American Association of Feline Practitioners

Veterinary professionals passionate about the care of cats

Transportation and Parking

Transportation and Parking

Traveling to the Conference

Airport: San Francisco International Airport

  • Distance: 13.9 miles
  • Transportation to and from airport:
    • Estimated Taxi Fare: $45 - $70 one way; 27 minutes
    • BART Rapid Rail: $9.65; 28 minutes
      The BART station is located at the International Terminal – G. If you’re not in terminal G, you can take the free AirTrain from your terminal to terminal G. Trains depart 3-4 times an hour for San Francisco and other BART destinations. You will want to get off at the Powell Street BART Station. From there, it’s a 4-minute walk to either hotel (Hilton or Parc 55). For more information and to buy your ticket ahead of time, click here.
  • Airline Discounts Available: The AAFP has arranged for airfare discounts through United and Delta. The AAFP does not endorse utilizing these platforms or businesses, nor have any relationship with these airlines. At the time of the meeting, these were the only airlines that offer conference discounts and as a courtesy to our attendees, the AAFP has arranged for a discount code. The discount will vary based on itinerary, location, operator, and fare. Please email info@catvets.com for the discount code for both airlines.

Oakland International Airport

  • Distance: 20 miles; 35-45 minutes
  • Transportation to and from airport:
    • Estimated Taxi Fare: $65 - $80 one way; 35-45 minutes
    • BART Rapid Rail: $10.95; 29 minutes
      The BART station is located just across the street from the airport terminals. Take a quick 8-minute train ride from the Oakland International Airport to the Coliseum BART station, which has connecting service to all BART destinations. You will want to get off at the Powell Street BART Station. From there, it’s a 4-minute walk to either hotel (Hilton or Parc 55). For more information and to buy your ticket ahead of time, click here.
  • Airline Discounts Available: The AAFP has arranged for airfare discounts through United and Delta. The AAFP does not endorse utilizing these platforms or businesses, nor have any relationship with these airlines. At the time of the meeting, these were the only airlines that offer conference discounts and as a courtesy to our attendees, the AAFP has arranged for a discount code. The discount will vary based on itinerary, location, operator, and fare. Please email info@catvets.com for the discount code for both airlines.

Railway: Amtrak

  • Distance: 1.3 miles; 12 minute car ride; 25 minute walk

AAFP Attendee Parking Rates

Hotel Parking

  • Hilton - Self-parking: $62.70; Valet: $76.38
  • Parc 55 – No self-parking; Valet: $76.38

Street Parking

  • Street Parking is available in most areas of the city. Meters rates vary according to locations. Most metered spaces, located in high-demand areas, are $2-6 per hour. Click here for additional information about parking and rates.

Getting Around

Muni

  • Muni is San Francisco’s bus and metro system that runs throughout the city, operating buses, trains, cable cars and the F-line heritage streetcar. Muni buses remain above ground and on streets while Muni Metro runs on rails and sometimes go underground. Bus stops come in many forms: small bus shelters, yellow paint on street poles, and white paint on streets. Metro stops can be found on an island in the middle of the street and in underground stations.

Cable Cars and Street Cars

  • Cable cars and street cars are San Francisco’s historic public transit cars. Cable cars are located downtown and run on three lines: Powell-Hyde, Powell-Mason, and California Street. The F-Line streetcar runs up and down Market Street all the way to Fisherman’s Wharf.

For more information on all of the public transportation above, click here.