TechCon 2012

Getting to Santa Clara

2012 SVC TechCon and Exhibit

Technical Program: April 30–May 3, 2012
Exhibit: May 1–2, 2012
Tutorial Courses: April 28–May 3, 2012

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 748-7000

www.santaclara.org

Important Information for International Travelers regarding Travel and Visas



Airport Service:  San Francisco Intl. Airport - SFO (www.flysfo.com) and Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport - SJC (www.sjc.org)

For assistance with ground transportation, look for the Information Booths inside each airport.

Shuttle Service:  Super Shuttle (800 BLUE-VAN (258-3826) or www.supershuttle.com)  Super Shuttle blue and yellow vans take you from the airport to your hotel and bring you back.  Super Shuttle is offering Discounted Rates to SVC TechCon participants for all prepaid reservations booked thru their website.  Visit http://www.supershuttle.com/Sales/TechCon2012.html or enter the SVC Discount Code: ZA929 when making your reservation online.  NOTE: The discount is only available for prepaid online reservations and cannot be combined with any other discount. Valid for travel dates between April 20 - May 8, 2012.

Taxi Service:  From Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport to Santa Clara - fares can range from $15.00 - $27.00.

Public Transportation
Caltrain - Caltrain is a commuter train along the peninsula from San Francisco to San Jose. It has stops at every city along the way.  Caltrain is currently operating seven days a week (800/660-4287, www.caltrain.com).  You can take Caltrain from San Francisco to Santa Clara. From San Francisco, take Caltrain south to the Santa Clara station. The Santa Clara station is located directly across from Santa Clara University.  To go to the Santa Clara Convention Center, you will have to transfer at Caltrain’s Mountain View station. At Caltrain’s Mountain View station, take the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Light Rail to Santa Clara’s Great America station.

Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
Bus service and light rail serving Santa Clara and the rest of Silicon Valley.  For information and fares, call 408/321-2300 or visit www.vta.org.

Light rail service is available from Mineta San Jose International Airport to the Santa Clara Convention Center.   Light rail is a medium-capacity electric powered transit system that runs on a track in the middle of existing streets in the cities of Santa Clara and San Jose.  The light rail stops in front of the Santa Clara Convention Center, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Hilton Santa Clara.

Rental Car Service:  San Francisco International Airport’s Rental Car Center allows travelers to pick up and drop off rental cars at one convenient, central location.  Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National and Thrifty car rental counters are located on the fourth floor of the SFO Rental Car Center.  Off-airport rental car agencies ACE Rent A Car and Payless are served by free shuttle service from the SFO Rental Car Center. Shuttles stop at the south curb of the Rental Car Center upon customer request.  To access the Rental Car Center from the airport terminals, take the AirTrain Blue Line. AirTrain, SFO’s fully automated people mover system, operates 24 hours every day and provides convenient and frequent service throughout SFO. AirTrain stations are located in all terminals, terminal parking garages, the Rental Car Center and SFO’s BART station.

Mineta San Jose International Airport has a clearly marked Rental Car Shuttle bus stop in each terminal.  Rental Car Shuttles provide regular transportation for customers to and from the terminals and the Rental Car Center.  Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, and Thrifty car rental counters are located at the SJC airport.  If you arrive after hours and find no service, please call 408/970-9623.

Driving to Santa Clara Convention Center and SVC Host Hotels

Click here for driving directions to the Santa Clara Convention Center and SVC host hotels.  Addresses for destinations in Santa Clara are listed below.

              
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
www.santaclara.org
                    
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

www.santaclara.hyatt.com


Hilton Santa Clara
4949 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
www.santaclara.hilton.com

Biltmore Hotel & Suites
2151 Laurelwood Rd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
www.hotelbiltmore.com





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