Transit Options

Below are a number of different options, both public and private transit to get to PantheaCon, get around San Jose, and to get to and from the overflow hotels.

Mass Transit Options

To and From SJC Airport

There is a free shuttle between the San Jose International Airport and the Doubletree.

Within San Jose and Beyond

The Doubletree is convenient to San Jose’s VTA Light Rail system (nearest stop: Metro/Airport).  The Light Rail system connects to CalTrain and several bus routes, which in turn can get you nearly anywhere in the larger San Francisco Bay Area.  Sample routes:

Public Transit between the Doubletree and the Overflow Hotels

Note: 100% of this information as well as Real Time information can be found at 511.org, m.511.org or by dialing 511.

VTA Customer Service can also give you schedule times on the fly: (408) 321-2300 or you can get Real Time information at http://rti.vta.org/mob/home.aspx

From the Extended Stay America, 55 East Brokaw Road:

The walk from the Extended Stay America to the Doubletree is .5 miles.

Transit option: Walk along Brokaw to North First Street, and turn right. Walk up North First to the Karina Light Rail Station (.3 mi). Board the VTA 901 train toward Santa Teresa (Fare $2). Off-board at the Metro/Airport Station (2 min ride). Walk to the South corner of 1st and Metro (43 ft). Board VTA bus route 10 toward Railroad (fare is FREE). Off-board at the West corner of Airport and Gateway (2 min ride). Walk to the Doubletree (.1 mi). TOTAL WALKING: .41 miles.

From the Mariott Courtyard, 1727 Technology Drive:

The walk from the Mariott Courtyard to the Doubletree is .45 miles.

Transit Option: Walk to the corner of Technology Drive and Skyport (276 ft). Board VTA number 10 toward 1st and Metro (fare is FREE). Offboard at the East corner of Airport and Technology. Walk to the Doubletree (.2 mi). TOTAL WALKING: .22 miles.

From the Fairfield Inn, 1755 North 1st Street:

The walk from the Fairfield Inn to the Doubletree is .4 miles.

Transit Option: Walk to the South corner of First and Metro (.1 mi). Board VTA number 10 towards Railroad. Off-board at the West corner of Airport and Gateway (2 min ride). Walk to the Doubletree (.1 mi). TOTAL WALKING: .2 miles.

From the Motel 6, 2081 North 1st Street:

The walk from the Motel 6 to the Doubletree is .4 miles.

Transit Option: Walk up North First to the Karina Light Rail Station (.2 mi). Board the VTA 901 train toward Santa Teresa (Fare $2). Off-board at the Metro/Airport Station (2 min ride). Walk to the South corner of 1st and Metro (43 ft). Board VTA bus route 10 toward Railroad (fare is FREE). Off-board at the West corner of Airport and Gateway (2 min ride). Walk to the Doubletree (.1 mi). TOTAL WALKING: .35 miles.

ALL VALLEY TRANSIT AUTHORITY (VTA) VEHICLES ARE FULLY ACCESSIBLE AND ALLOW SERVICE ANIMALS

(some conditions on service animals apply)

Private transit options

PantheaCon is no longer providing a shuttle service between the Doubletree and the overflow hotels. Instead we suggest the following:

Note: For any technical problems, PantheaCon is unable to help you. Do NOT ask the info desk staff to call you an uber or a taxi. This is personal responsibility time. PantheaCon also cannot vouch for any individual driver or business. Don’t take the options below as endorsements but instead a version of the old school yellow pages with a listing.

1. Lyft. Historically it has been very women and pagan friendly. www.lyft.com.  You will need to set up an account in advance as well as download the app for your smartphone.

–Note to attendees with cars and some time. This might be a way to make a little bit of money!

2. Uber – you need to have set up an account in advance and have some sort of credit card attached to it. uberX is the low cost version. (www.uber.com for the account or download the app appropriate for your phone.)

–Note to attendees with cars and some time. This might be a way to make a little bit of money!

3. Taxi Options:

Royals Taxi 408-599-9121 Open 4am to 10pm M-Sat. 5am to 9pm Sunday. 

Yellow Smart Cab 650-966-6000 Open 4am to 10pm.

Taxi San Jose 408-459-8010 is open 24 hours. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Transportation

Directions to the hotel

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Airport Directions (0.5 Miles E from San Jose International Airport): Go to Airport Blvd at the light turn left. At the next light, turn onto Airport Parkway. Go two blocks and turn left at Gateway Place. Shuttle buses run from the airport to the Hotel. For pick-up use the Courtesy Phone in Baggage Claim. Advance Shuttle Reservations: 408.453-4000.

Hwy 101 South: Exit North First St./Brokaw Rd. Make the first Right onto Airport Parkway. Hotel will be on the right.

Hwy 101 North: Exit Brokaw Rd. Make the first Left onto Brokaw Rd. and proceed under Hwy. 101. Hotel will be on the right.

I-880 North: Exit First Street. Make the first Left and go 3/4 of a mile North. Turn Left on Brokaw Rd. Hotel will be on your right.

I-880 South: Exit Brokaw Road. Turn Right on to Brokaw and go 1 mile, passing First Street. Hotel will be on your right.

I-280 North: Take 87 North (Guadalupe Parkway) towards downtown. Exit Skyport Drive. Make the first Right onto Skyport Drive. Turn Left at the next light, Technology Drive. Pass Airport Parkway. Hotel is on your right.

I-280 South: Take 87 North (Guadalupe Parkway) towards downtown. Exit Skyport Drive. Make the first Right onto Skyport Drive. Turn Left at the next light, Technology Drive. Pass Airport Parkway. Hotel is on your right.

You can phone the hotel and ask them directions if you are unsure about how to get there. You can also check their website, for links to directions to the hotel.

Hotel Parking

Parking charges for all attendees and overnight guests with PantheaCon will be $10 with validation. Only hotel guests have in-and-out privileges.

Be aware that parking is in short supply and you may have to park at a distance. Local office complexes may have parking on the weekend, but not on Friday.

If you have a handicap placard there is a limited amount of accessible spaces at the hotel but they tend to fill early. Please plan appropriately as there is insufficient parking at the hotel overall.