CaGIS/ASPRS 2013 Specialty Conference

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San Antonio logoWe're so glad you are coming to San Antonio, Texas, for the CaGIS/ASPRS 2013 Specialty Conference! For your ease of travel, below is a list of transportation options serving the San Antonio area.

Air Travel

San Antonio International Airport provides commercial airline service for the South Texas region. More than 8 million passengers fly into and out of historic San Antonio each year, visiting more than 30 non-stop domestic and international destinations on over 13 airlines. 

  • San Antonio International Airport (SAT) - Suggested airport for conference attendees.
  • Distance to Hotel: 9.5 miles
  • Approximate Taxi Drive Time: 15 minutes

Ground Transportation

GO Airport Shuttle

GO Airport Shuttle is San Antonio International Airport's authorized and single shared- ride shuttle service. Shuttles depart from 7 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. daily to downtown hotels every 15 minutes. Passengers may purchase tickets at the airport's baggage claim area.

  • Ticket Rates
          $18.00 per person to downtown hotels or $34.00 for a round trip ticket.

PLEASE NOTE: There is currently a fuel surcharge of $1.25 each way. Service to other residential or commercial areas is available and rates vary by zone.

  • Make a reservation
          Book online and receive an additional discount.
          Major Credit cards are accepted.

Visit or call 210.281.9900 for additional information.

DISCOUNT Available: Discount of 15% for Visa card users. Click here for more information.


Taxi cabs are available at the lower level curbside, outside of baggage claim, at Terminal A & B. For assistance, please contact the Airport Volunteers (wearing yellow shirts and cowboy hats). Fare to San Antonio downtown areas are approximately $25 to $35 (U.S.) per taxicab. (Up to 6 may share a cab, if both luggage and passengers fit safely.)

For additional information, please click here for the San Antonio International Airport website.


VIA Metropolitan Transit - Public Transportation
VIA Metropolitan Transit is San Antonio's public transportation agency offering service throughout the city including streetcar service within the downtown area. To get downtown from the airport:

  • Go to the Lower Roadway (Arrivals/Baggage Level in Terminal A and B), across the marked crosswalk to the outer curb.
  • VIA's stop will be halfway between Terminals A & B, clearly marked.
  • You will catch VIA bus route 5, which operates everyday, and can get to beautiful downtown San Antonio in about 30 minutes for only $1.10.

Once in the downtown area, VIA's streetcar service offers stops to or near most hotels, restaurants, the convention center and many visitors hot spots.

For added convenience, VIA offers $4 Day Pass for purchase on online and in advance of your trip. A Day Pass is good for unlimited rides on all regular bus and streetcar service for the one day indicated on the pass. The Day Pass will be activated the first time boarding the bus or streetcar.

For more details, visit or call 1.866.362.2020.

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