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

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Caltrain  •  44m

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

$6 - $8

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Bus, line 522 bus  •  1h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr
  2. Take the line 522 bus from Palo Alto Transit Center to Santa Clara & 2nd 522 / ...

$4 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  25m

  1. Take a taxi from Redwood City to San Jose 23.2 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  25m

  1. Drive from Redwood City to San Jose 23.2 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  25m

  1. Take an Uber from Redwood City to San Jose 23.2 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Redwood City to San Jose is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Redwood City to San Jose is to taxi which costs $130 - $160 and takes 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Redwood City to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A and arriving at Santa Clara & 2nd via Palo Alto Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Redwood City Caltrain and arriving at San Jose Diridon Caltrain. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 44m.

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The distance between Redwood City and San Jose is 21 miles. The road distance is 23.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Redwood City to San Jose without a car is to Caltrain which takes 44m and costs $6 - $8.

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The Caltrain from Redwood City Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain takes 44m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Redwood City to San Jose bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A station.

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Redwood City to San Jose train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from Redwood City Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from Redwood City to San Jose is to Caltrain which takes 44m and costs $6 - $8. Alternatively, you can bus and line 522 bus, which costs $4 - $8 and takes 1h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Redwood City to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 21.4 miles
  • Duration: 44m

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

Caltrain operates a train from Redwood City to San Jose hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $8 and the journey takes 44m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Redwood City to San Jose via Palo Alto Transit Center in around 1h 40m.

Train operators
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
23m
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 Transit Center to Santa Clara & 2nd
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Redwood City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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UberPool
$45 - $60
Assist
$30 - $45
UberX
$30 - $45
WAV
$30 - $45
UberXL
$50 - $70
Select
$80 - $110
Black
$110 - $140
Black SUV
$120 - $160
Taxi from Redwood City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
25m
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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Redwood City to San Jose bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Santa Clara & 2nd station.

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Redwood City to San Jose train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at San Jose Diridon Caltrain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Redwood City to San Jose is 23 miles. It takes approximately 25m to drive from Redwood City to San Jose.

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