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Oakland, CA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 27
Total Sleeping Rooms 5,000
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 489
Committable Meeting Rooms* 36
Convention Center Space 64,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $161
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $69
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $216
*Maximum for a single hotel

Oakland, CA Airport Information

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Approximate taxi fare: $40.00 USD

California's fourth largest airport and the Bay Area's second largest, Oakland International Airport serves more than 11 million passengers each year, with nonstop service to 55 domestic and international destinations. The two-terminal airport is located about 20 minutes outside of downtown Oakland, and provides direct access to Bay Area Rapid Transit, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit, and Amtrak service.

Airlines serving Oakland International Airport:

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Allegiant
  • American Airlines
  • Azores Airlines
  • Boutique Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • jetBlue
  • Norwegian
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Volaris

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Set about 35 minutes outside of Oakland, the four-terminal San Francisco International Airport serves about 50 million passengers each year, making it the Bay Area's largest and busiest airport. The airport features such amenities as museum galleries, play areas, a reflection room, and yoga room, as well as a variety of bookstores, gift shops, boutiques, eateries, bars and cafes, many of which branches of local restaurants or shops. Passengers also enjoy direct access to Bay Area Rapid Transit, Caltrain, and SamTrans service. Groups of up to 250 can hold private events at the onsite San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum.

Airlines serving San Francisco International Airport:

  • Aer Lingus
  • AeroMexico
  • airberlin
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air France
  • Air India
  • Air New Zealand
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • ANA
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Avianca
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern
  • China Southern
  • Copa Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • Fiji Airways
  • Finnair
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • jetBlue
  • KLM
  • Korean Air
  • Lufthansa
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Qantas
  • SAS
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • Swiss International Air Lines
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin America
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Volaris
  • WestJet
  • WOW Air
  • XL Airways France

Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley about 50 minutes outside of Oakland, the two-terminal Mineta San Jose International Airport serves an average of 170 commercial and 50 general aviation departures daily, and about 11 million passengers each year. Airport amenities include about 50 shops and restaurants, as well as direct access to Bay Area Rapid Transit, Valley Transportation Authority, and Cal-train service.

Airlines serving Mineta San Jose International Airport:

  • AeroMexico
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Alaska Airlines
  • ANA
  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Frontier
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • jetBlue
  • Lufthansa
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Volaris

Oakland, CA Public Transportation

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

BART provides sustainable, all electric train service throughout the East Bay region. Passengers can ride BART from Oakland International Airport and San Francisco International Airport to Oakland. In addition to the Oakland International Airport station, BART operates through Oakland via the West Oak-land, 12th Street Oakland City Center, and 19th Street Oakland stations. BART runs daily and tickets are based on a mileage-based fare structure. Children ages 4 and under ride free.

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit (AC Transit)

The third largest public bus system in California, AC Transit serves 13 cities and provides frequent Transbay bus connections between Oakland and San Francisco, as well as service to Oakland International Airport and throughout Oakland itself. AC Transit runs daily. Single-ride, local service fare is $2.25 for adults and $1.10 for children, while a local service day pass is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. Transbay single-ride fare is $4.50 for adults and $2.20 for children. Children under age 5 ride free.

San Francisco Bay Ferry

Serving communities throughout the Bay Area with terminals in Oakland, San Francisco, Alameda, South San Francisco, and Alameda, the San Francisco Bay Ferry makes it easy for passengers to cross the bay and reach such destinations as AT&T Park, the Pier 39/Fisherman's Wharf Area, and Oakland's Jack London Square. Fares vary by destination.

The Broadway Shuttle

Coined the "Free B," Oakland's Broadway Shuttle offers free connections between BART, the San Francisco Bay Ferry, Amtrak, and downtown Oakland, running along Broadway from Jack London Square to 27th Street. The shuttle provides daytime service via the Orange Route and nighttime service via the Blue Route. Shuttles run Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, Orange Route buses run every 10 to 15 minutes and Blue Route buses run every 12 minutes.


Amtrak operates two locations in Oakland. The first, the Jack London Square station at 245 Second Street, connects with the Coast Starlight route, which runs daily between Los Angeles and Seattle; the San Joaquins route, which runs daily between the Bay Area and Bakersfield; and the Capitol Corridor route, which runs daily between Sacramento and the Bay Area. The Jack London Square station is open Monday through Friday from 4:15 am to 11:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm. Amtrak's Oakland Coliseum/Airport platform at 700 73rd Avenue connects to the Capitol Corridor line.


Oakland's Greyhound station, located at 2013 San Pablo Avenue, is open daily from 5:00 am to 1:30 am.

Rental Cars

San Francisco International Airport's Rental Car Center, accessed via the AirTrain people mover Blue Line, features counters for Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. Off-airport rental car agencies, which are served by free shuttle service from the SFO Rental Car Center, include Advantage, Airport Van Rental, EZ Rent a Car, Flightcar, RelayRides, Silvercar, and Sixt. The Rental Car Center at Oakland International Airport, accessed via rental car shuttle buses, features counters for Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Firefly, Fox, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. Mineta San Jose International Airport's Rental Car Center, located directly across from Terminal B and accessible by shuttle or crosswalks, features counters for Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt, Thrifty, and Zipcar.


Visitors traveling to downtown Oakland from Oakland International Airport should expect to pay approximately $38 in taxi fare, while those traveling from San Francisco International Airport should pay about $81 and from Mineta San Jose International Airport about $128.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
San Fran., CA 10 mi 20 min N/A N/A
San Jose, CA 40 mi 45 min N/A N/A
Seattle, WA 802 mi 12 hrs 1 hr 50 min USD $221+
San Diego, CA 490 mi 8 hr 6 min 1 hr 25 min USD $206+
Las Vegas, NV 557 mi 8 hr 15 min 1 hr 20 min USD $163+
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