2020 National Planning Conference

Hotel & Travel Information

San Francisco awaits you. Here is all the information you need to reserve lodging at an APA conference hotel and get to the conference center.

Conference Hotels

APA has arranged discounts at four hotels in San Francisco. Discounted rates are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so book your room early!

Hotel Single/Double
Headquarters Hotel
1. San Francisco Marriott Marquis SOLD OUT
780 Mission St
2. Hilton San Francisco Union Square SOLD OUT
333 O'Farrell St
3. Park Central Hotel San Francisco SOLD OUT
50 3rd St
4. Parc 55 San Francisco – a Hilton Hotel SOLD OUT
55 Cyril Magnin St


Rates above do not include state and local taxes, currently 16.445 percent plus individual nightly fees or occupancy tax that varies for each hotel. All reservations require a credit card guarantee. When you call the reservation number, be sure to identify yourself as an APA conference attendee to ensure you receive our discounted rate and APA receives credit for your stay. Make any changes or cancel directly with your hotel. Hotel cancellation policies vary.

Getting to Moscone West

The website for Moscone West (800 Howard St.) has directions and parking information.

By Plane

San Francisco is served by San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Oakland International Airport (OAK), and San Jose International Airport (SJC). Approximate distances from Moscone West are: SFO – 12 miles; OAK – 20 miles; and SJC – 45 miles.

Mass Transit Options

Information on mass transit options from the San Francisco International Airport can be found here. BART Rapid Rail, Caltrain, and SamTrans Public Bus Service operate from San Francisco Airport to downtown San Francisco.

Mass transit options from San Francisco International Airport

Mass transit options from Oakland International Airport

Mass transit options from San Jose International Airport

Take BART from SFO and OAK

BART direct service from SFO and OAK is fast and easy with lower fares than ride share companies. Plus, it gets you from SFO or OAK to downtown San Francisco in 30 minutes or 45 minutes respectively.

APA suggests taking BART airport service from SFO or OAK when you arrive and depart at either airport. BART has four downtown San Francisco BART stations conveniently located within walking distance to most downtown hotels. We also encourage local attendees to take BART because of its easy access to Moscone.

You can help APA achieve its sustainability goals by taking BART from SFO or OAK to your hotel in San Francisco. Taking BART prevents 20.2 lbs of carbon per round trip from entering the air.

Take BART from SFO and OAK to NPC19

Take BART from SFO to San Francisco
It's easy to get a round-trip (RT) BART SFO transfer to San Francisco when you fly into SFO. Buy a RT transfer voucher for only $21. Then print it, take it with you and exchange it at SFO for your BART ticket. This is the fast, easy, low cost way to get to downtown San Francisco.

Take BART from OAK to San Francisco
Getting to downtown San Francisco, Oakland or Berkeley from OAK is easy on BART. Just walk to the BART station across from Terminal 1 and board the train to the Coliseum station. When you arrive there, purchase a $21.90 RT ticket to San Francisco. The trip downtown takes 30-40 minutes. The ticket has enough value for your ride back to OAK.

BART Stations for APA 2018 hotels

Powell Station — Marriott Marquis Hotel (1/2 block from hotel), Hilton Union Square (2 blocks from hotel)
Montgomery Station — Park Central Hotel (1 block from hotel)

Buy a RT transfer voucher

BART SFO & OAK Airport Schedules

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Friday: 4:00 a.m.–11:53 p.m.
  • Saturday: 6:00 a.m.–11:53 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8:00 a.m.–11:53 p.m.*

BART SFO Airport Train Departures

  • Weekdays: Every 15 minutes.
  • Nights and Weekends: Every 20 minutes. Some trains run past midnight. Check schedules for details.

BART OAK Airport Train Schedule

OAK to Coliseum Station (transfer to BART train here)

  • Weekdays: 5:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.: every 6 minutes
  • Saturdays: 6:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.: every 6 minutes
  • Sundays: 8:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.: every 6 minutes
  • Late Nights: 11:00 p.m.– 1:15 p.m. every 20 minutes to limited BART train connections. Alternative plans recommended

* Final train to San Francisco each night

Travel Discounts

APA has partnered with American Airlines, United Airlines, and Hertz for group discounts. For the benefit of our conference attendees, a discount is available and valid a few days before and after the National Planning Conference, depending on carrier. To take advantage of these special discounted fares, call or make reservations directly through their respective websites listed below. Discounts do not apply to certain restricted fares and exclude sale fare inventories.

Carrier Phone Number Website Discount Code
American Airlines* 1 (800) 433-7300 www.aa.com 4149DH
United Airlines 1-800-426-1122 www.united.com/meetingtravel ZG4G498152
Hertz Car Rental 1 (800) 654-3131 www.hertz.com/rentacar/ CV022Q9247

*When using the American Airlines code, please walk through the entire reservation process and enter the discount code in the "promotional code" field at checkout.