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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6853

$11 - $25

Cheapest option

BART, line 181 bus  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the BART from Embarcadero to Fremont Warm Springs/South Fremont - Daly City
  2. Take the line 181 bus from Fremont Bart Station to 2Nd & Santa Clara 181

$7 - $8

5 alternative options

Caltrain  •  1 h 42 min

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

$12 - $15

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Embarcadero to San Jose 49.7 miles

$270 - $330

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Embarcadero to San Jose 49.7 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  51 min

  1. Take an Uber from Embarcadero to San Jose 49.7 miles

$75 - $100

Bikeshare  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Cycle from San Francisco Ferry Building (Harry Bridges Plaza) to San Pedro Square 52.1 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Embarcadero to San Jose is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Embarcadero to San Jose is to taxi which takes 51 min and costs $270 - $330.

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The distance between Embarcadero and San Jose is 67 km. The road distance is 80 km.

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The bus from San Francisco, Ca to San Jose, Ca takes 1 h including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at San Jose, Ca. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Embarcadero to San Jose hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $25 and the journey takes 1 h. Alternatively, Caltrain operates a train from Embarcadero to San Jose hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min.

Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Embarcadero to Fremont
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Fremont Bart Station to 2Nd & Santa Clara
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Embarcadero to San Jose
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$80 - $110
ASSIST
$75 - $100
uberX
$75 - $100
WAV
$75 - $100
uberXL
$110 - $150
SELECT
$160 - $200
BLACK
$220 - $280
SUV
$240 - $310
Ford GoBike
Website
gbfs.fordgobike.com
Bike from San Francisco Ferry Building (Harry Bridges Plaza) to San Pedro Square
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Embarcadero to San Jose
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$270 - $330
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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