Travel Information for Yosemite, Joshua Tree & San Francisco Outdoor Educator Course
**Reminder – Please do not book travel unless you have been cleared do so. This includes medical clearance as well as a course confirmation when your course has reached its minimum participants. If you aren’t sure if you have these two items, please contact your course advisor.
If a travel delay occurs, please call (209) 742-6999 as soon as possible so that we can facilitate your pick up.
Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) – Baggage Claim Area – Terminal Map
FlightArrival: Book your inbound flight to arrive by 12:45PM on the first day of the course. If you arrive early, please go to baggage claim to connect with your group. An Outward Bound representative will be there by approximately 11:00 for those wishing to arrive early.
Greyhound/Amtrak: An Outward Bound staff member can pick you up from the station. Please schedule this with your course advisor. Trains/buses arriving by 12:45 PM are fine.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO):
Students will meet at the Arrivals Level Lobby/First Floor of the International Terminal. There is a sign in the lobby area with the words "Meeting Point" across from Emporio Rulli in the Main Hall. From the curb, the Meeting Point is between doors 2 and 3. This online map can be used as reference. SFO has two domestic terminals, with the International Terminal in the middle.
FlightDeparture: Book your return flight after 12:00PM on the last day of the course, you’ll be back by 10AM or earlier if there are no travel delays.
Driving: For those being picked up, you’ll be back at the airport by 10:00 AM on the last day of the course. You'll meet at the Meeting Point referenced above.
If you plan to leave the day after the course ends, we suggest staying at one of the following hotels.
Fresno Hotels - each hotel has a shuttle to the airport
Wyndham Garden Fresno Airport – 5090 E Clinton Way, Fresno, CA 93727 - 1-800-207-4421
Quality Inn Fresno - 5113 East McKinley Avenue - (559) 375-7720; free continental breakfast included
Piccadilly Inn Airport Hotel - 5115 East McKinley Avenue - (559) 375-7760
San Francisco Hotels - each hotel has a shuttle to SFO and a free continental breakfast.
Hampton Inn & Suites - SFO Airport South - 1755 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010 - (650) 697-5736,
Best Western Plus Grosvenor Airport Hotel – SFO - 380 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080 - (650) 873-3200
Days Inn San Francisco International Airport West - 1550 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066 - (650) 616-9600
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