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

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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 29 min

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

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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 costs $270 - $330 and takes 51 min.

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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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The distance between Embarcadero and San Jose is 42 miles. The road distance is 49.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Embarcadero to San Jose without a car is to bus which takes 1 h and costs $11 - $25.

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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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Embarcadero to San Jose bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Embarcadero to San Jose is to bus which takes 1 h and costs $11 - $25. Alternatively, you can Caltrain, which costs $11 - $15 and takes 1 h 42 min.

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Embarcadero to San Jose bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Jose, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Embarcadero to San Jose is 50 miles. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Embarcadero to San Jose.

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  • Distance: 42.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h

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. Amtrak also services this route once daily. 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 BART Station to Fremont BART Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
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
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Francisco - Transbay Terminal Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Fremont Bart Station to 2Nd & St John
Ave. Duration
31 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
Assist
$75 - $100
UberX
$75 - $100
WAV
$75 - $100
UberXL
$110 - $150
Select
$160 - $210
Black
$220 - $280
Black 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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