Travel Information 


The San Francisco International Airport (airport code: SFO) is located approximately 25 minutes from the heart of downtown San Francisco.

Many airlines provide service to the San Francisco International airport such as American Airlines, Delta , United  and Virgin America. ACA has worked with American Airlines and United to provide you a discount on your airfare.

American Airlines
Authorization Number = A7237DR
Please call American Airlines at 800-433-1790 to book your discounted fare to San Francisco.

Discount Code = ZX38413035
Input your travel information and enter the discount code in the Promotions & Certificate field.

Feel free to book your travel on any of the airlines that best meet your needs.

Ground Transportation 

BART Airport Transportation - New Discount Just Added!

Take BART from SFO and OAK for ACA 2017

BART direct service from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) is the fast, easy and low-cost ride to your downtown San Francisco ACA hotel. 

We recommend that you take BART when you arrive and depart from OAK or SFO airports. BART airport transfers to San Francisco are value priced and take less time than any other mode of transportation. We also encourage local attendees to take BART to the conference.

BART SFO/OAK Round Trip - $18-20.00/$20.40

Take BART from SFO to ACA hotels

If you’re flying into SFO it’s easy to get a round-trip (RT) SFO to San Francisco transfer. Just click here and buy a RT transfer voucher for only $20.00. Then print IT, read IT, take It and exchange IT at SFO for your BART ticket. It’s so easy! When you have your ticket, go to the station and board the train.

Take BART from OAK to ACA hotels

Go to the new BART station across from Terminal 1 and board the train to the Coliseum station. When you arrive there, get a $20.40 RT San Francisco ticket. Then exit at the fare gate and walk down to the main train platform. Proceed to the right side of the platform and take any San Francisco bound train to the station closest to your hotel. The total trip downtown takes 30-40 minutes. The ticket has enough value for your ride back to OAK.

BART Station exits for ACA hotels: (blocks from station)           

Powell St. Station – Hampton Inn San Francisco Downtown/Convention Center (2 blocks)
    Hotel Abri (1 block)
    Intercontinental San Francisco (2 blocks)
    Marriott Marquis San Francisco (1/2 block)
    Sir Francis Drake (4 blocks)      

Local Residents - Take BART from any station to ACA
Go here and check the BART Quickplanner to get train times from your station to Powell St.

BART Hours of Operation                                                  
Monday through Friday 4:00 a.m. - Midnight
Saturday 6:00 a.m. - Midnight
Sunday 8:00 a.m. - Midnight
Last train from SFO to San Francisco departs at 11:45pm daily.

Taxi Service
Taxis depart from SFO at designated taxi zones located at the roadway center islands, on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level of all terminals. Uniformed taxi coordinators are stationed at the taxi zones from 7:00 am to 1:00 am to assist passengers with questions or concerns.

Ramp accessible taxis are available. Please contact the taxi coordinator to request a ramp accessible taxi, or phone *1191 from any airport courtesy phone.

Metered rates apply to all destinations and fares to downtown San Francisco will average between $40.00 and $60.00. Driving time from SFO airport to downtown San Francisco is approximately 25 minutes in non-rush hour traffic. Please note: rush hour traffic will increase both the cost of your taxi fare and the drive time.

There are many other forms of ground transportation offered from SFO to downtown San Francisco such as shared ride services, public transportation, and limo service to name a few. 

For more detailed information and prices on these and other ground transportation options from SFO to downtown San Francisco, click here.

Vehicle Rentals
Eight of the leading vehicle rental companies have offices at San Francisco International Airport: Alamo , Avis, Budget, Dollar , Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty

To access the Rental Car Center from the airport terminals, take the AirTrain Blue Line. AirTrain, SFO's fully automated people mover system, operates 24 hours every day and provides frequent service throughout SFO. AirTrain stations are located in all terminals, terminal parking garages, the Rental Car Center and SFO's BART station.

Association discount code: CDP#0042253 

For more information on accessing the San Francisco International Airport Rental Car Center, click here.


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