Ground Transportation

Our Convention headquarters, the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel, is approximately 10 miles or 30 minutes away from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and 20 miles or 40 minutes from the Oakland International Airport (OAK). A variety of transportation services are available at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and the Oakland International Airport (OAK), as there is no complimentary shuttle to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel from either airport.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Shuttle Service

The San Francisco International Airport offers a variety of shared ride shuttle services to and from the airport. These services are available on a walk-up basis, however passengers are advised to make reservations. Vans pick up passengers on the Departures/Ticketing Level from the roadway center islands in all terminals. Average shuttle fares from San Francisco International Airport to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel are $17+.

Taxi Service

Taxis are 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. A $2.00 exit surcharge is included in all San Francisco taxicab meter fares for rides originating from the San Francisco International Airport. Average taxi fares from the San Francisco International Airport to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel are $42+.

App Based Car Services

Smartphone app-based car ride services Lyft and Uber make getting to and from the airport easy. Fares are based on type of car, distance of trip, and area demand. Both applications will provide ride cost estimates prior to booking a ride.

Car Rental

There is a large selection of car rental companies available from the San Francisco International Airport. To access the Rental Car Center from the airport terminals, take the AirTrain Blue Line. Contact MacNair Travel for special rates at 202.640.5831 or by e-mail at dmackanick@macnairtravel.com.

Public Transportation

The BART Rapid Rail operates service to San Francisco directly from the San Francisco International Airport. BART is easily accessed from any terminal by riding SFO's AirTrain to the Garage G/BART Station Stop. Tickets can be purchased at the San Francisco International Airport BART Station upon arrival or in advance by purchasing a BART voucher. The Hilton San Francisco Union Square is located a few blocks from the BART Powell Street Station. Average rail fare from San Francisco International Airport to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel is $8.95.

Please Note: The BART weekday schedule is 5:00 AM to 11:53 PM, Saturdays 6:30 AM to 11:53 PM, and Sundays at 8:00 AM to 11:53 PM.

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Shuttle Service

The Oakland International Airport offers a variety of shared ride shuttle services to and from the airport. These services are available on a walk-up basis, however passengers are advised to make reservations. Vans pick up passengers on the Baggage Claim/Passenger Pick-Up Level of all terminals. Those passengers without reservations will board shuttles from Island 2, Stations G or C. Those passengers with reservations will board shuttles from Island 3, Stations E or F. Average shuttle fares from Oakland International Airport to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel are $27+.

Taxi Service

Taxis are located on the Baggage Claim/Passenger Pick-Up Level of all terminals. When exiting Terminal 1 utilize the doors across from baggage claim carousel 4 and utilize the main exit doors when departing from Terminal 2 to access taxi cabs easily. Average taxi fares from the Oakland International Airport to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel are $60+.

App Based Car Services

Smartphone app-based car ride services Lyft and Uber make getting to and from the airport easy. Fares are based on type of car, distance of trip, and area demand. Both applications will provide ride cost estimates prior to booking a ride. Passengers can access their app-based car ride pick-up on the Baggage Claim/Passenger Pick-Up Level of all terminals utilizing Island 2, Station E.

Car Rental

There is a large selection of car rental companies available from the Oakland International Airport. To access the Rental Car Center from the airport terminals, take the Rental Car Shuttle from the Baggage Claim/Passenger Pick-Up Level upon exiting the airport. Contact MacNair Travel for special rates at 202.640.5831 or by e-mail at dmackanick@macnairtravel.com.

Public Transportation

The BART Rapid Rail operates service to San Francisco directly from the Oakland International Airport. BART is easily accessed from any terminal, as the BART Station is located just across from the Terminal 1 Baggage Claim Level and a short walk from Terminal 2 Baggage Claim exits. Tickets can be purchased at the Oakland International Airport BART Station upon arrival or in advance by purchasing a BART voucher. The Hilton San Francisco Union Square is located a few blocks from the BART Powell Street Station. Average rail fare from Oakland International Airport to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel is $10.20.

Please Note: The BART weekday schedule is 5:00 AM to 11:53 PM, Saturdays 6:30 AM to 11:53 PM, and Sundays at 8:00 AM to 11:53 PM.

Ground Transportation in Downtown San Francisco

  • Cabs are plentiful in downtown San Francisco to get you to and from Convention activities as well as all the sights the City by the Bay has to offer.
  • San Francisco's public transportation system is operated by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and is nicknamed the "Muni". The transit system offers subway, bus, cable car, and ferry service throughout the Greater San Francisco area. For more information and pricing, please click here
  • Broader regional service is offered by Bay Area Regional Transportation (BART) and provides easy access to the East Side of the Bay including Oakland and Oakland International Airport.