Directions & Transit

San Jose is 45-minutes south of San Francisco and an hour north of the gorgeous Monterey Bay. The city is fast becoming northern California’s transportation hub, with Mineta San Jose International Airport increasing their international flight selections, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) extending to San Jose, and the California bullet train project to begin construction soon.


Fly In

San Jose Mineta International Airport (SJC) is Silicon Valley’s airport and is located less than 4 miles from downtown San Jose. serving nearly 4 million people and averaging 170+ daily flights, 40+ nonstop destinations and 15 domestic and international carriers, you’re sure to find a flight. If not, no worries, San Francisco and Oakland regional airports are a short drive. Find more information on SJC HERE.


Rail In

From San Francisco, hop on Caltrain which connects you directly to San Jose Diridon station as your downtown stop.

From Oakland, you can take Bart to Millbrae where you can catch the Caltrain to San Jose. For a shorter route, you can hop on Bart to the city of Fremont followed by a car service or public bus to San Jose.


Train Resources


Ace (Altamont Corridor Express) Train

Capitol Corridor Train

Bart (Bay Area Rapid Transit)

Amtrack California and National Train Service


Getting Around

You’ll find it easy to get around San Jose and the neighboring cities on our extensive light rail system (VTA).


Click here for a downloadable/printable version of the map.

Get traffic updates and plan your walk, ride, drive or trip on San Jose public transportation at


Public Transportation Resources

VTA  Light Rail and Bus

Dash (Downtown Area Shuttle) Shuttle

Eco City Cycles

Greyhound Bus Lines

Bike San Jose 


Alternate Private Transportation:

San Jose Limo and Cab Services

Bike Share

Zip Car (car sharing hourly car rentals)