Travel and Hotel

Our students come from all over to attend the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program. Most of the time, the class of 2015's first point of destination will be the Claremont Hotel (41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705). The Claremont Hotel Club and Spa is situated overlooking the San Francisco Bay in one of Berkeley's most classic neighborhoods where you can walk to countless shops and restaurants and even walk to Haas. If you wish to stay in, you can relax by swimming, playing tennis, working out at the state-of-the-art fitness center, or relaxing at the multiple restaurants and bars inside the hotel.

We reserve rooms for students for three (3) nights, Wednesday - Friday, for the blocks held in Berkeley. For the Orientation block, the night of Tuesday evening (May 13th) has also been booked.

Any additional room nights must be arranged by the student with the hotel (see below - "Hotel Commuter Option"). Incidental charges and upgrades are also the financial responsibility of the student.


If you plan to drive to Berkeley, please park in the hotel lots spread across the property. You will be asked at check-in whether you have a car parked and if so, will be given a parking card to allow for in and out access. Please self-park instead of valet and you will not be responsible for any parking charges.

Hotel Commuter Option

For students who live outside of the Bay Area and need to stay at the Claremont on Saturday night of Berkeley block weeks due to limited flight schedules to your return destination, the program will pay for 50% of the cost of any such Saturday night hotel stays.


Please call Mr. Robel Seyoum at 510-898-0039 to make your reservation. Rooms will be offered pending availability, so please call as soon as possible. Please identify yourself as part of the Haas EMBA program to receive the group rate for that evening.

Claremont Reservations Team
Contact: Mr. Robel Seyoum
Phone: 510-898-0039

Shuttle Schedules

Students may ride the UC Berkeley Campus Perimeter Shuttle from Downtown Berkeley to Haas. The route circles campus in one clockwise direction from Downtown Berkeley Bart, to Northside, to the Mining Circle & Haas, to Southside, and back to BART. This shuttle is free with a valid student ID ($1 exact change without valid student ID).

PERIMETER Shuttle Schedule

Off-Site Hotels

When classes are held away from Berkeley, students will stay at the program-designated hotel. Your program tuition covers the night before through the night of the last lecture. The program office will send an email prior to the off-site blocks to confirm your reservation.

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Nearest Airports


  • The closest airport to UC Berkeley/Haas is the Oakland International Airport (OAK)
  • Other airports within one hour's drive time are San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and San Jose International Airport (SJO)

Transportation from Airports


Public Transit: AirBART/BART is the fast, easy and inexpensive way to get to and from Oakland International Airport. The convenient AirBART shuttle travels between OAK and the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART Station every 10 minutes during the day. Nearest BART station to the Claremont: Rockridge Station. From Rockridge BART, it’s a 30 minute (uphill) walk to the Claremont. Nearest BART Station to UC Berkeley: Downtown Berkeley Station. From Downtown Berkeley BART, it's a 20-minute (uphill) walk to Haas. Monday through Friday you can also take the campus shuttle bus (closest stop is at Scandinavian Designs, at Shattuck and Addison). Ask to be dropped off at the Haas School of Business. Fare is $1. Visit the campus shuttle website or call (510) 642-5149 for more information.

Taxi/Cab: The Berkeley campus is less than 30 minutes from the Oakland airport. Students arriving or departing at the same time often share cab rides. Some students fly back home immediately after classes end, and others spend the night at a hotel and depart on Sunday.

Expect to pay about $35 for a taxi from the Oakland Airport to the Haas School and about $45 to $50 for a taxi from San Francisco airport.

American Yellow Cab: (510) 655-2233
Berkeley Yellow Cab: (510) 528-9999
Bay Area Checker: (510) 612-6546