Getting Around the Bay Area
The San Francisco Bay Area offers many different public transportation options. We recommend using 511.org
, a free one‐stop source for real-time information on all modes of transportation. There are three ways to use 511.org:
- Go to 511.org for an online trip planner
- Dial 511 on your phone
- Download the mobile app
511 will help plan your journey with accurate schedules, walking times, and multiple modes of transportation. You can plan:
Transportation from the Airport
- By BART Rail, Ferry, or Muni (light rail, bus, street car, and cable car)
- By foot
- By Bike: Find bike lane maps, safe bike routes, and bike parking locations
- By carpool Via the RideMatch program
- By car: Get traffic maps, driving times, parking locations and more
Greenbuild 2012 is proud to recommend BART as the primary Sustainable transfer at SFO and OAK. When you take BART you’ll save 20 pounds of emissions from entering the atmosphere. We also encourage local riders to take BART as well. Let’s all help sustain the local community that’s hosting Greenbuild 2012!SFO:
Get to downtown San Francisco in under 30 minutes via BART, the Bay Area’s regional subway line
Purchase a BART transfer in advance! Greenbuild attendees can book a round-trip (RT) BART transfers from SFO to San Francisco in advance through a private booking page. If you're arriving at SFO go to this page to purchase your SFO transfer voucher for only $18.50. The transfer includes one additional BART ride. Choose your ticket, buy it, print the voucher and exchange it for your ticket when you arrive at SFO, avoiding ticket lines in the station. The BART voucher desk is conveniently located just outside the SFO station entrance. See the voucher for directions.
To the BART station: The SFO BART Station is located in the International Terminal at SFO. It's a short walk to United Airlines in Terminal 3, but all domestic terminals (1, 2 & 3) are one to three minutes away on the AirTrain inner-airport people mover rail system.OAKLAND:
Board a Pittsburg/Bay Point train to one of four downtown San Francisco stations that are an easy walk or short cab ride to most San Francisco hotels. Civic Center (1st downtown stop), Powell/4th Street, Montgomery Street, Embarcadero (last downtown stop).
Detailed directions »
Get to downtown San Francisco in under 30 minutes via BART.
To the BART station: Take the AirBART shuttle, a 15 minute ride leaving every 10 minutes. Stops in front of Terminal 1 and 2 (Southwest Airlines). This will take you to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART Station on San Leandro Blvd. Or try a hired vanpool:http://www.supershuttle.com/http://www.airportshuttles.com/http://www.myairportshuttle.com/Use Public Transit to get to popular SF attractions »Download the 511 Mobile App:
Board a San Francisco/Daly City bound train. BART stops at four downtown San Francisco stations that are an easy walk or short cab ride to most San Francisco hotels: Embarcadero (1st downtown stop), Montgomery Street, Powell/4th Street, and Civic Center (Last downtown stop).
Detailed directions from Oakland International to downtown San Francisco »
The interactive map allows you to locate your route and view the stops along the way. It will also track your location via GPS to show where you are along your current route.Public Transportation Passes and Discounts
Use the many transportation pass options to make your San Francisco stay affordable and sustainable:Muni Passport:
Includes unlimited Muni bus and historic street car service, unlimited cable car rides and offers. CityPASS:
A seven day pass that includes all transportation benefits from the Muni Passport as well as Admission for one to each of the following attractions: California Academy of Sciences, Blue and Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Aquarium of the Bay, and the Exploratorium or de Young Museum and Legion of Honor on one day. Bicycle Parking and RentalsBicycle parking near Moscone Center:Complete list of SoMa bike parking information »Bicycle Rentals and Tours