There are 7 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.

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Bus  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from E Hillsdale Blvd:Shell Blvd to Hayward BART Station M
  2. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6781 / ...

$11 - $23

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

5 alternative options

Caltrain  •  1 h 29 min

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

$8 - $11

Caltrain via E Hillsdale Blvd & Foster City Blvd  •  1 h 59 min

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

$8 - $12

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

No, there is no direct bus from Foster City to San Jose. However, there are services departing from E Hillsdale Blvd:Shell Blvd and arriving at San Jose, Ca via Hayward, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 29 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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The best way to get from Foster City to San Jose without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to get from Foster City to San Jose, including transfers.

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Foster City to San Jose bus services, operated by AC Transit, depart from E Hillsdale Blvd:Shell Blvd station.

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The best way to get from Foster City to San Jose is to bus which takes 1 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can Caltrain, which costs and takes 1 h 29 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Foster City to San Jose is 29 miles. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from Foster City to San Jose.

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There are 339+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Foster City to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 25.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min

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 Hayward BART Station and Hayward, Ca in around 1 h 29 min. Alternatively, Caltrain operates a train from Foster City to San Jose hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 56 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from E Hillsdale Blvd:Shell Blvd to Hayward BART Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
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
Website
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
Assist
$45 - $60
UberX
$45 - $60
WAV
$45 - $60
UberXL
$65 - $90
Select
$95 - $120
Black
$130 - $160
Black 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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