Located in the downtown district of California's capital city, the Sacramento Convention Center is surrounded by Sacramento's best transportation options. To avoid confusion while searching for directions, visitors should be aware that the Sacramento Convention Center Complex also includes other major venues such as Community Center Theater, Jean Runyon Little Theater, and Memorial Auditorium. Visitors can orient themselves when searching for the Convention Center by looking for the nearby California State Capitol building along L Street. Driving to the convention center complex should be fairly easy because traffic congestion is not a problem in Sacramento, and there are plenty of parking spaces available at nearby municipal lots such as the Capitol Garage and Memorial Garage. With many of the city's hotels in the Downtown District, free courtesy shuttle services to the convention center complex may be offered by the hotels.
The Sacramento Regional Transit District offers bus and light rail services that lead directly to the Sacramento Convention Center Complex. The light rail system consists of the Blue Line and Gold Line, which run through the most important districts of Sacramento. The Blue Line's K Street & 11 Street and 12 Street & I Street stops are located only a block away from the Sacramento Convention Center. The nearest Gold Line light rail stop is the 8 Street & K Street station, which is about five blocks away from the convention center.
Sacramento Regional Transit District also operates several bus routes that drop and pick up passengers at the Sacramento Convention Center Complex. For example, bus routes 30,31, and 62 make multiple stops around the convention center site. Transfers can be made to the dozens of other bus routes that circulate throughout Sacramento and the surrounding suburban communities. There are also other local bus companies such as Amador Transit, Yolo Bus, Yuba Sutter Transit, and Roseville Transit that provide service to the convention center.
The Sacramento Amtrak Station is within a reasonable half a mile walking distance from the Sacramento Convention Center. The rail station is served by the California Zephyr, Capitol Corridor, Coast Starlight, and San Joaquins. These long distance trains link Sacramento with all of California and other neighboring states. From the Amtrak Station, riders can also transfer to the Gold Line at the H & 5th stop and reach the convention center in a few minutes. Additionally, several local bus routes such as 30,31, and 15 also stop near the Amtrak Station.