Getting Around

Public Transportation

Airport Transportation
Go Green from SFO and OAK for MacIT
BART has direct service from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK). That’s why BART is the most convenient, inexpensive and eco-friendly way to get to and from the airports to your San Francisco hotel for MacIT.

In 2009 Macworld was proud to recommend BART as the primary Sustainable transfer at SFO and OAK. This year we recommend that you Go Green by purchasing your round-trip (RT) BART SFO ticket voucher from the BART MacIT link below. When you do you’ll save 44 pounds of emissions from entering the atmosphere. Buy your BART ticket voucher today. Let’s all help sustain the local community that’s hosted Macworld for over twenty five years!

BART is providing MacIT attendees with a quick and easy way to get your round-trip transfer tickets from SFO to our conference hotels. If you’re arriving at SFO click on the special MacIT link below to get a RT transfer voucher for only $18.50. Then print the voucher, take it with you and exchange it at SFO for a BART ticket. It’s that easy. Purchase your SFO transfer today!

Instructions for exchanging your voucher for a BART ticket are included on the voucher.

Go to the AirBART shuttle stop on the traffic island and take the AirBART bus. Deposit $3.00 in the AirBART fare box when you board. If you don’t have a ticket you can purchase a round-trip ticket at the Coliseum station for $7.70. Proceed upstairs and take a San Francisco, Daly City or SFO bound train. It usually takes 45 minutes to take the AirBART shuttle and BART to San Francisco.

BART Stations exits for MacIT Conference hotels:

Powell St. Station
InterContinental San Francisco, Grand Hyatt San Francisco, Handlery Union Square, Hilton San Francisco, Hotel Nikko San Francisco, Hotel Palomar, Hotel Serrano, King George Hotel, Powell Hotel, San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Mosser Hotel, The Pickwick Hotel, Westin St. Francis

Montgomery St Station
Westin San Francisco Market Street, W Hotel, Courtyard San Francisco

For a detailed map with directions to your hotel from these BART stations click here [pdf].


SuperShuttle, the official car and transportation service of MacIT, is offering discounts to attendees. Ride SuperShuttle and save $3 off from/to SFO or $4 off from/to OAK airport, and $3 off each way on Shared Ride, and $7 off each way on Exclusive Blue Van or ExecuCar service! Ride SuperShuttle to and from San Jose airport and receive $10 off Shuttles and E Car service.

To receive your discount:

  • Make your reservation online.
  • Provide the requested information, including roundtrip service, your name, flight details (to and from the airport), and your local contact phone number.
  • Select Airport (as listed above) from the drop-down listing of airports.
  • Provide a credit card for payment.
  • Print your confirmation page (or you can e-mail it to yourself).
  • Or book by phone at 1-800-258-3826 – you must provide the discount code CGK4F.

Note: You do not need an advance reservation to ride SuperShuttle, but without a reservation you will pay the full fare on the van.


GottaPark, the official parking service of MacIT, is offering parking discounts to attendees.

Instead of circling the block looking for parking or paying high hotel parking rates, reserve a guaranteed parking spot ahead of time through GottaPark and save with our low parking rates. MacIT attendees get an additional 10% off by using the promotional code: macit2013.

GottaPark is a San Francisco-based company aimed at simplifying the parking experience by providing affordable, reservable parking spaces online. They have over 15,000 spaces all over the city for guaranteed reservation.

Click on the link here.

  • Enter where and when you need to park
  • Compare prices and descriptions to find the right spot for you
  • Enter your payment details and discount code: macit2013
  • Complete reservation and print receipt to bring with you
  • Your guaranteed spot will be waiting for you!

Car Rental

Dollar offers additional discount of 10% off the already low internet rates. Click on the logo link and start to save. Use CD#CM0671 online or call 1-800-800-4000 to book. Participating Locations: SFO International, San Jose Airport, Oakland Airport, Downtown SF (O’Farrell Street), Fisherman’s Wharf, Sacramento Airport & Fresno, Ca.

Hertz car rental offers discounts up to 20% off the applicable rental rates when reservations are made in conjunction with United Airlines air reservations. To receive this, use Hertz discount number CV02R300006 while booking online at or you can call Hertz directly at 1-888-444-1074. Please make sure you reference your United MeetingsPlus discount number CV02R300006.

Avis and Budget car rental discounts.  To receive this, use Avis discount number D010080 booking online at or you can call directly at 1-800-331-1600.

Driving Directions

North on Interstate 101:
Take 80 East to the 4th Street exit. Take a left on Bryant Street, a left on Third Street and a left on Howard Street. Moscone Center is located at Fourth and Howard streets.

Via the Bay Bridge:
Take the Fremont Street exit to Howard Street and turn left on Howard. Moscone Center is located at Fourth and Howard streets.

Via the Golden Gate Bridge:
Take the Lombard Street exit to Van Ness Avenue. Turn right on Van Ness. Travel south to Grove Street; . this will be approximately two miles. Turn left on Grove Street. Continue to Market Street. Cross Market Street and travel south on 8th Street to Folsom. Turn left on Folsom, left on Third and left on Howard. Moscone Center is located at Fourth and Howard streets.

From the Airports

Directions from San Francisco International Airport:
The BART station is located in the SFO International (Intl) Terminal. Getting to BART is easy. From terminal Three (3), it's a five minute walk through to BART and a 10 minute walk from Terminal One (1). You can also take Airtrain from the terminals directly to the BART station. International passengers should turn right upon leaving the customs area and follow the signs to the escalator going up to the BART station. The fare is $5.15 one way and the average trip is about 30 minutes to the Powell Street station, which is the closest station to Union Square hotels. The Montgomery Street station is the closest station to Moscone Center and surrounding hotels. The Embarcadero station is in the financial district.

Directions from Oakland Airport:
Procced to the AirBART stop on the traffic island and take the AirBART shuttle to the Coliseum station. Upon boarding deposit $2 in the AirBART shuttle fare box. Purchase your San Francisco BART ticket ($3.15 one way) upon entering the station. Proceed upstairs and take a San Francisco bound train. The average trip takes about 30 minutes to the Powell Street exit, which is closest station to Union Square hotels. The Montgomery Street station is the closest station to Moscone Center and surrounding hotels. The Embarcadero station is in the Financial District.