Travel and Logistics

Everything You Need to Know About Your Trip

Check out the links to hotels, air travel discounts, airport transportation, public transportation options in and around San Francisco, and more.

Hotel Shuttle Information

MySQL Connect provides convenient, complimentary shuttle service to Moscone Center from many official Oracle OpenWorld hotels. Please see the sign in your hotel lobby for any changes or updates.

Restaurant Options

With thousands of conference attendees in San Francisco it can be challenging to find a great place to eat. Oracle has made arrangements with OpenTable to bring you a website that lists more than a 1000 San Francisco-area restaurants at which you can make reservations. Of course, the sooner you make your reservations, the better your chance of getting what you want during this super-charged week in the city.

Take me to OpenTable.

Hotel Information

For MySQL Connect Housing information, visit the Housing page.

Airline Discounts

Take advantage of this year’s flight savings. The following airlines offer special discounts to MySQL Connect attendees flying in to San Francisco/Bay Area airports from both domestic and international locations:

Airport Transportation Options

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)


Monday through Friday (4:00 a.m.–Midnight)
Saturday (6:00 a.m.–Midnight)
Sunday (8:00 a.m.–Midnight)

On weekdays, trains run every 15 minutes. On nights and weekends, trains run every 20 minutes. In some cases, service extends past midnight. Check schedules for details.

Sustainable Airport Transportation

Oracle highly recommends taking public transportation to reduce your conference carbon footprint and help Oracle achieve its sustainability Green Meeting goals for MySQL Connect 2013. You can help by taking BART's direct service from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland International Airport (OAK). A round trip (RT) BART airport transfer reduces the conference’s carbon footprint by 20.4 pounds per passenger.

To support these sustainability efforts, BART has set up a booking site where conference attendees can purchase SFO to downtown San Francisco transfers. BART has also added a new multi-trip ticket for use by attendees staying in San Francisco-area hotels and using conference shuttles from their hotels to the BART Millbrae station. Please use this site to buy airport transfers and to include your trip information in the conference’s carbon reduction metrics.

BART/SFO San Francisco Transfers
BART is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to get to and from SFO to downtown San Francisco. BART trains depart every 15 to 20 minutes from the SFO International Terminal to four downtown San Francisco BART stations. These stations are within easy walking distance or only a short, low-cost taxi ride to your conference hotel. The BART RT transfer costs substantially less than an airport shuttle ($32) or taxi ($50). Plus, you can buy it now through the link below and avoid waiting in line to buy a ticket at the SFO station. Simply purchase the voucher, print it, take it with you, and exchange it at SFO for your BART ticket. To purchase your BART SFO transfer, click here.

MySQL Connect SFO-Area Hotels/Millbrae to San Francisco Multi-Ride Ticket

Ticket Type Your Price
Per Person $25.50

This ticket is for attendees staying in SFO-area hotels. Take the Oracle OpenWorld shuttle bus from your hotel to Millbrae to ride BART to the conference. Your BART ticket is good for three round-trip rides from the Millbrae station to San Francisco or six one-way rides. This voucher should be redeemed for your BART ticket when you arrive at SFO, before going to your hotel. Instructions for redeeming the voucher are included on the voucher. The voucher can be redeemed only at SFO. To purchase your BART Millbrae Multiride ticket, click here.

BART OAK (Oakland International Airport) Transfers

Attendees arriving at OAK and wishing to take BART to San Francisco should proceed to the AirBART shuttle stop on the traffic island and take the AirBART bus to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART station. Deposit $3.00 in the AirBART fare box when you board. If you don’t have a BART ticket, you can purchase a round-trip ticket at the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART station for $7.70. Proceed upstairs and take a San Francisco- or Daly City-bound train. The trip from OAK to San Francisco generally takes 45 minutes via the AirBART shuttle and BART. Advanced purchase is not available for OAK arrivals.

BART Station Exits for Oracle OpenWorld Downtown San Francisco Hotels

The hotels listed with each station are within 3 to 5 blocks of the station. (TR) designates a short taxi ride from the station to this hotel.

Civic Center Station
Americania Hotel, Good Hotel, Holiday Inn Civic Center, Holiday Inn Golden Gateway (TR), Hotel Kabuki (TR), Hotel Tomo (TR), Hotel Whitcomb

Powell St. Station
Chancellor Hotel, Clift Hotel, Executive Hotel Vintage Court, Four Seasons Hotel, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Handlery Hotel, Hilton Union Square, Hotel Abri, Hotel Adagio, Hotel Carlton, Hotel Diva, Hotel Fusion, Hotel Mark Twain, Hotel Metropolis, Hotel Monaco, Hotel Nikko, Hotel Palomar, Hotel Rex, Hotel Stratford on the Square, Hotel Triton, Hotel Union Square, Hotel Zetta, Huntington Hotel (TR), Mark Hopkins Hotel (TR), Intercontinental San Francisco, JW Marriott, Kensington Hotel, King George Hotel, Marines Memorial Club, Marriott Marquis San Francisco, Marriott Union Square, Mosser Hotel, Orchard Garden Hotel, Orchard Hotel, Parc 55 Hotel, Powell Hotel, Prescott Hotel, Ritz Carlton Hotel (TR), Serrano Hotel, Sir Francis Drake, St. Francis Hotel, Stanford Court Hotel (TR), Villa Florence

Montgomery St. Station
Galleria Park, Hilton Financial District (TR), Omni Hotel (TR), Palace Hotel, St. Regis, W San Francisco, Westin Market Street

Embarcadero St. Station —use this station for Fisherman’s Wharf hotels. Take the Drumm St. station escalator up to the Hyatt Regency Hotel taxi stand, located just outside the station.

Argonaut Hotel (TR), Harbor Court Hotel, Hilton Fisherman’s Wharf (TR), Holiday Inn Express Fisherman’s Wharf (TR), Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf (TR), Hotel Vitale, Hyatt @ Fisherman’s Wharf (TR), Hyatt Regency San Francisco, Le Meridien, Mandarin Oriental, Radisson Fisherman’s Wharf (TR), Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf (TR)

Additional BART Information

Most Oracle OpenWorld conference hotels are located within three blocks of a BART station. To find the closest BART downtown San Francisco station and directions to your hotel, click on the map link below.

SuperShuttle and ExecuCar

Oracle has teamed with SuperShuttle and ExecuCar to offer discounted rates for Oracle OpenWorld 2013 attendees on transportation between Oakland International Airport (OAK), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San Jose Mineta International Airport (SJC), and Oracle OpenWorld conference hotels. Click here for more details and to make your reservation. Once on the SuperShuttle home page:

  • Click the “Book Online” link
  • Choose the appropriate airport from the dropdown menu
  • Enter your first and last names
  • The Group/Discount Code (67BRY) will automatically populate
  • Click “Next” to view Oracle OpenWorld 2013 discounts and continue with your reservation

The direct link for ExecuCar is

Discount Code: 67BRY

Valid travel dates: September 15 through October 4, 2013

Note: The rates offered reflect this exclusive Oracle OpenWorld 2013 discount and include all taxes and bridge tolls, but do not include driver gratuity. Cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Public Transportation, Rideshares and Carshares

Public Transportation:

Rideshares (ride matching, carpools, vanpools):

Car Shares: Find a car to rent or share

Note: Oracle is not endorsing any specific service.