacramento 67 miles

Nearest Major Airports:
11 miles: Oakland International Airport  (OAK)
18 miles: San Francisco International Airport  (SFO)
40 miles: San Jose International Airport  (SJC)
68 miles: Sacramento International Airport  (SMF)

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Berkeley Guide

There are plenty of cultural things to see and do when in Berkeley. A favourite of many is the 90 minute tour of the university campus which culminates in a climb to the top of the campanile tower which gives sweeping views out over the bay.
The university’s botanical garden is also a good place to visit; combining research, history and simply beautiful plants, it’s home to over 12,000 species and is a great venue for relaxation.
If you’re interested in model railways then Tilden Park is a must. There’s a permanent track laid out so fans can bring their own locomotives and watch them fly.


Berkeley Directions

Eleven miles away from Berkeley, the journey from Oakland Airport takes you along route 880 northwest until you join the 580 which leads you to west Berkeley or the 980 where you’ll end up in the east of the city. The airport has a couple of international routes, the most useful to European travellers being the direct flight from Amsterdam. Travellers from the UK can connect to Schiphol Airport easily before continuing their journey.



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Hotels Near Berkeley Airport

Hotels in Berkeley can be expensive – especially when you consider the Holiday Inn Express will set you back around a hundred dollars a night. You can opt for a motel such as the Capri Motel on University Avenue but even there, you’ll spend $50 a night.



Berkeley Time Zone

Berkeley is eight hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and is in the Pacific Time Zone (GMT-8)

Berkeley Info

Berkeley is best known for its university campus and also for being one of the most politically liberal cities in the US. Its liberalism is thought to stem from the early thinkers who either chose Berkeley as their home such as the philosopher George Berkeley or from the many radical students who attended the University of California there. The city is in a beautiful location on San Francisco Bay but has a sub fault of the infamous San Andreas Fault running through it making it susceptible to earthquakes.

Berkeley Trivia:
  • The city was named after the philosopher and bishop, George Berkeley
  • It’s home to the Berkeley campus of the University of California, the state’s oldest
  • Berkeley was originally part of land given by the King of Spain to one of his soldiers, Luis Peralta
  • The city is located on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay
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