Transfer to/from - San Jose airport (SJC)

 

Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in San Jose airport (SJC)

Transportation

San Jose airport (SJC)

Ride-sharing

Uber, Lyft and Wingz pick passengers up at stop 1 of Terminal A and stops 8 and 9 of Terminal B.

Bus

Line 60 from Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) (Tel +1 408 321 2300) links both terminals with Milpitas, Santa Clara, Valley Fair and Winchester stations. Buses are free and leave every 15-30 minutes from 5:00 am to 0:20 am.
From the station located in the city centre depart services from Greyhound (Tel +1 408 295 4151) to the entire country.
In addition, there are shared van services to different destinations.

Train

Caltrain (Tel +1 800 660 4287) operates services from Santa Clara Station to destinations in the area, such as Lawrence, Sunnyvale, San Antonio, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Burlingame, Millbrae, Bayshore and San Francisco (90-minute trip; fare - USD10.50).
There are also trains from Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) (Tel +1 800 411 7245) four times a day to downtown San Jose (12 min.; USD4.75), Santa Clara, Great America, Fremont, Pleasanton, Livermore, Tracy, Lathrop and Stockton.
On the other hand, at Milpitas, there is a station from Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) (Tel +1 510 441 2278), where you can board trains to Richmond and Daly City, and at Diridon is found an Amtrak station (Tel +1 408 287 7462) with services to Auburn, Rocklin, Roseville, Sacramento, Fairfield, Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland.

Taxi

Ranks are located outside the terminals, stops 1, 2, 3 and 11. The fare to downtown San Jose is around USD15.00 and takes 10-15 minutes. Available companies are: American Cab (Tel +1 408 988 3300), Checker Cab of Silicon Valley (Tel +1 408 293 1234), Green Cab (Tel +1 408 573 7777), Rainbow Cab (Tel +1 408 271 9900), Yellow Cab (Tel +1 408 777 7777).

 

Car rental search

 

Shared shuttles



1A Best Airport Shuttle (Tel +1 408 886 1927)
A1 Classic Airporter Shuttle (Tel +1 408 829 3462)
AAA Abe Express Shuttle (Tel +1 408 836 4302)
ABC Airporter Service (Tel +1 800 840 0522)
Airline Coach Service (Tel +1 650 381 0774)
Blue Shuttle (Tel +1 800 332 3908)
California Express Shuttle (Tel +1 408 204 9190)
Delta Airport Shuttle (Tel +1 408 437 3122)
Early Bird Airport Shuttle (Tel +1 831 462 3933)
Monterey Airbus (Tel +1 831 373 7777)
Southwest Airporter (Tel +1 408 439 4917)

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Latest updates: June 24, 2022

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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