Skip To The Main Content

​Ground Transportation

Easy transportation options are available to take you around San Francisco. Here are a few options for your convenience.

2019 ADA Annual Meeting - Sustainable BART Transportation

BART Sustainable Transportation from San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK) International Airports

Take BART from SFO and OAK

BART direct service from SFO and OAK is fast and easy with lower fares then ride share companies. Plus, it gets you from SFO or OAK to downtown San Francisco in 30 to 40 minutes.

The ADA highly recommends taking BART airport service from SFO or OAK when you arrive and depart at either airport. BART has three downtown San Francisco stations that are a short walk from the ADA conference hotels.

You can help the ADA achieve its sustainability goals by taking BART from SFO or OAK to your hotel in San Francisco. Take BART OAK or SFO and keep 20.2 lbs of carbon per round trip out of the air.

SFO Airport Transit Fare Comparison*

BART is the fast, easy, low cost way to get to downtown San Francisco.

SFO/OAK BART Round Trip (30-40 minutes) - *SFO $21.00; OAK $21.90

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 SFO only ticket voucher round trip cost

Take BART from SFO to San Francisco

It’s easy to get a round-trip (RT) BART SFO transfer to San Francisco when you fly into SFO. Just go to this site and buy a RT BART ticket 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.  

Take BART from OAK to San Francisco

Getting to ADA hotels in San Francisco from OAK is easy on BART. Just walk to the BART station across from Terminal 1 and board the train to the Coliseum station. When you arrive there, buy a $21.90 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 San Francisco station closest to your hotel. 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 trip downtown takes 30-40 minutes. The ticket has enough value for your ride back to OAK. See the BART hotel map for the closest station to your hotel

OAK Non BART transit fare comparisons are higher

Getting from BART Stations to 2019 ADA conference hotels (walking distance blocks)

Powell Station, 4th & Market – ADA hotels near Union Square: Marriott Marquis (1) Hilton Union Square (2); Intercontinental (2); Westin St. Francis (3 blocks); Grand Hyatt (4 blocks)

Montgomery Station, 3rd & Market – ADA hotels near Moscone North and South Sheraton Palace (0), W Hotel (2), Courtyard by Marriott (3)

Embarcadero Station – Hyatt Regency San Francisco (0) Taxi’s or TNC’s to Fisherman’s Wharf hotels and exit to the Ferry Building and the Embarcadero Center

BART SFO & OAK Airport Schedules

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Hours of Operation

• Monday through Friday (4:00 a.m. – 11:53 p.m.)

• Saturday (6:00 a.m. – 11:53 p.m.)

• Sunday (8:00 a.m. – 11:53 p.m.**)

BART SFO Airport Train Departures

• Weekdays – every 15 minutes.

• Nights and weekends – every 20 minutes. Some trains run past midnight. Check schedules for details.

BART OAK Airport Train Schedule

OAK to Coliseum Station (transfer to BART train here)

Weekdays: 5 am – 11 pm: every 6 minutes

Saturdays: 6 am – 11 pm: every 6 minutes

Sundays: 8 am – 11 pm: every 6 minutes

Late Nights: 11 pm – 1:15 am every 20 minutes to limited BART train connections. Alternative plans recommended

** Final train to San Francisco each night

View BART/Hotel Map

ADA Downtown Hotel Map for your ADA hotel location.

Need help planning a BART trip? Call the BART Transit Information Center at +1.510.465.2278. Staff are available Monday-Friday 8am-6pm PT, excluding most U.S. holidays. Trip planning tools are also available at

Car Rental

Explore the many possibilities of San Francisco and surrounding areas!  Car rental services are available at ADA discounts from Alamo Rent a Car®, Enterprise Rent-A-Car®, and National Car Rental®. The least expensive rates are usually available online. All three companies have locations throughout the San Francisco area, including the airport and near the convention center and ADA official hotels.

Airport Shuttle

ADA FDI 2019 attendees can enjoy discounts on shared rides from SuperShuttle. Enter Group Code RNUM8 to receive 10% off one person's fare only, or 10% off ExecuCar Sedan & SUV service.