Directions

Directions from your current location

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is located at 7000 East Avenue in Livermore, California, about 45 miles east of San Francisco. Use the appropriate link below to get directions from your current location. Alternately, use the map below for directions from major area airports. 

Important notes 

  • Visitors to the Laboratory must first check in at the Westgate Badge Office, with the exception of deliveries and visitors to the Discovery Center and the Livermore Valley Open Campus.
  • Visitors to the Discovery Center, the Livermore Valley Open Campus or those making a delivery are not permitted to drive through LLNL to get to its East side, unless they have received a badge from the West Gate Badging Office.

From the Oakland International Airport

The Oakland International Airport is about 32 miles west of the Laboratory. Travel time from the airport to the Laboratory is about 50 minutes but can be longer during commute hours.

  1. Exit the airport and turn right on Airport Drive.
  2. Turn right at the intersection of Neil Armstrong Way to stay on Airport Drive.
  3. Turn right on 98th Avenue.
  4. Turn right onto the I-880 SOUTH on-ramp toward San Jose.
  5. Take the I-238 exit on the right toward Stockton/Fresno/I-580.
  6. I-238 turns into I-580 EAST.
  7. Continue EAST on I-580 about 20 miles past Castro Valley, Dublin, Pleasanton, and most Livermore exits.
  8. To go to the Lab's Westgate Badge Office, take the Vasco Road exit. Keep to the right at the fork in the exit ramp. 
  9. Travel SOUTH on Vasco Road about 1.5 miles.
  10. Turn left at Westgate Drive, the fifth traffic light on Vasco Road.
  11. Take the first right to the Laboratory's Westgate Badge Office, which is the first building to the right before passing the guarded entrance. All visitors must check in at this office prior to entering the Laboratory's main site.

From the San Francisco International Airport

The San Francisco International Airport is about 50 miles west of the Laboratory. Travel time from the airport to the Laboratory is about 1 hour and 15 minutes but can be longer during commute hours.

  1. As you exit the airport, take I-101 SOUTH toward San Jose. Drive about 6.4 miles.
  2. Take the CA-92 exit to Hayward/Half Moon Bay.
  3. Keep left at the fork in the ramp, and take the CA-92 EAST exit toward Hayward. Continue east on CA-92 over the San Mateo Bridge.
  4. Take the I-880 NORTH exit toward Oakland.
  5. Take the I-238 NORTH/I-580 EAST exit.
  6. Keep to the right, and take the I-580 EAST exit on the right toward Stockton.
  7. Continue EAST on I-580 about 20 miles past Castro Valley, Dublin, Pleasanton, and most Livermore exits.
  8. To go to the Lab's Westgate Badge Office, take the Vasco Road exit. Keep to the right at the fork in the exit ramp.
  9. Travel SOUTH on Vasco Road about 1.5 miles.
  10. Turn left at Westgate Drive, the fifth traffic light on Vasco Road.
  11. Take the first right to the Laboratory's Westgate Badge Office, which is the first building to the right before passing the guarded entrance. All visitors must check in at this office prior to entering the Laboratory's main site.

From the San Jose International Airport

The San Jose International Airport is about 36 miles southwest of the Laboratory. Travel time from the airport to the Laboratory is about 1 hour but can be longer during commute hours.

  1. Exit the airport
  2. Take the I-880 NORTH on-ramp. Drive about 7 miles.
  3. Take the CA-237 EAST/Mission Boulevard exit. Drive about 1 mile.
  4. Take the I-680 NORTH exit toward Sacramento. Drive about 16 miles.
  5. Take the I-580 EAST exit toward Stockton.
  6. Continue EAST on I-580 past Pleasanton and most of the Livermore exits.
  7. To go to the Lab's Westgate Badge Office, take the Vasco Road exit. Keep to the right at the fork in the exit ramp. 
  8. Travel SOUTH on Vasco Road about 1.5 miles.
  9. Turn left at Westgate Drive, the fifth traffic light on Vasco Road.
  10. Take the first right to the Laboratory's Westgate Badge Office, which is the first building to the right before passing the guarded entrance. All visitors must check in at this office prior to entering the Laboratory's main site.