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San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the closest airport to downtown San Francisco and the Moscone Center. It is approximately 14 miles from and a 25 minute commute. SFO is one of the 30 busiest airports in the country, with service from over 45 airlines, national and international, and non-stop connections to over 65 U.S. cities. For more information about SFO, please visit their website FlySFO.

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Oakland International Airport (OAK) is 20 miles from downtown San Francisco and the Moscone Center and a 35 minute commute. OAK has service from 13 different airlines combining for 30 non-stop flights nationally and internationally. For more information about OAK, please visit their website FlyOakland.

Airport Shuttle Service

SFO Airport offers numerous shuttle services that run to downtown San Francisco. The price for this service ranges from $15 – $18

For more details please contact:

Public Transportation

San Francisco Cable Car

San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) offers various public transportation methods to get around San Francisco at a very reasonable cost. Muni operates 80 routes throughout San Francisco with stops within 2 blocks of 90% of all residences in the city. Operating Historic streetcars, modern light rail vehicles, diesel buses, alternative fuel vehicles, electric trolley coaches, and the world famous cable cars. The basic adult fare for all is $2.00, and $0.75 for Seniors (+65). The cable cars cost $5.00. All have stops or stations located within blocks of the Moscone Center.

San Francisco

  • San Francisco Metro (Light Rail) – The Light Rail operates 6 lines that service San Francisco city and county. The nearest stops to the Moscone Center are the Powell Station and Montgomery Station, both located on Market St.
  • Historic Streetcar
    5:00 AM – 1:00 AM Monday through Friday
    6:00 AM – 1:00 AM Saturday
    8:00 AM – 1:00 AM Sunday
  • Historic Streetcars – Run only on the F line. The F line runs from 17th St. and Castro St. down Market St. and ends at Jones St. and Beach St. at Fisherman's Wharf. The nearest stop to The Moscone Center is at 4th St. and Market St.
  • Local Bus – The local bus system runs local, express, and neighborhood routes. There are numerous bus stops located outside the Moscone Center.
  • Historic Cable Cars – The San Francisco Cable cars run 3 lines in the city. The California Line, Powell & Hyde Line, and Powell & Mason Line. Fares are $5.00 One Way.
    • The California Line – Runs from California St. and Drumm St. to California St. and Van Ness Ave.
    • The Powell & Hyde Line – Runs from Powell St. and Beach St. to Powell St. and Market St.
    • The Powell & Mason Line – Runs from Taylor St. and Bay St. to Powell St. and Market St.

Bay Area

  • Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) – Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) connects the San Francisco Peninsula with Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, Walnut Creek, Dublin/Pleasanton, and other cities in the East Bay. BART also operates from San Francisco International Airport to Downtown San Francisco with a fare of $8.10.
  • CaltrainCaltrain is a commuter rail service that operates between San Mateo County and Downtown San Francisco. The nearest station would be the San Francisco Station which also provides connection to MUNI.
For more information on any form of public transportation in San Francisco, including schedules and detailed route maps, please visit one of the following links:
San Francisco MUNI

Taxi Cabs and Limousines

Taxi cabs can be secured at the concierge desk or bellman stand at meeting hotels. The fare to SFO Airport is approximately $40.

If you would like to reserve a sedan, private car, or limousine please contact your hotel concierge.

Shuttle Bus Service

As all meeting hotels are within walking distance to the Moscone Center, shuttle bus service will not be provided.


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