Special Airfare Discounts
SOT has established discounted rates through American Airlines originating in the United States and Canada. Be sure to use the reference numbers when making your reservations. You may purchase your ticket online, call the airline directly using the toll free numbers, or provide your travel agent with the reference/discount numbers listed below to receive the discount.
800.433.1790 | www.aa.com | Discount Code: 8932AX
American Airlines is offering a 7 percent discount off the lowest applicable fare for attendees traveling to San Francisco for the SOT Annual Meeting. The discount is valid March 7–19, 2012. You may book your ticket at www.aa.com (no service fee applies) and under the promotion code type 8932AX to receive the discount. You may also book your reservation by calling the AA Meeting Services Desk at 800.433.1790, however a service fee per ticket will apply. International attendees please contact the local AA reservations office and give them the code 8932AX.
800.328.1111 | www.delta.com | Discount Code: NM7UV
Delta Airlines is offering a 2–10 percent discount off full/non-restricted fares to San Francisco from the US/Canada The discount is valid March 8–18, 2012. You may make reservations by calling the Meeting Services Desk at 800.328.1111 from anywhere in the United States or Canada and refer to the discount code NM7UV. Delta does not charge a reservation service fee. No discount applies if you book your ticket on-line at www.delta.com.
SOT Travel Agent—Carlson Wagonlit
Carlson Wagonlit is the official travel management firm for SOT’s 51st Annual Meeting. To take advantage of their services and savings, call toll-free 800.669.6024 Monday through Friday, 9:00 am–5:30 pm (EST) ask to speak to anyone on our SOT dedicated team or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. To obtain the maximum discounted fares, call at least 60 days prior to departure. Discounted fares are still obtainable up to 14 days in advance. Please note that Carlson Wagonlit charges a $42 service fee per ticket.
Before calling Carlson Wagonlit, please gather the following information:
- The desired dates of arrival to and departure from San Francisco, California
- Your home city or originating airport
- Your approximate time of departure from the originating airport
- The number of persons traveling (adults/children)
- Your method of payment, either credit card or check
- Your airline frequent flyer number(s)
- Your name as it appears on your ID and your date of birth
Identify yourself as a Society of Toxicology attendee. Carlson Wagonlit will find the best fare for you and email you an itinerary.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is located in San Francisco, California 13 miles south of San Francisco, near the junction of Highways 101 and 380. The airport offers non-stop links with more than 31 international points on 30 international carriers. The Bay Area’s largest airport connects non-stop with more than 71 cities in the US on 18 domestic airlines. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details on shopping, dining, cultural exhibitions, ground transportation, and more, visit www.flysfo.com. SFO was voted “North America’s Best Airport” by passengers for its outstanding customer service and amenities.
SFO’s International Terminal at 2.5 million-square-feet is equivalent to the size of 35 football fields and is the largest in the United States.
Taxicabs: Depart from designated taxi zones located at the roadway center islands, on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level of all terminals.
Uniformed taxi coordinators are stationed at the taxi zones from 7:00 am to 1:00 am to assist passengers with questions or concerns.
Ramp accessible taxis are available. Please contact the taxi coordinator to request a ramp accessible taxi, or phone *1191 from any airport courtesy phone.
Approximate fares to San Francisco Downtown are $37.00 one way. Metered rates apply to all destinations and most cab companies accept credit cards as a form of payment. A $2.00 exit surcharge is included in all San Francisco taxicab meter fares for rides originating from San Francisco International Airport. By sharing a ride, up to 5 persons can ride for the price of one person.
BART Rapid Rail: BART is the fast, easy, inexpensive way to get to San Francisco and around the Bay Area. Trains arrive at the SFO International Terminal every 15 minutes and it takes just 30 minutes to downtown San Francisco. A one-way ticket from SFO to downtown is $8.10; find fares from the airport to any station by using the QuickPlanner.
The BART station at SFO is located in the International Terminal. It’s a short walk from United Airlines in Terminal 3 and a slightly longer walk from Terminal 1. You can also take the free AirTrain from both terminals directly to the BART station. Just follow the signs to AirTrain and board the Red Line train. When you arrive, take the escalator down to the departures level and walk straight ahead to the BART station. Terminals 1, 2, and 3 are approximately a one to three-minute AirTrain ride to the BART station.
