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Flights (Airport) to TMC Connect

Discussion in 'TMC Connect' started by Soulopoulos, May 29, 2015.

  1. Soulopoulos

    Soulopoulos Byron VIN:22999

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    Hi Tesla Friends,

    What's the best airport to fly to from Belgium, Europe and the best way to transfer from the airport to the Hyatt hotel in Santa Clara?
     
  2. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    The nearest airport is SJC, Mineta San José International Airport.

    To get to the hotel/convention center there are a few options:

    1.) You can arrange a shuttle or taxi via the hotel: Hotel Near San Jose Airport - Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

    2.) There is a Light Rail commuter train that lets off right in front of the convention center. The #902 Light Rail towards Mountain View. Get on at the Metro/Airport station, get off at the Great America Station. Cost is $2. http://www.vta.org/routes/rt902

    3.) Uber/Lyft type service.

    4.) Someone volunteers to go pick you up. Without traffic it's about a 15 minute drive from the airport.
     
  3. NorCalSJ

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    flying in from Europe you may have more choices flying into San Francisco International (SFO). It's 31 miles from SFO to the Hyatt in Santa Clara. Unfortunately I'm out of town during the TMC Connect otherwise I'd be happy to pick you up.
     
  4. raynewman

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    What's the best way to get from San Francisco International (SFO) to the venue?
     
  5. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    I arrive in SJC at 06:50 PM on Friday, anybody want to pick me up?
     
  6. Paul Carter

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    I thought that was my job? :) yes I'll pick u up and you can drive us back. Won't be as fun as last year if I didn't have my co pilot wanting to gun on ramps. :)
     
  7. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    Yay! As for getting back, I have a flight at 6 AM Monday morning from Sacramento, I'm gonna party all night a bonnie's :cool:
     
  8. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    omg. I'll prepare the neighbors.
     
  9. dsm363

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    And the crawfish!
     
  10. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    No, I'll prepare the crawfish, with some nice crawfish boil...
     
  11. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    It's possible to prepare? Do tell.
     
  12. Khatsalano

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    Soulopoulos,

    Welcome to California in advance. You will most likely be flying into SFO and not SJC if you're coming from Europe. You will be arriving in the SF Bay Area, where public transportation is not particularly good. Here are your options for getting to the Hyatt:

    (1) Download the Uber or Lyft app (iphones and androids) and request a car to pick you. You can use that service to get around the local area affordably. It is more reliable, more enjoyable (way nicer cars!), and cheaper than taxis.

    (2) You can rent a car at SFO. This is pretty easy to do with tons of companies at the airport you can choose from (Enterprise, Herz, Dollar, etc.). You have the advantage of having your own vehicle to get around as you choose, but you will will have to drive in a foreign country. I know what that feels like and it's not always preferred on an international vacation. If you're renting for a couple days, the cost will probably be similar to using Uber or Lyft. You will simply return the car to SFO before you leave.

    (3) If you insist on public transportation, you can just use Google Maps and it will tell you how! But basically, you would take BART from SFO to Millbrae. From there, you would take Caltrain southbound into Santa Clara/San Jose. From there, you will take the VTA light rail that Doug described above. This will be your most inefficient route ... it will take you 2-3 hours vs. a car ride which will be 35-45 minutes without traffic. Good luck!

    - K
     
  13. Soulopoulos

    Soulopoulos Byron VIN:22999

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    Thanks for all your support. Uber worked like a charm [emoji41]
     

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