Plan Your Visit to Downtown Oakland

The Oakland Convention Center is located in the heart of Oakland and is easily accessible via plane, train, automobile…or ferry! Be sure to pack your sunglasses, as an average of 261 sunny days per year makes Oakland the "Sunny Side of the Bay." There is plenty to see and do once you arrive and Visit Oakland is a great place to start your planning.

View the information below to make sure your visit to Oakland, CA happens seamlessly.

Oakland Area Airports

Oakland International Airport (OAK) 9.7 Miles; 14 Minute Drive

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) 24.2 miles; 30 Minute Drive

San Jose International Airport (SJC) 38.8 miles; 40 Minute Drive

Getting Around Oakland & the Bay

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
The 12th Street BART Station is right outside our doors, connecting visitors to San Francisco, Berkeley, Walnut Creek and beyond. Riders can reach downtown San Francisco from the convention center in just 12 minutes. To learn more about BART, visit the BART User Guide.

San Francisco Bay Ferry
The ferry is one of the most scenic ways to travel through the Bay Area. Departing from Jack London Square, the San Francisco Bay Ferry can transport visitors to Angel Island, AT&T Park, downtown San Francisco and more. View additional ferry information at

AC Transit
AC Transit is available for transport within Oakland as well as transbay bus connections to San Francisco. All AC Transit busses feature bike racks for those looking to take their bikes across the bay or into the Oakland hills.

Free Broadway Shuttle
For transportation to Jack London Square, the Ferry Terminal, Lake Merritt, and more, the "Free B" is available 7 days a week. Shuttle run every 10 to 15 minutes and picks up right outside the Oakland Convention Center. For a full schedule and map, visit the Broadway Shuttle Page.


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