International passengers should turn right when leaving customs, walk to the escalator and go up to the departures level. Walk straight ahead and turn left at the art exhibit and you'll see the station entrance.
To/From Downtown San Francisco
Board the Pittsburg/Bay Point train to one of four downtown San Francisco stations that are an easy walk or short cab ride to most San Francisco hotels. BART shares these stations with San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MUNI) which can also take you throughout the City.
Civic Center—Exit for Upper Market, Van Ness, the Castro, and Civic Center districts. Take the Market/7th Street exit for the Renoir Hotel.
Powell Street—Use the Hallidie Plaza exit for the Intercontinental, Parc 55, Hilton, Nikko, and Union Square hotels. Use the 4th Street exit for the Marriott and Moscone West.
Montgomery Street—Financial District and Moscone North/South. Use the Market/3rd Street exit for Moscone Center, W Hotel, Westin, The Palace, and Financial District and South of Market (SOMA) hotels.
Getting Back to San Francisco International Airport
Take any SFO-bound train from any downtown BART station. If you are going to SFO from another city it may be necessary to transfer to the SFO bound train, which originates on the Pittsburg/Bay Point line. Check the BART System Map for transfer points.
Upon arriving at SFO, take the AirTrain Red Line from BART to Terminal 1, 2, or 3 for domestic flights. You can also walk to Terminal 1 or 3 in 5 to 10 minutes. International terminal passengers should exit the train and walk to the front of the station. The international flight check-in counters are a very short walk from the BART station main entrance.
For more information about BART, visit their website.
SuperShuttle provides ground transportation service between the San Francisco Airport and all major hotels in the downtown area. SOT attendees can receive the following discounts by going to the SuperShuttle website. The SOT discount one-way cost is $15. The discount is valid online only with travel dates between March 1–18, 2012. You do not have to have an advance reservation to ride SuperShuttle, but without a reservation, you will pay the full fare at the ticket counter.
$2 off each way per passenger to/from SFO and Downtown San Francisco.
$3 off each way per passenger to/from Oakland (OAK) and Downtown San Francisco.
$4 off each way per passenger to/from San Jose (SJC) and Downtown San Francisco.
Exclusive Vans (accommodates up to nine passengers traveling together) or ExecuCar (town car up to four passengers)
$5 off each way per vehicle to/from SFO/OAK/SJC and Downtown San Francisco.
SOT Ride Share
SOT is offering a Ride Sharing Program in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. For those that live close enough to the San Francisco area or those that do not wish to fly, you may want to consider the Ride Share Program. Avoid airport hassles by driving and make it easier for other scientists to attend by sharing rides. Students especially appreciate ways to make the meeting even more economical.
Once you have registered for the Annual Meeting, you can access the Ride Sharing Program. You can indicate whether you want to drive or be a passenger, and then see a list of others who have signed up. It will be up to you to match your plans with someone else whom is registered, and then to remove your names when you have travel plans in place.
As a City-owned facility, the Moscone Center provides information according to the City’s traffic management philosophy which encourages the use of transit first. View the parking map to find a parking garage, or use the list below for reference. Please check with each location for cost information as it is subject to change.
San Francisco Parking Garages
Fifth and Mission Parking Garage
415.982.8522 Ext.18 | www.fifthandmission.com |
833 Mission Street
(between Fourth and Fifth streets, adjacent to Moscone West)
Hearst Parking Center
415.989.4000 | 45 Third Street
(entrance on Stevenson, 2 blocks from Moscone South/North)
Moscone Center Garage
415.777.2782 (garage) | 415.538.7888 (office) | 255 Third Street
(Folsom and Howard, across the street from Moscone South’s Esplanade Ballroom)
Paramount Valet Parking
415.341.1410 | 680 Mission Street
(separate entrance on Jessie Street, off Third, located 2 blocks from Moscone South and North
Museum Parc Garage
415.348.0304 | 300 Third Street
(entrance on Third and on Folsom streets)
Post Montgomery Center Garage
415.393.1500 | 161 Sutter Street
(turn onto Sutter Street from Montgomery)
415.982.7275 | 444 Stockton Street
(second entrance on Bush between Stockton and Grant)
Please check the SOT Hotel Block and Information PDF for valet parking rates for your hotel.
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