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A girl passes on bike share with VTA light rail moving across Santa Clara street in downtown San Jose

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.

San Jose at twilight

Fly In

San Jose Mineta International Airport (SJC) is Silicon Valley’s airport located less than 4 miles from downtown San Jose serving nearly 15+ million people with 50+ nonstop destinations. For more information on San Jose Airport, click here

Downtown Airport at night

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

Downtown area and Public Transportation map

Getting Around

You’ll find it easy to get around San Jose and the neighboring cities on our extensive light rail system (VTA). Find your way with San Jose's Downtown Area & Transportation Map. Get traffic updates at