The Moscone Center’s downtown location can be easily reached from the airport by BART rapid rail, MUNI metro, Caltrain and car (with numerous parking facilities in the area).
Further information on connections from the major airports in the area to downtown San Francisco can be found below. For more information on directions to the Moscone Center please see the website www.moscone.com
Getting from San Francisco International Airport (www.flysfo.com)
A taxi ride to downtown costs $35-$40.
Airport shuttles are inexpensive and generally efficient:
- Lorrie's Airport Service and SuperShuttle both stop at the upper-level traffic islands, outside from the ticket counters, and take you anywhere within the city limits of San Francisco. They charge $15-$17, depending on where you're going. Lorrie's also sells tickets online, at a $2 discount; you can print them out before leaving home.
- SuperShuttle offers discounts for more than one person traveling in the same party ($15 for the first passenger, $8 each additional), but only if you're traveling to a residential address.
- Marin Door to Door operates van service to Marin County for $25 to $35 for the first passenger, $12 each additional; you must make reservations by noon the day before travel.
- Marin Airporter buses cost $16 to $19 and require no reservations but stop only at designated stations in Marin; buses leave every 30 minutes, on the half hour and hour, from 5 AM to 10 PM.
Take BART directly to downtown San Francisco; the trip takes about 30 minutes and costs less than $5. Trains leave from the international terminal every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on weekends.
SamTrans buses: No. 292 (55 minutes, $1.50 from SFO, $3 to SFO) and the KX (35 minutes, $4; only one small carry-on bag permitted). Board the SamTrans buses on the lower level.
To drive to downtown San Francisco: Please note it is not recommended to travel to San Francisco by car as parking is limited and expensive.
Take U.S. 101 north to the Civic Center/9th Street, 7th Street, or 4th Street/Downtown exit. If you're headed to the Embarcadero or Fisherman's Wharf, take Interstate 280 north (the exit is to the right, just north of the airport, off U.S. 101) and get off at the 4th Street/King Street exit. King Street becomes the Embarcadero a few blocks east of the exit. The Embarcadero winds around the waterfront to Fisherman's Wharf.
Getting from Oakland International Airport (www.flyoakland.com)
A taxi to downtown San Francisco costs $35-$40. By airport regulations, you must make reservations for shuttle service. BayPorter Express and other shuttles serve major hotels and provide door-to-door service to the East Bay and San Francisco. SuperShuttle operates vans to San Francisco and Oakland. Marin Door to Door serves Marin County for a flat $45 for the first passenger, $12 each additional; make reservations by noon the day before travel.
The best way to get to San Francisco via public transit is to take the AIR BART bus ($2) to the Coliseum/Oakland International Airport BART station (BART fares vary depending on where you're going; the ride to downtown San Francisco costs $3.15).
If you're driving from Oakland International Airport, take Hegenberger Road east to I-880 north to I-80 west over the Bay Bridge.
Getting from San Jose International Airport (www.sjc.org)
A taxi to downtown San Jose costs about $15; a trip to San Francisco runs about $110. South & East Bay Airport Shuttle transports you to the South Bay and East Bay; a ride to downtown San Jose costs $39 for the first passenger, $9 each additional, and a van to San Francisco costs $89 for the first passenger, $9 each additional. Reservations are required to the airport, but not from the airport; call from baggage claim before you collect your luggage. Reservations are also required for VIP Airport Shuttle, which has service to downtown San Francisco for $89 for the first three passengers, $7 each additional; to downtown San Jose costs $19.
To drive to downtown San Jose from the airport, take Airport Boulevard east to Route 87 south. To get to San Francisco from the airport, take Route 87 south to Interstate 280 north.
Please note it is not recommended to travel to San Francisco by car as parking is limited and expensive.