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There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC) by train, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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

  1. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain

Cheapest option

Line 292 bus, bus, line 22 bus

  1. Take the line 292 bus from SFO Airport Terminal G-Lower Level to El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd
  2. Take the bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
  3. Take the line 22 bus from Palo Alto Transit Center to Santa Clara Transit Center

5 alternative options

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC)

Drive

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC)

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport

Shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from SFO - San Francisco Airport Domestic to San Jose International Airport

Towncar #2

  1. Take a town car from San Francisco Airport to San Jose Airport (SJC)

San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC) by subway, train and bus

The journey time between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and San Jose Airport (SJC) is around 1h 54m and covers a distance of around 37 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 35 min. Operated by BART, Caltrain and Santa Clara VTA, the San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC) service departs from San Francisco International Airport and arrives in San Jose Airport Terminal A. Typically 215 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

215 Weekly Services
1h 54m Average Duration
$11 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC) is to drive which costs $6 - $9 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC) is to taxi which costs $190 - $240 and takes 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC). However, there are services departing from SFO Airport Terminal G-Lower Level and arriving at San Jose Airport Terminal A via El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd, Palo Alto Transit Center and Santa Clara Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 18m.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and San Jose Airport (SJC) is 31 miles. The road distance is 34 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC) without a car is to Caltrain which takes 1h 54m and costs $10 - $21.

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It takes approximately 1h 54m to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC), including transfers.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC) bus services, operated by SamTrans, depart from SFO Airport Terminal G-Lower Level station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC) is to Caltrain which takes 1h 54m and costs $10 - $21. Alternatively, you can line 292 bus and bus and line 22 bus, which costs $5 - $16 and takes 3h 18m.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC) bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Santa Clara Transit Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC) is 34 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC).

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC).
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  • Distance: 30.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 54m

What companies run services between San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA and San Jose Airport (SJC), USA?

Caltrain operates a train from Millbrae Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $9 and the journey takes 1h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC) via El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd, Palo Alto Transit Center, and Santa Clara Transit Center in around 3h 18m.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 800-660-4287
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
One-way Senior / Disabled / Youth / Medicare Cardholder
$3 - $5
One-way Adult
$7 - $9
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal G-Lower Level to El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
samtrans.com
Youth 5-18, Senior 65+, Disabled
$3
Adults 19-64
$5
Bus from El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Website
samtrans.com
Adults 19-64
$2 - $5
Youth 5-18, Seniors 65+, Disabled
$1 - $3
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Center to Santa Clara Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
vta.org
Senior 65+ and Disabled
$1
Youth 5-18
$2
Adult
$3
Monterey Airbus
Phone
831-373-7777
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from SFO - San Francisco Airport Domestic to San Jose International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Online Discount
$25
Standard Rate
$30
Other operators
Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

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Towncar from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Private
$140 - $200
Towncar from San Francisco Airport to San Jose Airport (SJC)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Private
$140 - $200
Taxi from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$190 - $240
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com

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