Downtown San Jose

FanimeCon is set against the hustle and bustle of downtown San Jose. Surrounding the Convention Center are a number of hotels, restaurants, and cultural attractions. Whether you’re looking for a good time or an educational experience, we hope these directional links help you as you try to acquaint yourself with FanimeCon and the surrounding area.


Our hotel registration is currently open for FanimeCon 2017. Please use the housing reservation system to book a hotel room.


Food is absolutely essential to enjoying FanimeCon 2017. You can’t have fun on an empty stomach! Luckily, there’s plenty in and around the convention area to keep you full and energized. There are food stands within the convention center; restaurants and cafes in the hotels; and a plethora of restaurants and different cuisines in downtown San Jose. For more information about dining options, please use the dining guide from San Jose Convention and Cultural Affairs.


For a comprehensive list of ways to get to the convention, please visit the Convention Center website. This list includes driving directions from different areas (including northbound and southbound directions) and will help you find your way.


Between the Convention Center, the hotels, and the surrounding area, there are many places to stow your car around downtown San Jose. Many of these places charge for parking or have a fee for a valet, so make sure you have some extra cash handy just in case! For a list of places to park, please see San Jose’s website.

Shuttle Bus

FanimeCon will once again have the shuttle bus.

Please note: Bikes are not allowed on any FanimeCon shuttle.
Shuttles at the Fairmont will NOT be delivering from 6:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday.

Route Path
Route A Doubletree – Convention Center – Fairmont
Route B Holiday Inn – Four Points – Convention Center – Fairmont
Route C Fairfield Inn & Suites – Convention Center – Fairmont
Route D SpringHill Inn & Suites – Convention Center – Fairmont

Daily Bus Schedule for All Routes

Peak = approximately every 20 to 25 minutes
Off Peak = approximately every 30 to 45 minutes
Hourly = approximately every hour

Date Times
Thursday 5/25 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Off Peak)
Friday 5/26 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (Off Peak)
2:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Peak)
9:00 pm to 2:00 am (Peak)
Saturday 5/27 2:00 am to 8:00 am (Hourly)
8:00 am to 2:00 pm (Off Peak)
2:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Peak)
10:00 pm to 2:00 am (Off Peak)
Sunday 5/28 2:00 am to 8:00 am (Hourly)
8:00 am to 2:00 pm (Off Peak)
2:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Peak)
10:00 pm to 2:00 am (Off Peak)
Monday 5/29 2:00 am to 8:00 am (Hourly)
8:00 am to 2:00 pm (Off Peak)
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Hourly)

Public Transit

Concerned about the earth? Simply don’t want to drive? Then take public transit! The bus lines, light rail, and trains all have stops near the Convention Center. Check out the links below to view routes, timetables, and to help you plan your trip:

  • For CalTrain information: CalTrain
  • For the DASH route (which runs on business days only): DASH

Trying to find the best route for the different public transit systems can be challenging, so Transit511 has a trip planner and a list of other public transportation websites.