Plan your travel and transportation carefully to save money while you're in San Antonio. Below are details about various methods of transportation to the convention center, as well as parking information.
The San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is approximately 8.5 miles from the downtown business district with a travel time of approximately 15 minutes by car. For more information, visit www.sanantonio.gov/SAT.
Ground Transportation from the Airport to the Convention Center by Taxi
Traveling with a friend - two to six ride for the price of one. Approximate fares, based on traffic, not including tips, to the downtown business district from the airport range from $25-$29.
Ground Transportation from the Airport to the Convention Center by Airport Shuttle
Super Shuttle is San Antonio International Airport's authorized and single shared-ride shuttle service. Book your trip in advance to get the NCTM discount of $17 one-way or $30 round-trip. Shuttles depart from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. daily to downtown hotels every 15 minutes. Look for the Shuttle Service kiosks in both terminals near baggage claim.
Public Transportation from the Airport to the Convention Center
VIA Metropolitan Transit is San Antonio's public transportation agency offering service throughout the city including streetcar service within the downtown area.
To get downtown from the airport:
- Go to the Lower Roadway (Arrivals/Baggage Level in Terminal A and B), across the marked crosswalk to the outer curb.
- VIA's stop will be located on the far West end of Terminal B, clearly marked.
- You will catch VIA bus route 5, which operates everyday, and can get to beautiful downtown San Antonio in about 30 minutes for only $1.30.
Once in the downtown area, VIA's streetcar service offers stops to or near most hotels, restaurants, the convention center and many visitors hot spots.
For added convenience, VIA offers $2.75 Day Pass for purchase online and in advance of your trip. A Day Pass is good for unlimited rides on all regular bus and streetcar service for the one day indicated on the pass. The Day Pass will be activated the first time boarding the bus or streetcar.
For more details, visit www.viainfo.net
Parking at the Convention Center and Hotels
The City of San Antonio has launched the downtown parking locator app provided by Pango Mobile Parking. This FREE parking locator app helps motorists find parking using their smartphone's location. The app includes parking rates and current availability for all downtown parking locations. The app is available for iOS and Android devices and is free and secure. Download the Pango Parking app from your mobile app store or by visiting www.myPango.com.
Please check directly with your hotel for rates and information on parking in your hotel's garage or lot.