Getting from the Airport

The closest airport is San Francisco International Airport (SFO).  The best way to get to Downtown San Francisco is through the Bay Area Rapid Transit, “BART”.  The ride is about half an hour long, but allow closer to an hour end-to-end to allow to buy tickets and wait for the next train to arrive.

For more information on how to use BART from the airport, please click here.

Getting Around San Francisco

BART

The Bay Area Rapid Transit is a subway system that connects the San Francisco Peninsula with Berkeley, Oakland, Fremont, Walnut Creek, Dublin/Pleasanton and other cities in the East Bay.

For more information on how to use BART, please click here.

BART System Map
BART Fare Calculator

Fare options include paper tickets or the Clipper Card.  For more information on fares, please click here.

MUNI

The Municipal Railway public transit is a network of fuel-efficient buses, light rail Metro trains, historic streetcars and iconic cable cars that cover all corners of the city.  It is affordable, safe, convenient and environmentally friendly.

Muni System Map

There are multiple ways to pay for a Muni fare.  In many cases, electronic and paper-free methods are encouraged and rewarded with lower fares.  Some paperless options include MuniMobile and the Clipper Card.

MuniMobile: The SFMTA (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency) official ticketing mobile app lets you buy tickets instantly through a credit or debit card or PayPal account.  

Other means to buying a Muni fare is cash or purchasing a paper ticket from a Metro Machine which can be found in all Muni Metro stations.  Exact change is required in both instances.

Muni Fares – Single Ride (Adult)
$2.50 – MuniMobile
$2.50 – Clipper Card
$3.00 – Cash
$3.00 – Metro Ticket Machine

RIDE SHARING APPS

Uber and Lyft are the most common ride-sharing apps used in San Francisco.  Both headquarters are located in the city. To use this app you must register and create an account linking a bank account as well as download the app onto your phone. 

BIKE SHARE STATIONS

Bay Wheels is the Bay Area’s premier bike share system sponsored by Ford.  It offers thousands of bikes and hundreds of stations in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, and San Jose.  To use this app you must register and create an account linking a bank account as well as download the app onto your phone. 

ELECTRIC SCOOTERS

Electric scooters have been brought to San Francisco as a new way to commute around the city.  There are a number of scooter companies available around the city and can be found by downloading their app onto your phone.  Check out Bird, HOPR, Jump, Lime, Lyft, OFO, Razor, Ridecell, Scoot, Skip, Spin and UScooters. Also, be mindful when riding these vehicles and remember safety first!

Getting to San Francisco State University

There are a number of ways to get to the conference venue at San Francisco State University from Downtown San Francisco.  Please plan your trip accordingly as all these options may take an hour of traveling to your destination.

From Downtown SF to the Conference

Option 1 – MUNI

The most direct way is to take the MUNI Metro Rail on the M-Ocean View train towards Balboa Park via SF State to the Stonestown / Lakeside / Winston stop.  From this stop, it will be about a 10 minute walk to the Student Life Events Center (Annex I).

For more information on using the MUNI Metro Rail, use the SFMTA trip planner and input your ending location as “Stonestown / Lakeside / Winston”.

Option 2 – BART

Another way to get to SFSU from Downtown SF is to take the BART train headed south toward SFO/Millbrae and exit at the Daly City Station.

Check out the BART system map here.
To plan your trip using the BART, please click here.

Once you are at the Daly City BART Station, there are a number of ways to reach SFSU.

From the Daly City BART Station to the Conference

If your public transit takes you to the Daly City BART Station, there are a number of ways to transfer to get to the conference.

Option 1 – SFSU Campus Shuttle

SFSU offers a free shuttle that connects Daly City BART Station to selected stops around campus.  Please keep in mind these shuttles are shared with students and may get crowded at the time you arrive.  Once on the shuttle, to get to the Student Life Events Center (Annex I), hop off at the Winston Drive stop.

For more information on the shuttle schedule, click here.

Option 2 – MUNI

From the Daly City BART Station, you may take the MUNI buses by taking the stop at Winston Dr & Lake Merced Blvd.

For more information on how to reach SFSU by using the MUNI Hybrid buses, please use the SFMTA trip planner.