Getting to and from the airport
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 16 miles south of downtown and is approximately a 20- to 30-minute drive (depending on traffic) from downtown.
Oakland International Airport (OAK) is 18 miles east of downtown and is approximately a 30- to 40-minute drive (depending on traffic) from downtown.
Taxis from SFO to downtown are approximately $45 to $65 one way. Taxis from OAK to downtown are approximately $70 to $80 one way.
Uber, Lyft, and Wingz are available from both airports.
Public transportation (BART)
The SFO BART Station is located on the Departures/Ticketing Level at the International Terminal (Boarding Area G side). The station is easily accessed from any terminal by riding SFO’s AirTrain to the Garage G/BART Station stop. There’s no charge to board AirTrain. BART tickets can be purchased at the SFO BART Station upon arrival.
The OAK BART station is just across the street from the OAK terminals. Take an 8-minute train ride from OAK to the Coliseum BART station, which has connecting service to all BART destinations. From Coliseum Station, transfer to a San Francisco/Daly City-bound train for a 21-minute ride to downtown San Francisco. For travelers landing at OAK, there is no need to purchase a BART ticket until you arrive at the Coliseum BART station. Purchase a BART ticket or regional Clipper card on Platform 3.
Getting to and from the convention center: ADA shuttle buses
Attendees who reserved their room in the Scientific Sessions housing block through ADA’s official housing company, CMR, will receive a shuttle pass, allowing them to ride ADA shuttle buses between official meeting hotels and Moscone Center at no additional cost. Shuttle service is not provided to hotel within walking distance of Moscone Center. View the shuttle schedule and hotels served.
Your shuttle pass will be given to you at registration. You will not need the shuttle pass to get on the bus at the hotel. However, you will be required to show the shuttle pass for the return trip from the convention center to your hotel.
For attendees who reserved their rooms through other means, shuttle passes will be available for purchase at the meeting at a cost of $75 per person. Each pass is valid through the duration of the meeting.
Please note that the shuttle schedule is subject to change at any time without notice. Please refer to the shuttle signs in San Francisco for the most current information.
Getting everywhere else in San Francisco
In addition to taxis, Uber, and Lyft, here are some other ways to get around San Francisco and the Bay Area:
San Francisco’s network of fuel-efficient buses, light rail metro trains, historic streetcars, and iconic cable cars covers all corners of the city. View the Muni system map.
San Francisco’s historic cable cars are located downtown and run on three lines: Powell-Hyde, Powell-Mason, and California Street. More information.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
This elevated rail and subway system connects San Francisco and Oakland with urban and suburban areas in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Mateo counties. View the BART system map.
Get more San Francisco travel and transportation information.