Finding a parking space at Berkeley Lab can be very difficult. Users are strongly encouraged to use the Berkeley Lab shuttles whenever possible (see Directions, Maps).
Parking at Berkeley Lab and the ALS is by permit only. Signs in each parking lot designate the types of permit required for that area. Cars parked in no-parking areas or reserved spaces without appropriate permits may be cited or towed.
A one-day permit must be obtained at the Berkeley Lab Main Gate (Blackberry Gate). Longer term parking permits are issued by the Berkeley Lab Site Access Office (Building 65A, by the bus stop after the main gate), to eligible ALS users after their registration is completed.
A few spaces close to the ALS are available to users with a special need and may be reserved on a first-come basis. Send an email to
, with details of date and times and a short justification for the request. Reservations are not required for parking outside of regular business hours.