Getting To San Francisco
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All three have a large number of shuttles, limos, taxis, public buses and ride sharing services to bring you to and from the airport. They also all have convenient car rental options.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
SFO offers non-stop flights to 77 cities in the U.S. on 13 domestic airlines. It also connects to 39 international destinations with non-stop flights, on 30 international carriers. The airport is located 14 miles south of Moscone Center.
You can take Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and Caltrain - Millbrae Transit Center to and from SFO.
Get your BART tickets in advance online.
If you plan on renting a car, you can pick up/drop off at SFO's central Rental Car Center.
Rideshare (Uber, Lyft, etc.)
The loading zone at the International Terminal is the center island of the Departures-level roadway or the Arrivals level curbside. Passengers are encouraged to request Arrivals-level drop-offs to avoid traffic on the Departures level during peak times.
At the domestic terminals, you will find your ride at one of two locations:
- Shared services (Uber Pool/Express Pool and Lyft Shared) pick up on Level 5 of the domestic garage.
- Non-shared services (e.g., UberX, Lyft Classic, Wingz) pick up curbside on the Departures level.
When requesting a ride, check your app to confirm your designated pick-up location.
Rideshare services can drop off curbside on the Departures or Arrivals levels, or on Level 5 of the domestic garage. Passengers are encouraged to request Arrivals-level or garage drop-offs to avoid traffic on the Departures level during peak times.
Oakland International Airport (OAK)
OAK provides nonstop service to a growing list of 55 international and domestic destinations on 13 airlines. The airport is approximately 21 miles east of Moscone Center.
You can take Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to/from OAK. The BART station is just across the street from the airport terminals. After a quick 8-minute train ride from OAK to the Coliseum BART station, you can connect to all BART trains with destinations around the Bay Area.
OAK has a convenient Rental Car Center, accessible by shuttle bus.
Rideshare (Uber, Lyft, etc.)
The airport does not restrict rideshare service pick up or drop off.
San Jose International Airport (SJC)
SJC has 16 carriers who offer nonstop flights to approximately 54 domestic and international destinations. The airport is approximately 47 miles south of Moscone Center.
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority operates the VTA Flyer shuttle that can transport passengers to/from the airport and various public transportation options including BART and Caltrain.
The SJC Rental Car Center is located directly across from Terminal B.
Rideshare (Uber, Lyft, etc.)
All rideshare companies are authorized to drop off passengers at the Departures curbside of both terminals.
In Terminal A, passengers can pick up their ride at the Arrival curbside, Stop 1 and in Terminal B, at the Ground Transportation Island, Stops 8 & 9.
For those using Uber Black and Lyft Premier pick-up:
- Terminal A - the second floor of the garage just north of the doors from the central baggage claim elevator lobby.
- Terminal B - in the hourly-lot 5, south of Terminal B
Taxis are readily available at the airport at designated pick up points or you can prearrange a ride. All trips from SJC are a minimum of $15, which includes the first 3-miles of travel and a $1.50 airport fee. Beyond 3-miles, the fares are charged by meter at $3.00 per mile. Passengers with disabilities or over 65 years of age receive a 15% discount off the total fare.
Getting To Moscone Center
Moscone Center consists of three buildings: North, South and West. They are located on the 700 block of Howard Street. Moscone South and Moscone North straddle Howard Street between Third and Fourth Streets. Moscone West is located at Fourth and Howard Streets.
Plan your trip as well as find traveler information including weather, traffic conditions and parking at 511: The Bay Area Travel Guide.
BART or MUNI Metro
BART offers fast, convenient regional service and MUNI Metro provides light rail service throughout the San Francisco. To reach Moscone North and South, take BART or MUNI to the Montgomery station. To reach Moscone West, take BART or MUNI to the Powell Street station.
When you disembark at the Powell Street station, exit to 4th and Market Streets. Turn right on 4th Street. Walk two blocks south to Howard Street and turn left.
Caltrain offers a frequent schedule into the nearby station at 4th & Townsend Streets. While not recommended, you are a few minutes' walk to Moscone Center. When you exit the station, walk north up 4th Street, under the freeway, to Howard Street. Moscone West will be on your left, Moscone North and South buildings will be on your right.
Alternatively, at 4th & Townsend Streets the #30 Stockton or #45 Union/Stockton MUNI buses can bring you to 3rd and Perry Streets, an approximate 8 minute walk to Moscone Center.
Ferries offer transport between San Francisco and cities located across the San Francisco Bay. The San Francisco Bay Ferry provides service to ten terminal locations around the Bay including Alameda, Oakland and Vallejo. The Golden Gate Ferry provides services from Sausalito, Tiburon and Larkspur. These ferry services arrive/depart from the San Francisco Ferry Building.
When you disembark from the ferry, walk through the Ferry Building and exit onto The Embarcadero boulevard where you can hail a taxi or rideshare service. Alternatively, busses, trains and streetcars all stop at or near the Ferry Building, a combination of which will bring you to Moscone Center.
Driving and Parking
Moscone Center encourages the use of transit first. However, you can easily drive to the convention center. Moscone Center does not operate its own parking garage but six parking garages are within walking distance of the convention center.