The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is located just 14 miles from the Convention Center. The airport is serviced by 47 airlines, including nonstop flights from Japan and the UK. San Francisco International Airport is a department of the City and County of San Francisco. There are more than 75 nonstop markets in the US and abroad. See the tab on the left for more information on Ground Transportation. Visit http://www.flysfo.com/ for more information.
The Oakland International Airport (OAK) is located 20 miles from the Convention Center. The airport is serviced by 12 airlines, servicing 53 destinations in the US and abroad. Visit http://www.oaklandairport.com/ for more information.
Go to the Ground Transportation tab on the left to discover easy ways of getting to and from the airports, once you’re in San Francisco.
The ASCB has partnered with Delta and United Airlines for the following discounts:
Delta–2%-10% depending on the ticket cost
Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com or by calling Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge of $25 will apply for booking by phone. When booking online, select Meeting Event Code and enter your Meeting ID NMNH9 in the box provided on the Search Flight page for domestic and international travel.
United–2%-10% depending on the ticket cost
Call United Meeting at 800-468-7022 and provide the Z code ZWRV and the Agreement code 767528. Please note: There will be a service fee for bookings done over the phone. You can avoid a service fee by going to www.united.com and entering ZWRV767528 in the Offer Code Box.
Ground Transportation/Getting Around San Francisco
Please refer to the information below or click here.
Sustainable Airport Transportation (SFO and OAK)
Take BART from SFO to the ASCB conference
For your convenience, ASCB highly recommends taking BART to your hotel to save time, money and CO2. BART is the fast, easy, low cost way to get a roundtrip (RT) ride from SFO to your ASCB conference hotels. If you’re arriving at SFO go to this ASCb page and get a RT transfer ticket voucher for only $20. Then print it, read it, take it and exchange it at SFO for your BART ticket. It’s so easy and you go right to the train. Remember, you have to redeem the voucher for a ticket before you go to the train.
Take BART from OAK to ASCB
Go to the new BART station across from Terminal 1 and board the train to the Coliseum station. When you arrive there, get a round trip $20.40 ticket to get out of the fare gate to the main train platform. Then go down to the right side of the platform and take any San Francisco bound train to the station closest to your hotel. The total trip downtown takes 40 minutes. The ticket has enough value for your ride back to OAK.
San Francisco BART stations for ASCB Hotels (blocks to hotel)
Powell – Grand Hyatt San Francisco (5), Handlery Union Sq. (2), Hotel Union Square (1), Hotel Abri (1), Hotel Nikko (2), Hotel Zelos (1/2), Hotel Zeppelin (4), Hotel Zetta (1/2), Intercontinental San Francisco (2), Marriott Marquis (1), Park 55 (0), The Mosser Hotel (1), Villa Florence Hotel (2)
Montgomery – Galleria Park Hotel (1), Park Central (1.5), Courtyard by Marriott Downtown (3)Go here for train schedules or to plan a BART trip. Save 20 lbs. of CO2 when taking BART from SFO or OAK.
Shuttles & Taxi Services
SFO shuttles and taxi services are a convenient way to navigate the city and are ideal for airport pick-ups and drop-offs, as well as going to and from the convention center. There are also local shuttle companies that offer sightseeing tours, daily excursions, and transportation for private parties. Taxi service from the SFO airport is available from the roadway center island of the Arrivals/Baggage Claim level of all terminals. Shuttle service from the SFO airport is available from the Departures/Ticketing level of all terminals at the roadway center island (reservation recommended for airport shuttle service). For more information on SuperShuttle, click here.
San Francisco Public Transportation
San Francisco offers many modes of public transportation providing travelers with economical and eco-friendly options to explore the region. Including the BART, Muni buses, Muni Metro, and Cable Cars that can take you around downtown. Taking San Francisco’s public transportation can be a fun experience in and of itself.
San Francisco Car Rentals
If you’re flying into SFO, you can find information on car rentals here.
If you’re flying into OAK, you can find information on car rentals here.Driving and finding parking in San Francisco can be difficult and expensive.
Driving to San Francisco
Please click here for driving directions to the Moscone Center.
Parking at the Moscone Center
There is no public parking available at the Convention Center.
Parking Near the Moscone Center
Off-site parking is available at numerous nearby parking lots and garages in downtown San Francisco, many are within walking distance of the center. Lots and garages are individually owned and operated, prices vary by location.
The Moscone Center Garage (not operated by the Moscone Center) is located at 255 Third Street (Folsom & Howard, across the street from Moscone South’s Esplanade Ballroom). It has over 700 available spaces.
Click here for additional Parking information.