There are 7 ways to get from Burlingame to San Jose by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Caltrain  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Broadway Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local

$7 - $10

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Bus, line 522 bus  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from El Camino Real & Broadway-Burlingame to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr
  2. Take the line 522 bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to Santa Clara & 2Nd 522 / ...

$4 - $5

5 alternative options

Caltrain via El Camino Real & Linden Ave  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Bullet / ...

$9 - $12

Bus, Caltrain  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from El Camino Real & Broadway-Burlingame to El Camino Real & San Carlos Ave Ecr
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Carlos Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...

$8 - $11

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Burlingame to San Jose 33.4 miles

$180 - $230

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from Burlingame to San Jose 33.4 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  34 min

  1. Take an Uber from Burlingame to San Jose 33.4 miles

$50 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Burlingame to San Jose is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Burlingame to San Jose is to taxi which costs $180 - $230 and takes 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Burlingame to San Jose. However, there are services departing from El Camino Real & Broadway-Burlingame and arriving at Santa Clara & 2Nd via Palo Alto Caltrain Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Broadway Caltrain and arriving at San Jose Diridon Caltrain. Services depart every four hours, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 14 min.

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The distance between Burlingame and San Jose is 31 miles. The road distance is 33.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Burlingame to San Jose without a car is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 14 min and costs $7 - $10.

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The Caltrain from Broadway Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain takes 1 h 14 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Burlingame to San Jose bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from El Camino Real & Broadway-Burlingame station.

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Burlingame to San Jose train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from Broadway Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from Burlingame to San Jose is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 14 min and costs $7 - $10. Alternatively, you can bus and line 522 bus, which costs $4 - $5 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Burlingame to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 31.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 14 min

What companies run services between Burlingame, CA, USA and San Jose, CA, USA?

Caltrain operates a train from Burlingame to San Jose every 4 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Burlingame to San Jose via Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 and Palo Alto Caltrain Station in around 2 h 37 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Broadway Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Carlos Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & Broadway-Burlingame to El Camino Real & San Carlos Ave
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & Broadway-Burlingame to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to Santa Clara & 2Nd
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Burlingame to San Jose
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $70
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uber.com
Assist
$50 - $70
UberX
$50 - $70
WAV
$50 - $70
UberXL
$75 - $100
Select
$110 - $140
Black
$150 - $190
Black SUV
$160 - $210
Taxi from Burlingame to San Jose
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
$180 - $230
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com

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Burlingame to San Jose bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Santa Clara & 2Nd station.

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Burlingame to San Jose train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at San Jose Diridon Caltrain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Burlingame to San Jose is 33 miles. It takes approximately 34 min to drive from Burlingame to San Jose.

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There are 346+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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