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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 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 international airports are a short drive. Find more information on SJC 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).

Click 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