Join us at the iconic Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA as we celebrate product and platform innovations at Google.
What to bring for the event

Google I/O is an outdoor festival. While this is a big part of what makes I/O special, it also means there are some things to consider. Sessions will happen inside of climate-controlled tents, but sunscreen, sunglasses, and an extra layer for the evening are recommended. I/O is a casual event, so keep this in mind when deciding what to wear.

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Getting to Mountain View

Here are the three major airports in the Bay Area with international airline service.

SFO ~24 miles San Francisco International Airport
OAK ~32 miles Oakland International Airport
SJC ~12 miles San Jose International Airport

Find your flight to I/O


We have room blocks at many local hotels. The list of hotels and room availability will be updated regularly. Please use the map below to find the hotel that’s best for you.

Getting to Shoreline Amphitheatre

Plan ahead, expect traffic delays, be patient, and consider carpooling or biking. We also strongly advise using the provided event shuttles. Get transportation directions
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Shuttle service

Event shuttles will be provided at no charge to all Google I/O attendees from all Google-recommended hotels. There is also select service from San Francisco and other locations along the Peninsula. You must show your Google I/O confirmation email or conference badge to board all Google I/O event shuttles.

Each pick-up location can have ADA accessible vehicles. Please indicate on your registration form if you have any ADA or special assistance requirements, and the planning team will follow up with you directly.

View I/O shuttle schedule

Public transportation

Public transportation to the area is accessible via:

Caltrain Regional rail system
VTA Light rail system servicing the South Bay
BART Bay Area Rapid Transit

Public transit doesn’t go directly to Google I/O. Check the shuttle section to confirm if shuttles will be offered in your location.

Somebody riding a bicycle

Complimentary bike parking will be available at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Parking Lot A. The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition will provide secure valet parking for your bicycle from 7am until the event ends each day. There are two trails, Stevens Creek Trail and Permanente Creek Trail, that are convenient for bike riders heading to Shoreline Amphitheatre. Check Google Maps for the best bike routes and directions.

The Bay Area Bike to Work Day is scheduled on Thursday, May 10th. There will be thousands of cyclists participating near Shoreline and there are hundreds of energizer stations throughout the area. Please check out the Silicon Valley Bike to Work Day website for more information.


Waze Carpool

Waze Carpool is a trusted community of drivers and riders that is available to make your Google I/O commute fun, fast and affordable. Driving? Open Waze when you get to the Bay Area. Looking for a ride? Install Waze Carpool before you arrive.

Promo code: WAZEIO18
Code enables free rides for Waze Carpool riders to and from Google I/O on May 7-10, 2018. Go to "Settings > Payment method > Enter promo code" in the Waze Carpool app to redeem.

Lyft Line

Download the Lyft app from Google Play or the App Store and use Lyft Line to share a ride with others going the same way.

Discount code: Googleio18
This code is valid from May 8-10, 2018 for shared rides with Lyft Line. It’s redeemable for up to $10 per trip and for up to 250 users per day. Rides must begin or end at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

Passenger pick-up and drop-off

The passenger pick-up and drop-off designated area for all ride-sharing services is on Amphitheatre Parkway between Shoreline Boulevard and Charleston Road. Please follow the signs to the location.

Parking and carpooling

Parking is very limited and available only in Google I/O designated lots located across from Shoreline Amphitheatre along Shoreline Boulevard. There is no event parking along Amphitheatre Parkway or Charleston Road. If you plan to drive, we recommend carpooling with other attendees as preferred parking spaces will be available for cars containing two or more people.

What to expect and explore
I/O features hands-on learning, Google's latest developer products, and technical talks given by the engineers who are developing our latest APIs and tools–plus a few surprises along the way.
Dedicated spaces to explore, learn, and play with our latest products and platforms via interactive demos, physical installations, and more.
Get hands-on experience in our ready-to-code kiosks. Here, you'll have everything you need to learn about the latest and greatest Google technologies via self-paced tutorials, or bring your own machine and take your work home with you. Google staff will be on hand for helpful advice and to provide direction if you get stuck.
Office Hours & App Reviews
Office Hours are your chance to meet one-on-one with Google experts to ask all your technical questions, and App Reviews will give you the opportunity to receive advice and tips on your specific app-related projects.
After Hours
After Sessions end for the day, stick around Shoreline for two evenings of food, drinks, and fun. On the first night, the party will take over the Sandbox space, and on the second night, we'll have an exclusive concert in the Amphitheatre.