There are 5 ways to get from Menlo Park to San Jose by train, bus, 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

Caltrain  •  39 min

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

$4 - $6

Cheapest option

Line 522 bus  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to Santa Clara & 2Nd 522 / ...

$4

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Menlo Park to San Jose 20.7 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Menlo Park to San Jose 20.7 miles

$2 - $3

Uber  •  24 min

  1. Take an Uber from Menlo Park to San Jose 20.7 miles

$30 - $40

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

Caltrain operates a train from Menlo Park to San Jose every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 39 min. Alternatively, Santa Clara VTA operates a bus from Menlo Park to San Jose every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Menlo Park Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Caltrain Station to Santa Clara & 2Nd
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Menlo Park to San Jose
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$60 - $80
ASSIST
$30 - $40
uberX
$30 - $40
WAV
$30 - $40
uberXL
$50 - $65
SELECT
$70 - $90
BLACK
$95 - $120
SUV
$100 - $140
Taxi from Menlo Park to San Jose
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Menlo Park to San Jose?

The distance between Menlo Park and San Jose is 28 km. The road distance is 33 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Menlo Park to San Jose?

The cheapest way to get from Menlo Park to San Jose is to drive which costs $2 - $3 and takes 24 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Menlo Park to San Jose?

The quickest way to get from Menlo Park to San Jose is to taxi which takes 24 min and costs $110 - $140.

Is there a direct train between Menlo Park and San Jose?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Menlo Park Caltrain and arriving at San Jose Diridon Caltrain. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 39 min.

Is there a direct bus between Menlo Park and San Jose?

No, there is no direct bus from Menlo Park to San Jose. However, there are services departing from El Camino Real & Oak Grove Ave-Menlo Park Caltrain and arriving at Santa Clara & 2Nd via Palo Alto Caltrain Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

How long does it take to get from Menlo Park to San Jose?

The Caltrain from Menlo Park Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain takes 39 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.