Welcome to San Francisco:
Officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. San Francisco is a popular tourist destination, known for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former prison on Alcatraz Island, and its Chinatown district. [Wikipedia]
Moscone Center South
747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
(650) 821-5000GETTING HERE BY PLANESan Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco, California, near Millbrae and San Bruno in unincorporated San Mateo County. SFO offers nonstop flights to more than 34 international destinations on 29 international carriers. The Bay Area’s largest airport connects nonstop with more than 78 cities in the U.S. on 15 domestic airlines.
BOOK YOUR TRIP
Visit www.flysfo.com for details on parking, amenities, flight status, terminal maps and more for San Francisco International airport. HRG Worldwide is NECA’s preferred Travel Agent. If you would like to make your an Airline reservation, you can reach HRG at 1 800-498-2270 or visit, www.hrgworldwide.com.
Ground Transportation to Downtown
SFO is about 13 miles south of the city center. To get to downtown San Francisco from there, you can take public transportation, catch a shuttle, hail a taxi or drive yourself:
- By Public Transportation: If you’re going to San Francisco, BART is a convenient option if you’re going to Union Square, along Market Street or somewhere near the Convention Center, but less so if you’re headed for hotels near the waterfront, which are a long walk away from the nearest BART station. To find out how to use it, see the guide to Getting to San Francisco from SFO on BART. To get to San Jose from SFO, take BART to the Millbrae station and transfer to Caltrain. Caltrain also goes north to San Francisco from there.
- Hotel Shuttles: Only hotels near the airport offer this service. Ask ahead if they provide shuttle service and meet them at the center island of the Departures/Ticketing Level roadway.
- Shuttle Van Companies: A far more relaxing way to get to your destination from the airport, commercial shuttle companies will drop you wherever you need to go. You can catch a door-to-door airport shuttles on the Departures/Ticketing Level at SFO by going to the roadway center island outside any terminal.
If you’d prefer to have a reservation, pre-arranged vans pick up at Courtyards 1 and 4 of the Domestic Terminals and Courtyards A and G at the International Terminal (on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level). You can also reserve online: to San Francisco hotelsand back to the airport from hotels or to private residences and back to the airport again.
- Taxi: Get a cab at the roadway center island on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level of any terminal. Uniformed taxi coordinators are on hand during the busiest hours to help you. You can get an idea of the fare at Taxi Wiz. This may be a cost-effective option for larger groups of 3 or more, with no change in fare up to 5 people.
GETTING HERE BY CAR
Many San Francisco visitors come in automobiles. The most common approaches are: I-80 West from Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, I-280 or US Hwy 101 North from San Jose and US Hwy 101 South from Northern California.
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GETTING HERE BY BUS
Greyhound Lines, Inc. is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations with 13,000 daily departures across North America.
Megabus.com is the first, low-cost, express bus service to offer city-to-city travel for as low as $1 via the Internet. Since launching in April 2006, megabus.com has served more than 22 million customers throughout more than 120 cities across North America.
GO Lorrie’s serves all San Francisco hotels to/from San Francisco International Airport with easy-to-find representatives welcoming passengers at the airport. Clean, large, modern “earth friendly”natural gas fleet and uniformed drivers.
GETTING HERE BY TRAIN
Amtrak serves San Francisco Take Amtrak to San Francisco and arrive fresh and relaxed. Amtrak Coast Starlight Line goes through Oakland, across the San Francisco Bay. They run buses into San Francisco, arriving at the Ferry Building. Thruway bus service meets all trains at Emeryville. So just sit back, unwind and enjoy a meal onboard. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, the national rail operator Amtrak offers more than 300 trains each day—at high speeds up to 150 mph—to more than 500 destinations.
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is the fast, easy, low-cost way to get to San Francisco or other cities from SFO or OAK. Round-trip BART fares are about the same as one-way shuttle vans and $80 less then round trip taxis. Taking BART also avoids traffic and is only a half-hour ride from SFO.