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Within a short drive from downtown San Antonio, you’ll uncover quaint cities that offer educational and cultural experiences from fine arts to the rustic outdoors. Take advantage of San Antonio’s close proximity to many towns and festivities that capture the diverse Texas spirit. Below you will find important information about San Antonio which can help you plan your trip or may be useful to you during your visit.

Airport Information

San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
9800 Airport Blvd. San Antonio, Texas 78216
Phone: +1 210 207 3433
Website: http://www.sanantonio.gov/sat

Distance from convention center: 8.5 miles
Drive time: 10 minutes

Airport Transportation

San Antonio International Airport is located in Northern San Antonio, approximately eight miles or 15 minutes from the downtown area. Ground transportation is located curbside in front of Terminal A and B baggage claim area.

  • Taxi cabs are available at the lower level curbside, outside of baggage claim, at Terminal A and B. Fares to San Antonio downtown areas start at U.S. $29 per taxicab. (Up to 6 may share a cab, if both luggage and passengers fit safely.)
    • Excel Cab: +1 210 444 1111
    • National Cab: +1 210 434 4444
    • AAA Taxi Service: +1 210 599 1111
    • San Antonio Taxis: +1 210 444 2222
    • Yellow Cab Taxi: +1 210 222 2222
    • Town Car Taxi: +1 210 826 8294
  • Town Car and Limousine Services are available but must be arranged and paid in advance. For detailed information and a list of providers, visit http://www.sanantonio.gov/SAT/GroundTransportation/Limousine.
  • Rental Car services are available at San Antonio International Airport. Car rental counters are located in Terminal A. Passengers can use the courtesy phones provided in the baggage claim area of Terminal A to request shuttle transport to the car rental company of their choice after hours or can proceed to the shuttle pick up area located outside the baggage claim area.
  • Transportation Network Companies ‒ Approved rideshare services (or ride-hailing or ride-booking service companies) meet customers on the outer commercial curbside lower level Terminal A.

Public Transportation

VIA Metropolitan Transit is San Antonio’s public transportation agency offering service throughout the city including streetcar service within the downtown area.

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 online and in advance of your trip. A Day Pass is good for unlimited rides on all regular bus and streetcar services 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 http://www.viainfo.net.

Convention Center Information

Henry B. González Convention Center

900 E Market St. San Antonio, Texas 78205
Phone: +1 210 207 8500
Website: https://www.sahbgcc.com/

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Home of AAPG ACE 2019

Convention Center Parking

The Henry B. González Convention Center offers several convenient near-by parking options.

  1. Grand Hyatt Parking Garage

    600 E. Market (intersection of Market & Bowie Streets)
    Rate: $12.00 first hour with $5 each additional hour up to $31 maximum per day.
    Closest parking to Convention Center and Lila Cockrell Theatre

  2. Convention Center Garage

    850 E. Commerce (corner of Commerce & Bowie Streets)
    Daily flat rate: $10.00
    Event flat rate: $11.00
    Across street from main entrance to Convention Center and Lila Cockrell Theatre

  3. Convention Center South Parking

    637 S. Tower of the Americas Way,
    Corner of TOA Way and Montana Street
    Rates are: Weekdays Mon - Thursday $3 per hour Max @ $30
    Weekends Fri – Sun. $5 per hour Max @ $30

  4. Riverbend Garage

    210 N. Presa (corner of Presa & Market Streets)
    Flat Daily Rate: $16.00
    Event/Weekends: $16.00 - $20.00

  5. Tower of the Americas Parking

    801 Cesar Chavez Blvd.
    Monday-Wednesday Flat Daily Rate: $8.00
    Thursday-Sunday Flat Daily Rate: $11.00
    Special events: $15.00

  6. Shops at the River Center – Commerce

    849 E. Commerce Street
    Rate: $5 1st hour with $1 every 15 min thereafter
    $20 5 - 12 hours
    $25 12 -24 hours
    $30 lost ticket fee

    For parking questions, phone number: 210.225.3973

  7. Shops at River Center – Crockett

    300 E. Crockett Street
    Rate: $5 1st hour with $1 every 15 min thereafter
    $20 5 - 12 hours
    $25 12 -24 hours
    $30 lost ticket fee

    For parking questions, phone number: 210.225.3973

Driving Directions

Traveling from Dallas, Austin, Houston, Corpus Christi, El Paso or the San Antonio International Airport?

Traveling from San Antonio International Airport

Take Highway 281 South to the East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard exit. Exit on East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and turn right on East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard to Alamo Street. Turn right on Alamo to Market Street. At Market Street turn right and proceed in front of the Convention Center. Just before the stoplight at Bowie Street, the Marina Parking Garage is on the left (past Marriott Riverwalk) and the Grand Hyatt Parking Garage is on the right.

Traveling South from Dallas/Austin

Travel IH-35 South to San Antonio. IH-35 South intersects with IH-37 South to Corpus Christi. Take IH 37 South to the East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard exit. Exit on East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and turn right on East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard to Alamo Street. Turn right on Alamo to Market Street. At Market Street turn right and proceed in front of the Convention Center. Just before the stoplight at Bowie Street, the Marina Parking Garage is on the left (past Marriott Riverwalk) and the Grand Hyatt Parking Garage is on the right.

Traveling West from Houston

Travel IH 10 West to San Antonio. IH 10 West intersects with IH 37 North toward Johnson City. Take IH 37 North to the East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard exit. Exit on East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and turn left on East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard under the interstate to Alamo Street. Turn right on Alamo to Market Street. At Market Street turn right and proceed in front of the Convention Center. Just before the stoplight at Bowie Street, the Marina Parking Garage is on the left (past Marriott Riverwalk) and the Grand Hyatt Parking Garage is on the right.

Traveling North from Corpus Christi

Travel IH 37 North toward San Antonio to the East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard exit. Exit on East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and turn left on East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard under the interstate to Alamo Street. Turn right on Alamo to Market Street. At Market Street turn right and proceed in front of the Convention Center. Just before the stoplight at Bowie Street, the Marina Parking Garage is on the left (past Marriott Riverwalk) and the Grand Hyatt Parking Garage is on the right.

Traveling East from El Paso

Travel IH 10 East toward San Antonio. IH 10 East intersects with IH 35 South toward Laredo. Take IH 35 South to the East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard exit. Exit on East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard, keep right for three-quarters of a circle and proceed under the interstate past six traffic signals to Alamo Street. Turn left on Alamo Street to Market Street. At Market Street turn right and proceed in front of the Convention Center. Just before the stoplight at Bowie Street, the Marina Parking Garage is on the left (past Marriott Riverwalk) and the Grand Hyatt Parking Garage is on the right.