Housing and Travel
San Francisco • April 13-16
Reserve your room early for NCTM's headquarters hotel – San Francisco Marriott Marquis – or the many NCTM official hotels near the Moscone Convention Center to secure your preferred room at the best possible rate.
Don’t forget to take advantage of these low rates to include your stay for the
NCTM Research Conference, April 11-12.
Beware of False and Fraudulent Housing Claims
Certain designated hotels will offer complimentary shuttle service from April 13-16 to Moscone for those attendees who book their hotel rooms through NCTM’s Housing Reservation Center. Some hotels are within walking distance of the convention center; therefore, shuttle buses will not serve these hotels. With the very limited
hotel shuttle schedule, be sure to check out the
Bay Area Rapid Transit website or other means of getting around San Francisco.
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If you require wheelchair-accessible transportation on the shuttle, contact Kushner & Associates at least 14 days before the meeting at (310) 274-8819 ext. 211, or email
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Association Travel Concepts (ATC) can help you find the lowest airfare and car rental rates for getting to the NCTM Annual Meeting. ATC offers online booking 24/7, and its website offers helpful travel tools to get you where you need to go.
ATC representatives are available to assist you Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. eastern time. For reservations or more information, contact ATC:
Phone: (800) 458-9383 Fax: (858) 362-3153
Note: Some restrictions and a service fee may apply.
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Plan your travel and transportation carefully to save money while you’re in San Francisco. Below are details about various methods of transportation to the convention center, as well as parking information.
San Francisco is served by two international airports. San Francisco
International Airport (SFO) is the Bay Area's largest airport connecting nonstop with more than 78 cities in the U.S. For more information, visit
www.flysfo.com. Oakland International Airport (OAK) offers great access to San Francisco, East Bay, Silicon Valley and Napa/Sonoma. OAK is 25 minutes from San Francisco’s Financial District, 15 minutes from downtown Oakland, and 45 minutes to Silicon Valley, Napa and Sonoma. For more information, visit
Ground Transportation from the Airport to the Convention Center by Taxi
A taxi ride costs approximately $50.00 from SFO and about $65 from OAK to the Union Square area.
Ground Transportation from the Airport to the Convention Center by Airport Shuttle
SuperShuttle San Francisco is available 24 hours, seven days a week for door-to-door shuttle (shared ride or private) servicing SFO and OAK. Book your ticket using
NCTM’s discount code to receive 10% off.
Public Transportation from the Airport to the Convention Center
BART’s (Bay Area Rapid Transit) direct service from SFO or OAK is the most convenient, inexpensive, and eco-friendly way to your downtown San Francisco hotel. Round trips on BART are about $17 less than shuttles, $41 less than Uber, and $80 less than taxis and keep 10 pounds of emissions from
entering the air per trip. BART is the car-free way to travel around and see the Bay Area too. Conveniently located stations are close to many of the Bay Area's most popular destinations. For more information on stations and schedules, visit
Take BART from SFO
If you’re flying into SFO it’s easy to get a round-trip (RT) SFO to San Francisco transfer. Just
buy a RT transfer voucher here for only $20 (subject to change). Then print the voucher, take it with you and exchange it at SFO for a BART ticket. Buy it before you leave so you don’t have to wait at the station to get a ticket. The voucher
includes instructions and directions to get your BART ticket when you arrive at
Take BART from OAK
Go to the new BART station across from Terminal 1 and board the train to the Coliseum station. When you arrive, purchase a RT ticket for $20.40 (subject to change). Exit the fare gate to the main train platform. Proceed down to the right side of the platform and take any San
Francisco bound train to the station closest to your hotel. The total trip to San Francisco takes 40 minutes.
Download a detailed map of BART stations and hotels »
Book your car rental using
NCTM's discount code for 15% off retail rates. Plan to extend your stay and explore all that Northern California has to offer.
Parking at the Convention Center and Hotels
There are several parking garages available around Moscone Center (rates and hours vary). For more information, visit
www.moscone.com/directions/parking.shtml. Please check directly with your hotel for rates and information on parking in your hotel’s garage or lot.
Are you driving to the NCTM Annual Meeting? Make trip planning easier by booking your
guaranteed parking spot with Parking Panda. Select the day(s) you are attending and compare prices and distance of many lots and garages near the Moscone Convention Center. Book now and your space at the chosen facility is 100% guaranteed! Exclusive offer, for first
time users: Enter promo code NCTM10 at checkout for 10% off your reservation.
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Extend Your 2016 Annual Meeting Experience!
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2016 Annual Meeting Resources