Directions from Redwood City to San Jose

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Recommended option

Caltrain  •  30 min

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

$5 - $7

Cheapest option

Bus, line 522 bus  •  1 h 46 min

  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 Caltrain Station to Santa Clara & 2Nd 522 / ...

$4

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  25 min

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

$130 - $160

Drive  •  25 min

  1. Drive from Redwood City to San Jose 23.2 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  25 min

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

$35 - $50

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 $5 - $7 and the journey takes 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Redwood City to San Jose via Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 and Palo Alto Caltrain Station in around 1 h 46 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Redwood City Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 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 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 Redwood City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$65 - $85
ASSIST
$35 - $50
uberX
$35 - $50
WAV
$35 - $50
uberXL
$55 - $70
SELECT
$75 - $100
BLACK
$100 - $130
SUV
$110 - $150
Taxi from Redwood City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Redwood City and San Jose is 34 km. The road distance is 37 km.

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

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

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 30 min.

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 Caltrain Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 46 min.

The Caltrain from Redwood City Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain takes 30 min including transfers and departs hourly.