ASPRS 2012 Annual Conference

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Hotel & Travel

The following hotel and travel information will help you plan your trip to the ASPRS 2012 Annual Conference in Sacramento, California.  The Conference will take place in the heart of Sacramento at the Sacramento Convention Center with our host hotel being the Hyatt Regency Sacramento.  The Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is the closest airport to the Conference host hotel. For further transportation information, please see the bottom of this page.

For more information, see links below:

Hotel & Reservations

Hyatt Regency Hotel SacramentoThe Hyatt Regency Sacramento is located just across the street from the convention center and will serve as the Conference Host Hotel for the ASPRS 2012 Annual Conference.

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Travel

The Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is located within the city of Sacramento and is approximately 20 minutes from the Hyatt Regency Sacramento Hotel. The Sacramento International Airport is the most convenient and closest airport to the conference host hotel.  A second airport option is the San Francisco International Airport (SFO).  Located approximately two hours from the host hotel and accessible via train.  Travel to and from Sacramento is convenient and extending your stay is even more exciting!
Airport Options:

Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
Website: www.sacairports.org/int/
All major airlines and regional airlines fly into Sacramento.  You will need to arrange for transportation from the airport to the conference host hotel.  Ground transportation options may be found below.

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San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Website: www.flysfo.com
NOTE: San Francisco is approximately 2.5 hours from Sacramento.  Make appropriate travel arrangements.
All major domestic and international airlines fly into San Francisco.

Ground Transportation from Sacramento International Airport (SMF)

Rental Cars
All rental car companies at Sacramento International Airport are located at the central rental car terminal.  Take Rental Car Terminal Shuttle for convenient access to all on-airport rental car agencies.  Refer to the airport website for a list of car rental companies.  Advance reservations are advised.

Taxis
Taxis are located in the ground transportation area adjacent to the baggage claim area at Terminal A and across from the airport hotel in Terminal B.  The rates (as of June 2011) are:
  • $3 flag drop, $2.50 each additional mile
  • Fare to downtown Sacramento is approximately $40.00
  • Senior and military personnel are eligible for a 20% discount
SuperShuttle
SuperShuttle is the exclusive provider of on-call can service at the airport.  Pickup areas for passengers are located in the ground transportation are adjacent to baggage claim in Terminal A and at the center island curb in front of Terminal B.  Please call (800) 258-3826 for more information.  Fare is $13.00 one way.

Public Transportation
Yolobus offers daily public bus service to the airport and connection to Regional Transit.  Call (530) 666-2877 for schedules or more information.


Ground Transportation from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Rental Cars
All major rental companies are available at the Rental Car Center.  Advance reservations are advised.
Amtrak Train
1-800-USA-RAIL
Website: www.amtrak.com
(Service from San Francisco to Sacramento.) Book your ticket several days before you plan to travel.  The route to Sacramento is heavily traveled, so the earlier you reserve your ticket, the better.

There are no Amtrak train stations in San Francisco.  The Bay Area Rapid Transit, better known as BART, goes to Oakland and Emeryville, where Amtrak stations are located.  BART offers 43 stops in the San Francisco bay area.  You can easily catch a BART train to the Amtrak station.  

Take advantage of the California Rail Pass.  If you plan on travel to multiple destinations within the state, you can purchase a California Rail Pass, which give you unlimited travel on all California Amtrak trains and motor coaches.

You can book your train reservations on Amtrak’s website or by calling, information above.  Select the departing train station.  The train station in Emeryville is the closest Amtrak station to San Francisco Airport.  The Amtrak station in Sacramento is a short cab ride to the hotel and convention center.

City Info & Things To Do

Often called “a snapshot of Wild West history in a modern, world-class city”, Sacramento, California is a perfect destination for our conference!  Peacefully located in a leafy valley  of scenic rivers and canopies of trees, today’s Sacramento is a convergence of cosmopolitan life and gold rush history.

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