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TOUGH Symposium 2012

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Travel Information

Travel and Visa Information

International travel to meetings in the U.S.

We advise anyone who may need a visa to attend the TOUGH Symposium and/or Training Courses to apply early. Visa applicants should apply at least 3 months in advance of the meeting. Security-related policies have greatly increased the processing time for visa applications. U.S. consular officers now usually interview applicants as part of the application process.

If you need a letter of invitation, e-mail TOUGH Symposium 2012 to make your request.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

The most convenient airports to Berkeley are the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK). The Oakland Airport is closer to Berkeley, but SFO offers an easier and more economical connection to Berkeley via the local train system, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), which stops at downtown Berkeley. (Local shuttle service to your hotel should be arranged through the hotel.) Rental cars, shuttles, cabs, etc., are also available at both airports. See the links below for further information:

Click here for Transportation from SFO or OAK to LBNL
Maps and Directions to the Lab
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)

Bay Area Transit Info

LBNL Visitor Information

LBNL Shuttle Bus Service to TOUGH Symposium (9/17 - 9/19)

Directions to LBNL from The Hotel Shattuck Plaza using LBNL Shuttle Bus Service

  • Turn right on Allston Way after exiting hotel
  • Cross the street at Shattuck Avenue and make a left on Shattuck (east side of street)
  • Walk two blocks north on Shattuck to Addison Street
  • You’ll see the “Berkeley Lab” shuttle stop sign on Shattuck at Addison
  • The LBNL “Blue Uphill” shuttle bus runs every 10 minutes 
  • Please wave at the LBNL bus driver to ensure that they know you would like to ride the shuttle bus.
  • Some of the bus stops are also stops for the UCB and other public transportation. Make sure you take the bus labeled “LBNL” or “Berkeley Lab”
  • Please tell the driver you are attending the TOUGH Symposium in Building 50 Auditoriu
  • The “Blue Uphill” shuttle will drive to downtown Berkeley, then up the Hill to LBNL along the north side of campus.
  • The shuttle will stop at Bldgs. 50/70  

Directions to LBNL from Downtown Berkeley using LBNL Shuttle Bus Service

  • The shuttle stop is on the north east corner of Shattuck Avenue at Addison
  • You’ll see the “Berkeley Lab” sign
  • The LBNL “Blue Uphill” shuttle bus runs every 10 minutes
  • Please wave at the LBNL bus driver to ensure that they know you would like to ride the shuttle bus.
  • Some of the bus stops are also stops for the UCB and other public transportation. Make sure you take the bus labeled “LBNL” or “Berkeley Lab”
  • Please tell the driver you are attending the TOUGH Symposium in Building 50 Auditorium
  • The “Blue Uphill” shuttle will drive to downtown Berkeley, then up the Hill to LBNL along the north side of campus.
  • The shuttle will stop at Bldgs. 50/70  

Click here for the BLUE Route schedule and Map

Click here for Next Bus – GPS based arrival times

Click here for information on the LBNL Shuttle Buses


 

LBNL Shuttle Bus Service to the TOUGH Courses

Detailed information coming soon

Contacts
  • Hydrogeology Department, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California
  • Stefan Finsterle, Conference Chair, SAFinsterle@lbl.gov, 510.486.5205
  • Carol Valladao, Senior Administrator, CAValladao@lbl.gov, 510.486.5781