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San Antonio International Airport (SAT) transportation

The San Antonio Trans Shuttle runs a shuttle service from the airport and is available just outside the terminals near the baggage claim area. This service costs US $14 for a twenty-minute trip downtown (one-way), or US $24 (round trip). For more information, visit

San Antonio’s metropolitan transit system, VIA, offers rides to the downtown area Monday through Sunday, for about US $0.80. Ground Transportation agents are located at the curbsides of each terminal, and can provide transportation schedules. The bus pick-up area is located at the outer curb, center island, across from the Terminal 2 baggage claim. Bus trips downtown take nearly an hour, and require two transfers to get to the Marriott Rivercenter. For more information, visit:

Inter-terminal shuttle service at the airport is free, and runs between the terminals every 5-10 minutes, 24 hours a day.

Shuttle Service at the Hotel

The Marriott Rivercenter does not provide shuttle service.

Taxi Service

Nine taxi companies are available in San Antonio; please consult the San Antonio phone directory or reception staff at the Marriott Rivercenter. At the airport, taxis are on-hand outside the baggage claim area of Terminal 1, at the lower level curbside, and at the front curbside of Terminal 2, just outside the baggage claim area.

Car Rentals

San Antonio International Airport currently has ten car rental companies available to passengers, with counter space in each of the terminals. These are Hertz, Alamo, Capps, Budget, Enterprise, Thrifty, Avis, Dollar, Advantage, and National.

City Bus Service

For getting around in San Antonio, public transportation is provided by VIA, Metropolitan Transit. For more information about rates, routes, and schedules, visit the VIA “Just for Tourists” Web Site:


As of April, 2007, on-site parking at the Marriott Rivercenter is available for US $21 per day. Valet parking is available for US $27 per day. An excellent parking reference map may be found at and also on the map of downtown San Antonio located in the SSR program book. To confirm prices call the City of San Antonio Parking Division 210-207-8266 or the Classified Parking System 210-226-0114. The closest parking garages to the Marriott and convention center are:

Name/Location Street Location Map Key Spaces
The Riverbend Garage   Commerce @ Presa @ Market G16 500
Cost: $1.00 1st half hour, $6.00 max, $7.00 Flat/Event Rate (pricing subject to change)  
Rivercenter Mall E. Commerce St. (N. Side W. of Bowie)   G17 731
Cost: Free 1st hour, $18/day (pricing subject to change)
Marina Garage Commerce @ Bowie @ Market G21 465
Cost: $1.00 first half hour, $6.00 max, $8.00 Flat/Event Rate (pricing subject to change)  

Parking Meters

There is free parking at city parking meters after 6 p.m. (Mon-Sat) and free parking all day on Sunday. Otherwise the Monday–Saturday rates are: