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

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Caltrain  •  39 min

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

$5 - $7

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Line 522 bus  •  1 h 21 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 - $45

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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 21 min.

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

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The distance between Menlo Park and San Jose is 18 miles. The road distance is 20.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Menlo Park to San Jose without a car is to Caltrain which takes 39 min and costs .

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

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Menlo Park to San Jose bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Palo Alto Caltrain Station.

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Menlo Park to San Jose train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from Menlo Park Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from Menlo Park to San Jose is to Caltrain which takes 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 522 bus, which costs and takes 1 h 21 min.

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Menlo Park to San Jose bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Santa Clara & 2Nd station.

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Menlo Park to San Jose train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at San Jose Diridon Caltrain station.

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Map of how to get from Menlo Park to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 17.7 miles
  • Duration: 39 min

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

Caltrain operates a train from Menlo Park to San Jose hourly. Tickets cost $5 - $7 and the journey takes 39 min. Alternatively, Santa Clara VTA operates a bus from Menlo Park to San Jose every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 1 h 13 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
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 Menlo Park to San Jose
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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uber.com
Assist
$30 - $45
UberX
$30 - $45
WAV
$30 - $45
UberXL
$45 - $65
Select
$70 - $90
Black
$90 - $120
Black SUV
$100 - $130
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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Yes, the driving distance between Menlo Park to San Jose is 21 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from Menlo Park to San Jose.

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