Transportation

International students have a number of transportation options for getting to and getting around Cal State East Bay.

From Hayward

You can reach Cal State East Bay from the Hayward BART Station by taking AC Transit Bus #92. By car, you can reach the Cal State East Bay Campus from I-580 (Foothill Blvd. exit) and from I-880 (Jackson St. exit).

From San Francisco Airport

A number of shuttle and taxi services are available from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Cal State East Bay. The ride from San Francisco to Hayward takes about 30 minutes and costs approximately $70.00 if you take a taxi.

The following shuttle services at San Francisco will also take you to Hayward:

Bay Porter Express (link opens in new window)
Phone: 415-467-1800
Fare: $34.00 per person

East Bay Airporter
Phone: 650-873-7771
Fare: $55.00 per person, $10 for additional person

South & East Bay Shuttle
Phone: 408-225-4444
Fare: $89.00 per person, $6 for additional person

Please be sure to give the driver your exact destination and general directions. Click here to see a map of access routes to Cal State East Bay from the San Francisco Bay Region.

For more information about Transportation in the Bay Area, please visit The Bay Area Transit Information Project website (link opens in new window).

Daily Transportation

The Alternative Transportation Office (ATO) has been established by Cal State East Bay's Transportation Committee to meet the University's need for commute alternative programs. The Commute Information Center (CIC) is located in the University Union, Room 314 and contains transportation information. In addition, the CIC sells BART & AC Transit tickets, provides schedules of BART, & AC Transit bus # 92, and has Carpool-To-School applications. Phone: (510) 885-4638.

Carpool-to-School Program
Share your ride to Cal State! A staff/faculty database, and a student database are available for those interested in carpooling one to five days a week. Carpool matching is available for both Hayward and Contra Costa Campuses. Pick up a "Carpool-to-School" application available at the CIC office. Home addresses are confidential. Other information will be used for carpool purposes only. Staff/faculty will then receive a free match list of those who share a similar commute route and work schedule; students receive a free match list of other students sharing a similar commute route and class schedule.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
To reach Cal State East Bay via BART, disembark at the Hayward station. You may proceed to either AC Transit bus #92. To reach Cal State East Bay's Oakland Information Center via BART, disembark at the Oakland City Center/12th Street station. It is located 2 blocks away at 505 14th Street, Suite 102, Oakland. BART fares vary. Stop by the CIC and pick up an "All About BART" pamphlet that includes information on schedules, fares and routes. To reach BART, call (510) 464-6000. For information such as schedules and maps check the BART website (link opens in new window).

AC Transit
To reach Cal State East Bay from the Hayward BART station, take AC Transit bus #92. The wait area is to the right after exiting the paid area of the BART station. Bus #92 schedules are also available in the CIC. Students, faculty andstaff will be able to ride AC Transit Bus 92 for free from the Hayward Bart station to CSUEB by showing their University ID card. To reach Cal State East Bay's Oakland Information Center from the Oakland City Center/12th Street BART station, or from other parts of Oakland, take AC Transit buses # 13, 40, 43, 58, 72, or 88. To reach AC Transit, call (510) 817-1717. For information such as schedules and maps check the AC Transit website.

Additional Transportation Resources

Amtrak (link opens in new window)
(800) USA-RAIL
Rail service to certain cities in the U.S.
Note: It may be cheaper to fly.

Greyhound (link opens in new window)
800 231-222
Bus service to certain cities in the U.S.
Note: It may be cheaper to fly.

Air Travel
To book a plane ticket, use the yellow pages of the phone directory to find a local travel agency or use the internet. As a student, you are often eligible for discounted rates.

Taxis

  • Yellow Cab, (510) 732-8500
  • Red and White, (510) 490-2020
  • Hayward City Cab, (510) 881-4419

Rental Cars
You must be 21 years of age to rent a car from the following companies:

  • Enterprise (offers pick up) 25858 Mission Bl. Hayward, CA, (510) 537-4100 or (800) 736-8222
  • Budget 28534 Mission Bl. Hayward, CA, (510) 733-9590
  • Thrifty 25656 Mission Bl. Hayward, CA, (510) 538-4444

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