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The Game Developers Conference is held each and every year in beautiful San Francisco, California. Check out our deals on hotels, find the best airport for your flight, and learn about attractions around the city.


Hotels GDC has designated Convention Housing Partners as the official housing company for GDC 2019. To be informed when GDC 2019 housing opens, complete the form here!

For more information:
Email: [email protected]
US: 1-800-216-4916
International: +1-415-813-6088 option 6

Where is the Moscone Convention Center?


The Moscone Center

747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Click here to to take a virtual tour of the Moscone Center.



For all Bay Area transit agencies, and traveler information including weather, traffic conditions, and parking, call TravInfo at (415) 817-1717 or visit 511: The Bay Area Travel Guide.

Driving Directions

The Moscone Convention Center is conveniently located by major freeways 280 and 101. Street parking may be limited but there are several parking garages located around the center.

Directions to the Moscone Convention Center.


Disembark at the Powell Street Station. Exit to 4th and Market Streets. Turn right on 4th. Walk two blocks south to Howard and turn left. The Moscone Center is located on the 700 block of Howard Street. You'll find Moscone South on your right and Moscone North on your left.

Click here for more information on Bart and advanced purchase options for GDC.


Muni is the most economical and green way to get to the event. Bus lines run often and stops are located extensively throughout the city.

Click here to see bus lines to and from the Moscone Convention Center.


From the Caltrain Station (Fourth & Townsend): Across Fourth street from the train station, catch either the #15, #30, or #45 lines. Get off at Third and Folsom. Walk one block North up towards Howard St. Turn left on Howard. The Moscone Center is located on the 700 block of Howard Street. You'll find Moscone South on your left and Moscone North on your right.


San Francisco International Airport

San Francsico International Airport is the Bay Area's largest airport and California's second busiest. Flying into SFO is the best option for internatioanl visitors. BART is connected to the airport providing easy access to the event and many surrounding hotels. Taxi and rental car service is also available.

Click here to learn about transportation to and from SFO.

Oakland Airport

Out-of-state event attendees may find better flight fares flying into the smaller Oakland Airport. BART also connects to OAK providing easy transport to the event and hotels. Taxi and rental car services are also available.

Click here to learn about transportation from OAK.



Moscone Parking Map

For general parking information in and around the Moscone Convention Center, consult the parking map.


Travel Perks

San Francisco CityPASS

Save 43% or more off unlimited cable car rides with a Muni 3-Day Passport, plus admission to 4 top San Francisco attractions: California Academy of Sciences, Blue and Gold Fleet Bay Cruise, Aquarium of the Bay, and Exploratorium OR de Young + Legion of Honor. You'll skip most ticket lines, too. Valid 9 days. Cost: Adult $89 (value $155); Child (5-11) $66. Visit citypass.com for more information and purchase.

SF Travel for GDC 2018

Check out deals in the city for fun, food and sightseeing! Visit San Francisco Deals - GDC 2018.


Use code GDC18 to get $10 off your first ride. 

Valid for New Users only. Does not cover tips, cancellation fees, or damage fees associated with the ride. Offer valid until 90 days after activation. Cannot be combined with another ride credit or offers. Subject to Lyft's Terms of Use


Get 10% off each way with discount code 598HR - valid for travel March 14-28, 2018.

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