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

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Caltrain  •  30 min

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

$6 - $8

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Line 522 bus  •  1 h 37 min

  1. 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

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

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

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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 Caltrain Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 37 min.

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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 30 min.

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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 30 min and costs $6 - $8.

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

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Redwood City to San Jose bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Palo Alto Caltrain 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 30 min and costs $6 - $8. Alternatively, you can line 522 bus, which costs $4 - $5 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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  • Distance: 21.4 miles
  • Duration: 30 min

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 30 min. Alternatively, Santa Clara VTA operates a bus from Redwood City to San Jose every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min.

Train operators
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 Redwood City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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uber.com
Assist
$35 - $50
UberX
$35 - $50
WAV
$35 - $50
UberXL
$55 - $70
Select
$75 - $100
Black
$100 - $130
Black SUV
$110 - $150
Taxi from Redwood City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
25 min
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 25 min to drive from Redwood City to San Jose.

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