Travel & Lodging Information

The San Francisco Marathon has partnered with San Francisco hotel and transportation authorities to help you plan an outstanding race weekend, stress-free, whether you’re traveling across the city or across the globe.

Our Partner Hotels

We have partnered with local hotels to make your race weekend planning seamless. Discounted hotel rooms are almost gone. Book today!

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111 • Website

Special Rates Sold Out

Hilton San Francisco
750 Kearny St., San Francisco, CA 94108 • Website

Special Rates Sold Out


The Westin St. Francis
335 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94102 • Website

Special Rates Sold Out

Le Meridien
333 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111 • Website

Special Rates Available
For Rates Starting at $289/night: Reserve Online Here or Call 1-888-627-8546 and Mention Our Event

Race Morning Runner Shuttles in San Francisco

Free shuttles are provided to take our 2nd Half Marathon runners to their Start Line and 1st Half Marathon runners back to the Finish Line Festival. Please check back closer to Race Day for more information on runner shuttles.

Race Morning BART Busing

BART doesn’t run early enough to get you to The San Francisco Marathon Embarcadero Start Line, but don’t fret! The San Francisco Marathon offers early morning bus service from six Bay Area BART stations, so you can forget the hassle of driving and focus on the race.

Buses transport runners from the Walnut Creek, El Cerrito Plaza, MacArthur, Bay Fair, Daly City and Millbrae BART stations on Race Morning and arrive by 4:45am at the Main Start Line on the Embarcadero.

Bus Schedule Options: Bay Fair (San Leandro) at 4:05am; Daly City at 4:20am; El Cerrito Plaza at 4:20am; MacArthur at 4:20am; Millbrae at 4:15am; Walnut Creek at 4:10am.

Plenty of free parking is available at each location. 2nd Half Marathon runners may use the BART Buses to get to the Embarcadero Start Line, and then take the free runner shuttles to the 2nd Half Marathon Start Line. BART will be running normally after you cross the Finish line, so just buy a BART ticket, hop on, and head home. The BART Station Bus Ticket does not include return BART Ticket Fare. BART Bus tickets are limited and sell out quickly, so secure your spot once sales are open.


Race Weekend Parking

Logotype_BLU_DigitalReserve your parking in advance and get to the Start Line on time, stress free!

We have partnered with SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app, to make it easy for our runners to book convenient and affordable parking for race weekend and beyond. To reserve your guaranteed parking spot for the race, visit The San Francisco Marathon’s SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Enter promo code TSFM2017 for an extra $5 off your first park!


Public Transportation

All public transit systems will be running as regularly scheduled on Race Day. We encourage all runners to drive or carpool, have a friend or family member drop them off, or taxi in to make it to the start on time. Expand the tabs below to learn more about your public transportation options.

  • MUNI • Travel in and to San Francisco
    Plan your trip with The San Francisco Trip Planner – an easy to use site that allows you to put in your starting point and destination and then gives you the easiest option to arrive at your destination using public transportation. 
  • AC Transit • Travel between the East Bay and San Francisco
    AC Transit operates service between San Francisco and the East Bay along the Richmond and Fremont BART lines.
    From the East Bay: Route 800 West, AC Transit, runs from Richmond BART Station to Market and Van Ness in San Francisco, making stops along the way in Berkeley and Oakland. Transfers from Routes 801, 802, 805, 820, 840, and 851 to Route 800 can be made at 14th Street and Broadway. A Sunday/Holiday timetable for Route 800 West can be found HERE.
  • BART • Travel between San Francisco and the East Bay
    Plan your trip with the BART Trip Planner by inputing your start and end destination. Please note: BART does not operate early enough to get you to the Start Line on time on Race Day. No fear! We recommend using our BART Buses instead. See our Race Morning BART Busing section above for more information. 
  • SamTrans • Travel between the Peninsula and San Francisco
    From the Peninsula: SamTrans 397 North OWL services the South Bay to San Francisco, beginning at the Palo Alto CalTrain Station and ending at Mission and Transbay in San Francisco, making stops in Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, San Mateo, Burlingame, South San Francisco, and San Francisco International Airport. A Sunday timetable for can be found here.

Race Expo Transportation

To learn more about transportation options to our Race Expo, please visit our Race Expo page.


Race Day Spectator Information

To learn more about Race Day spectator information, please visit our Spectator Information page.