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Trans­porta­tion is one of the chal­lenges fam­i­lies face to get their chil­dren to after school pro­grams.

With our loca­tion, here are sev­er­al options for fam­i­lies to con­sid­er.


Hanwen Shuttle

For 2017–18, our shut­tle goes to:

  • Albany Uni­fied:
    • Cor­nell Ele­men­tary — 3:05PM
    • Marin Ele­men­tary — 3:10PM
  • Berke­ley Uni­fied:
    • Berke­ley Arts Mag­net (aka BAM) — Kinder 2:25PM
    • Berke­ley Arts Mag­net (aka BAM) — Grade 1–5 3:15PM

MONTHLY FEE (subject to available routes)

3-day (about 12 days) 5-day (about 20 days)
$150  $200

NOTE: the routes and sched­ule will be updat­ed in August for 2018–19 school year because some stu­dent dis­missal times are announced late.


Berkeley School Bus

Berke­ley Uni­fied School Dis­trict has school bus­es that can drop-off chil­dren at a near­by bus stop where our staff will pick up your child and walk them back to our facil­i­ty. There is no cost for the Berke­ley school bus.

Below are the Cen­tral Zone ele­men­tary schools:

  • Mal­colmX — AVAILABLE
  • Crag­mont — AVAILABLE
  • Oxford — AVAILABLE
  • Le Con­te — AVAILABLE
  • Wash­ing­ton Elementary- NOT AVAILABLE (per BUSD, too close)
  • Berke­ley Arts Mag­net — NOT AVAILABLE (per BUSD, too close)

Even if you live right next door to a CENTRAL ZONE school, BUSD can help trans­port your child to our after-school pro­gram.

Click here to learn how to sign up for Berke­ley School Bus.


Carpool Options

Stu­dents cur­rent­ly walk or car­pool from the fol­low­ing schools:

  • Berke­ley Uni­fied: Jef­fer­son, Rosa Parks, John Muir
  • Kens­ing­ton: Hill­top
  • El Cer­ri­to: Madera
  • Oak­land, Pied­mont, Upper Rock­ridge: TBD

We can ask our stu­dents’ par­ents if they are inter­est­ed in car­pool­ing with oth­er fam­i­lies.

Please email us at info@hanwenschool.org to inquire.


Kid-Friendly Ridesharing Option

There are now rideshar­ing com­pa­nies like Uber and Lyft that pro­vide trans­porta­tion specif­i­cal­ly for chil­dren. These ser­vices insure your chil­dren are safe by requir­ing their dri­vers to be  back­ground checked and have child­care expe­ri­ence to pro­vide a safe jour­ney for your child(ren) to var­i­ous des­ti­na­tions.

Typ­i­cal­ly, these ser­vices cost about $15~20 per trip depend­ing on dis­tance dri­ven and pickup/wait times.

Hav­ing mul­ti­ple chil­dren picked up from the same loca­tion helps reduce the cost per trip.

Please con­sid­er these com­pa­nies: