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Airfare Discount
Airfare discounts for AACAP’s Pediatric Psychopharmacology Update Institute is available through Delta. Book your flight by contacting:

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Discount Code: NMP3C

Flying into San Francisco International Airport

Fly into San Francisco International Airport (also known as SFO). After you’ve picked up your luggage, look for signs for the free tram service, AirTrain. The AirTrain Red line takes passengers to all the terminals, garages and BART, while the blue line does all that plus the rental car center. Take either line to the Garage G and BART stop and hop on the BART train going towards Pittsburg/Baypoint. On a BART map, it’s signified as the yellow line.

BART costs are associated with how far stations are; the further away, the higher the fare price. At each machine in the station, there are price charts displaying costs to and from stations. Buy your ticket, pass through the gates by slipping your ticket through, and get to the boarding areas. Don’t worry If you run out of funds when you exit; you can always add more inside the station.

You can use this BART tool to navigate which stations are closest to your destinations. Keep in mind that all BART services close at Midnight and resume at 4:00 am on weekdays, 6:00 am on Saturdays, and 8:00 pm on Sundays.

Flying into Oakland International Airport

Fly into Oakland International Airport (also known as OAK). After you’ve picked up your luggage, look for BART signs. Taking BART from OAK is the convenient, fast, low-cost way to get to San Francisco, as well as other surrounding cities. The sleek, new automated people movers go from OAK to the Coliseum station where you take a train to your final destination. OAK trains depart every 5 minutes from 8:00AM–8:00PM daily. Service is less frequent at other times. Round trip BART fares from OAK to San Francisco ($20.10), downtown Oakland ($15.70) or other East Bay cities are less than half the cost of taxi’s or shuttles to the same destination. If you’re visiting friends or relatives we suggest taking BART and having them pick you up at a station in their area.


Amtrak offers a convenient and enjoyable way to get to San Francisco. The city is served via thruway bus connections at Emeryville. From the North, take the Coast Starlight from Seattle and Portland, or the Capitol Corridor from Sacramento. From the South, the Coast Starlight travels daily from Los Angeles, and the San Joaquin offers departures from Bakersfield and Fresno. From the East, the California Zephyr travels from Chicago and Denver daily. Ride in comfort with the convenience of amenities and picturesque scenery right outside your window as you explore what the Bay Area has to offer.


MUNI/San Francisco Municipal operates buses, trains, cable cars & the F-line heritage streetcar. The MUNI buses remain above ground while MUNI metro runs on rails and sometimes go underground. Bus stops come in many forms; small bus shelters, yellow paint on street poles, and white paint on streets. Metro stops can be found on an island in the middle of the street and stations. Using the Metro Map, find the nearest metro to your locations.

Tips: For all MUNI times and buses you can go online to or you can call 511. In addition to this there are also many different smartphone apps that provide maps, routes, and times.

Cable Cars

Cable Cars and street cars are San Francisco’s historical cars and run along cables that are affixed to the street. Cable Cars are located downtown and run on three lines; Powell-Hyde, Powell-Mason, and California St. The F-Line Street Car runs up and down Market St. all the way to Fisherman’s Wharf. For these you may pay the conductor on board or purchase tickets at multiple locations.

Ride Sharing

Uber and Lyft are car services operated by San Francisco locals. You must first download the app, register, and set-up a credit card payment system. With Lyft, you can request a private car service, or use the shared car service called “Lyft Line”. This is useful when travelling with another person because you get a shared discounted rate. Uber has a similar service called “Uber Pool” with rides running at a flat rate of $7. To use any of these services, set a pick-up location and end destination and within minutes, you will be matched with a driver. Make sure to communicate with your driver; call, text, or wave down their car.


As is customary in most U.S. Cities, visitors may hail a taxi directly or use a smart phone app.

Transportation Costs

If you are staying for more than one day, Visitor Passports and CityPASS are useful because they provide unlimited rides on Muni, Muni Metro, historic streetcars, and cable cars. There are multiple locations throughout the city where you may purchase tickets and day passes.

  • Single Ride MUNI Bus/train $2.25
  • Single Ride Cable Car Ticket $7.00
  • 1-Day Visitor Passport $17.00
  • 3-Day Visitor Passport $26.00
  • 7-Day Visitor Passport $35.00
  • Adult CityPASS $94.00
  • Children ages 5-11 CityPASS $69.00
  • BART costs vary by distance
  • Ride Sharing (like Uber and Lyft) is typically under $15 for most trips around the city
  • Taxi Cabs are typically under $20 for most trips around the city

Car Rental Discounts

Car rental discounts for AACAP’s Pediatric Psychopharmacology Update Institute are available through various agencies:

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Avis Worldwide Discount or AWD number: J995402

Kiosks available at San Francisco International Airport

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Budget Customer Discount or BCD number: U000218

Kiosks available at San Francisco International Airport

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Enterprise Account number: XZ07504

Kiosks available at San Francisco International Airport

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National Account number: XZ07504

Kiosks available at San Francisco International Airport

Tourism Information

For resources to help you plan other activities while in San Francisco, visit