San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK) International Airports
Take BART from SFO and OAK
BART’s all-electric trains from SFO and OAK are fast and easy with lower fares then ride share companies. BART also gets you from SFO or OAK to San Francisco in 30/40 minutes.
Take a BART round trip from SFO or OAK to your hotel in San Francisco and you’ll keep 20.2 lbs of carbon out of the air per trip.
SFO Airport Transit Fare Comparison
BART SFO/OAK Round Trip (30 minutes) – *SFO $21.00; OAK $22.40
SuperShuttle SFO/OAK Round Trip (45 minutes+) - $35.00/$57.00
Uber/Lyft SFO/OAK Round Trip (time depends on traffic) - $60.00/$80.00
*Online voucher round trip cost
Taking BART from SFO to San Francisco is easier when you fly into SFO. Just go to this GDC/BART site and buy a RT transfer voucher for only $21.00. Then print it, take it with you and exchange it at SFO for your BART ticket. Then walk to the station down the hall, place your ticket in the gate, remove it to open the gate, keep it and board a train to San Francisco. When you arrive exit at the closest station to your hotel. This is the fast, easy way to avoid lines at the SFO BART station and get to your downtown hotel in 30 minutes. If you want a Clipper card, they can be purchased at SFO where you redeem your voucher or in the BART station.
Taking BART from OAK to San Francisco is easy on BART and trip downtown only takes 30-40 minutes. Just walk to the BART station across from OAK Terminal 1 and board the train to the Coliseum station. When you arrive, buy a $23.00 RT ticket to San Francisco. Place the ticket in the faregate, when it pops out remove it to exit and keep it to exit at the next station. Then walk down the right side of the main train platform, and take any San Francisco bound train to the station closest to your hotel. The ticket has enough value for your ride back to OAK. See the BART hotel map for the closest station to your hotel in San Francisco.
BART Stations to 2020 GDC conference hotels
Civic Center Station, Upper Market - GDC hotels in SOMA or in Van Ness & Japan town
Powell Station, 5th & Market – GDC hotels in or near Union Square
Montgomery Station, 3rd & Market – GDC hotels near Moscone Center and SOMA
Embarcadero Station, lower Market - GDC hotels in Embarcadero and Fisherman’s Wharf areas. Transfer from BART to rideshare or taxi at the Hyatt Regency hotel to Fisherman’s Wharf hotels
BART Airport Train Schedules: SFO to San Francisco: 3-4 trains per hour until 11:50 P.M
OAK to Coliseum Station: 12 trains per hour for transfer to SF bound trains every 15 minutes or less.