There are 6 ways to get from Colma to San Jose by subway, train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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BART, Caltrain  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the BART from Colma BART Station to Millbrae BART Station Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae / ...
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Bullet / ...

$12 - $17

Cheapest option

Bus, line 522 bus  •  3 h 22 min

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

$5 - $6

4 alternative options

Bus, Caltrain  •  2 h 38 min

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

$9 - $11

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colma to San Jose 41.8 miles

$230 - $280

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Colma to San Jose 41.8 miles

$4 - $6

Uber  •  44 min

  1. Take an Uber from Colma to San Jose 41.8 miles

$65 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colma to San Jose is to drive which costs $4 - $6 and takes 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colma to San Jose is to taxi which costs $230 - $280 and takes 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colma to San Jose. However, there are services departing from El Camino Real & Serramonte Blvd and arriving at Santa Clara & 2Nd via Palo Alto Caltrain Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

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The distance between Colma and San Jose is 39 miles. The road distance is 41.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Colma to San Jose without a car is to BART and Caltrain which takes 1 h 27 min and costs $12 - $18.

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It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to get from Colma to San Jose, including transfers.

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Colma to San Jose bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from El Camino Real & Serramonte Blvd station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Colma to San Jose is 42 miles. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Colma 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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Map of how to get from Colma to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 39 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 27 min

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

You can take a bus from Colma to San Jose via Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 and Palo Alto Caltrain Station in around 3 h 22 min.

Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Colma BART Station to Millbrae BART Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
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 & Serramonte Blvd to El Camino Real & San Carlos Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & Serramonte Blvd to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
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 Colma to San Jose
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$65 - $85
UberX
$65 - $85
WAV
$65 - $85
UberXL
$95 - $130
Select
$140 - $180
Black
$180 - $240
Black SUV
$200 - $260
Taxi from Colma to San Jose
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$230 - $280
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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