Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

The Second Life Community Convention 2011 will take place at The Oakland Marriott City Center from August 12 – 14, 2011. When making your travel plans, note that ticket prices for air fare and trains are likely to be cheaper the earlier you make your reservations. For your convenience, the location of the convention venue is:

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607 USA

There are many ways to travel to SLCC, see below for more information and we hope you have a terrific trip!


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Planes

There are two airports in close proximity to the Oakland Marriott City Center – San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and the Oakland International Airport (OAK).  You should check flight costs to both airports to see which flight will be cheaper, but in our experience, flights into San Francisco (SFO) seem generally cheaper than flights into Oakland (OAK).

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

The Oakland International Airport (OAK) is 8 miles from the Oakland Marriott City Center.  The hotel does not provide shuttle service, you will need to arrange your own transport. The hotel reports that the City Express Shuttle is about $28 one way and taxi fare from the OAK airport is approximately $40 one way.  See the BART information below for mass transit options from this airport.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 26 miles from the Oakland Marriott City Center.  The hotel does not provide shuttle service, you will need to arrange your own transport. The hotel reports that the Bayporter Shuttle Service is about $35 one way and taxi fare from the SFO airport is approximately $80 one way.  See the BART information below for mass transit options from this airport.

 

Buses/Subway – Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) website can help you locate the best route to the Oakland Marriott City Center by bus, subway, or commuter rail in Oakland.

  • The closest BART station is 170 feet from the hotel at the 12th Street Oakland City Center BART Station.
  • Typical bus fare varies, check out the BART fare calculator to estimate fare costs.

Trains – AmTrak

The closest AmTrak train station to the Oakland Marriott City Center is 2 miles away at the Oakland – Jack London Square (OKJ) station, located at 245 Second Street, Oakland CA 94607.

For more information or to purchase a train ticket, see the AmTrak website, which includes station hours, ticket information, baggage hours and more. For accessibility information call 1-800-USA-RAIL.

Automobiles – Driving Directions

To get driving directions, visit the Oakland Marriott City Center Driving Directions page.

 

Automobiles – Car Rentals

There are many rental car providers at both the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or the Oakland International Airport (OAK), but there is also a Hertz Car Rental on site at the Oakland Marriott City Center hotel.  Phone: 1-510-451-3807

 

Automobiles – Parking

Valet Parking

The Oakland Marriott City Center offers overnight valet parking for $33.00 per day.  Unlimited in/out privileges for valet parking.

Self Parking

The Oakland Marriott City Center offers overnight self-parking for $24.00 per day.  No in/out privileges for self-parking.

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