Lots & Pricing

1. Parking Lots

At campus parking lots without an attendant, visitors are required to pay in advance at a pay station. Always refer to posted lot and machine signs for parking rates and instructions.

Hours of Operation

Monday–Sunday: 5:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. (Lots are closed 2:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.)

Hourly visitor parking is available in specified parking areas Mon-Fri from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m After 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and weekends, hourly public parking is available in all campus parking areas unless otherwise indicated on parking control signs.


Refer to the UC Berkeley Visitor Parking Map to find your location.

Main Campus

Lower Hearst Garage, Level 2: Hourly Pay Parking on Level 2 at all times only in Gold Zone on east side of lot
RSF Garage: Hourly Pay Parking at all times only in Gold Zone on east side of lot
Witter Field Lot:  
University Hall (U/Hall) West Lot: Hourly Pay Parking at all times throughout lot
UnderHill Garage Hourly Pay Parking at all times.

The Hill Area**

**For Hill Area parking rates and hours, check nearest meter machine. Meter machines take credit cards and coins. Place tickets inside vehicles on driver’s side on dashboard.

All UC affiliate parking permits are valid under regular night and weekend parking regulations, except for Gold Zones, 11 spaces in U/Hall West Lot.

2. Ticket Dispensing Machines

 Dispensing ticket machines (DTMs) accept $1 and $5 bills only.  Please be sure to bring smaller bills.

To operate a ticket machine: 

  • Press the yellow button
  • Lift the bill flap and insert bills
  • Press the green receipt button
  • Take the receipt (DMT) and place it face up on the dashboard of your vehicle