There are 5 ways to get from Foster City to San Jose by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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

Line 57 bus, Caltrain  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the line 57 bus from E Hillsdale Blvd & Edgewater Blvd to Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr 57 / ...
  2. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Bullet / ...

$7 - $10

Cheapest option

Bus, line 522 bus  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale 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 / ...

$6 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Foster City to San Jose 28.9 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Foster City to San Jose 28.9 miles

$2 - $5

Uber  •  30 min

  1. Take an Uber from Foster City to San Jose 28.9 miles

$45 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Foster City to San Jose is to drive which costs $2 - $5 and takes 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Foster City to San Jose is to taxi which costs $160 - $200 and takes 30 min.

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The distance between Foster City and San Jose is 26 miles. The road distance is 28.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to get from Foster City to San Jose, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Foster City to San Jose. However, there are services departing from E Hillsdale Blvd & Edgewater Blvd and arriving at Santa Clara & 2Nd via El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd and Palo Alto Caltrain Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 29 min.

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

You can take a bus from Foster City to San Jose via Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr, El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd, Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1, and Palo Alto Caltrain Station in around 2 h 29 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from E Hillsdale Blvd & Edgewater Blvd to Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 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 12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Foster City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$70 - $90
ASSIST
$45 - $60
uberX
$45 - $60
WAV
$45 - $60
uberXL
$65 - $85
SELECT
$95 - $120
BLACK
$130 - $160
SUV
$140 - $180
Taxi from Foster City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
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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