Dreamforce ’16 Resources: Getting to San Francisco from Area Airports, Badge Pickup, FAQ, Shopping Near Moscone Center

October 3, 2016 David B. Thomas

If you’re arriving in San Francisco this week for Dreamforce, welcome! Here are some tips to help you get to the city, and what to do when you get here.

Getting to San Francisco from SFO, OAK and SJC airports

Cabs are never easy to find in San Francisco (there’s a reason Uber and Lyft started here), but they do tend to mob SFO airport when Dreamforce flights are arriving. The fare to most downtown hotels should be around $50 from SFO, $60-70 from OAK and $200 from San Jose (SJC), according to info published by San Francisco Yellow Cab Cooperative.

Taking the BART subway train to and from SFO and OAK airports

Bay Area Rapid Transit runs the subways (you know, the underground, the metro) in the city. It’s convenient for downtown hotels and Moscone Center. BART gets crowded at rush hour, but not, say Tokyo crowded. San Francisco is a big city with big-city issues, so keep your eyes open on BART, and be careful riding alone at night. If you’re comfortable traveling by tube in London or New York, you’ll probably feel fine on BART.

Check out this page on the BART site to find out how to get to and from downtown San Francisco from SFO or OAK.

Taking public transit from San Francisco to San Jose (SJC) airport

You’ll have a bit longer trip, but lots of public transit options. Check out all the possibilities on the SJC airport public transportation page.

Lyft and Uber into the city

If you’ve never tried Lyft or Uber, this would be a great time to give them a test drive. Download the apps to your smartphone and you’ll figure out pretty soon why those of us who live here rely on them.

What exactly is MUNI?

San Francisco also has MUNI, which is an interesting hybrid of buses, trains and historic street cars (really) that connect to places BART doesn’t reach. MUNI can be a little confusing for new riders, but it can also be very convenient. Plus it’s nice to see things above ground when you’re in a new city. Find out more at the SFMTA website.

Where to Pick Up Your Dreamforce Badge, and When

Full Conference & Sponsor Registration Locations and Times:

Moscone West Lobby:
Monday, October 3 – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 4 – 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 5 – 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 6 – 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 7 – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Marriott Marquis Hotel:
Monday, October 3 – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 4 – 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 5 – 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Hilton Union Square Hotel:
Monday, October 3 – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 4 – 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Free Expo+ Badge Pick Up*

Moscone West Lobby:
Thursday, October 6 – 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 7 – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
*Thursday and Friday ONLY

Note: No Free Expo+ Pass badge pick up or access to Dreamforce Monday, October 3 through Wednesday, October 5.

Note: Dreamforce conference bag pick up will be located in Moscone North.

For more info, check out the Dreamforce 2016 FAQ page.

Where to buy a jacket if you’re cold

You’re cold, aren’t you? You didn’t read all those posts that said to wear layers, did you? You assumed you’d get some warm swag, right? San Francisco pickup line: “You must be a light jacket, because I want to keep you with me at all times.”

If you need a warm fabric hug, here are some clothing stores near Moscone Center (should open in Google Maps).

Need ibuprofen, gel insoles, breath mints or Alka Seltzer?

Sounds about right for Dreamforce. There are almost as many Walgreen’s in downtown San Francisco as there are Starbucks. Here’s a map of them.

And don’t forget to come visit Leadspace at Dreamforce!

We’ll be in the North Hall at Booth 2116. (Here’s how you can remember that: Leadspace is 100 years in the future).

Spigit B2B lead generation success with Leadspace predictive analytics.

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