Getting Around2018-09-17T19:12:21+00:00

Getting Around

Arriving by Plane in Sacramento

Sacramento International Airport (SMF) was recently named fourth best airport in North America for customer service by Airports Council International (ACI). It offers 130 nonstop flights a day and is located 20 minutes from Downtown Sacramento hotels and attractions.

Shuttle Service

SETAC has negotiated discounted rates for SuperShuttle and ExecuCar transportation for our meeting attendees. In Sacramento, pickup areas for passengers are located in the ground transportation areas.

Follow this link to take advantage of the discount.

NOTE: Please update your browser if the above link does not work, or use Google Chrome.  Also, you can go directly to and enter the code CLGMD.

This discount does not apply to pre-existing reservations and cannot be applied retroactively. For special reservation questions call 1-800 BLUE VAN (800-258-3826) available 24/7. Please note, phone reservations may incur a $3 booking fee. For a complete list of airports served, visit

Taxi Service

On-demand taxi service is provided by the Sacramento Independent Taxi Owners Association (SITOA) by contract. This contract ensures the availability of cars and the quality of equipment and service provided. While several companies are members of the association, all cars are white, carry airport branding and are required to maintain levels of customer service and cleanliness.

Other taxi companies with an airport permit or agreement, including Uber, Lyft and Wingz, may drop off passengers at any time and pick up passengers with an advance reservation.

All taxis are located in the ground transportation area adjacent to the baggage claim area.

Sacramento Independent Taxi Owners Association
$3 flag drop, $2.50 for each additional mile
Rate to wait is $25 per hour
Round-trip between SMF and downtown Sacramento is $66.00.
Seniors and military personnel are eligible for a 20% discount

Airport Parking

SETAC has partnered with to offer attendees up to 20% off of parking at most major US airports using promo code SETAC. Attendees must reserve their airport parking at one of the available lots in advance. Off-site lots will have a complimentary shuttle to the airport.

Arriving by Plane in San Francisco

Download instructions (.dpf file) on how to get from San Francisco International Airport to Sacramento.

Traveling by Car

Sacramento is one of California’s most accessible cities by car. Whether you are coming to Sacramento from the Bay Area, the coast, the Central Valley or the Sierras, the Sacramento region is easy to access. While drivers should be mindful of usual rush hour times, Sacramento traffic is far less of an obstacle than many other large California cities. Also, Downtown Sacramento features a great deal of affordable parking for visitors.

Sacramento has partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow Sacramento visitors to purchase guaranteed parking passes at convenient parking locations throughout Sacramento. Inventory is limited so we strongly recommend that you purchase your guaranteed parking pass now if driving.

Upon purchase, parking passes will be emailed instantly, and can be printed or redeemed by smartphone. Entry to your selected location is 100 percent guaranteed with a valid Parking Panda reservation, even if the rest of the parking facility fills up.

Amtrak Service

It doesn’t matter if you are starting out in Northern California or if Sacramento is just another stop on a long Northern California itinerary, seeing this beautiful region by train is an experience in itself. Amtrak links Sacramento to the Bay Area, the Central Valley and beyond. Traveling by train is convenient, scenic and easy. The historic train station is located downtown, steps from Old Sacramento and Downtown Sacramento hotels, shops and attractions.

Bus Service

Sometimes the best way to connect with your destination is also the most affordable. Yolobus and Flixbus offer daily routes to stops throughout the region.



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