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

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Caltrain  •  1 h 43 min

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

$12 - $17

Cheapest option

Bus, line 522 bus  •  3 h 20 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 - $9

4 alternative options

Bus, Caltrain  •  2 h 35 min

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

$8 - $12

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

$60 - $80

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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 20 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 Caltrain which takes 1 h 43 min and costs $12 - $18.

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It takes approximately 1 h 43 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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The best way to get from Colma to San Jose is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 43 min and costs $12 - $18. Alternatively, you can bus and line 522 bus, which costs $4 - $9 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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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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  • Distance: 39 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 43 min

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

Caltrain operates a train from Colma to San Jose hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colma to San Jose via Palo Alto Caltrain Station in around 3 h 20 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & Serramonte Blvd to El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
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
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to Santa Clara & 2Nd
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
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
$60 - $80
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UberPool
$50 - $70
Assist
$60 - $80
UberX
$60 - $80
WAV
$60 - $80
UberXL
$95 - $120
Select
$130 - $180
Black
$180 - $230
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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