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There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC) by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Recommended option

Caltrain  •  2h 1m

  1. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain Ltd A / ...

$17 - $20

Cheapest option

Line 398 bus, line 22 bus  •  2h 49m

  1. Take the line 398 bus from SFO Airport Terminal G-Lower Level to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B 398
  2. Take the line 22 bus from Palo Alto Transit Center to Santa Clara Transit Center 22 / ...

$12 - $16

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BART  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport to Balboa Park Red-N / ...
  2. Take the BART from Balboa Park to Milpitas Green-N

$18 - $23

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC) 34 miles

$190 - $240

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC) 34 miles

$3 - $5

Shuttle  •  45 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco International Airport to San Jose International Airport Monterey Airbus

$24 - $30

Towncar  •  36 min

  1. Take a town car from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport 34 miles

$140 - $200

Towncar #2  •  36 min

  1. Take a town car from San Francisco Airport to San Jose Airport (SJC) 34 miles

$140 - $200

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 2h 3m and covers a distance of around 37 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 22m. 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 113 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 3m
Fastest journey time:
1h 22m
Journey distance:
37 miles
Services per week:
113
Cheapest price:
$17
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:04
Last service departs at:
22:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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

San Francisco Airport (SFO) → San Jose Airport (SJC)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in San Jose Airport (SJC) is 800-232-4636.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC) is to drive which costs $3 - $5 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 Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A, Palo Alto Transit Center and Santa Clara Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 49m.

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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 2h 1m and costs $16 - $21.

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It takes approximately 2h 1m 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 2h 1m and costs $16 - $21. Alternatively, you can line 398 bus and line 22 bus, which costs $12 - $16 and takes 2h 49m.

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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: 2h 1m

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 $7 - $9 and the journey takes 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport (SJC) via Redwood City Caltrain-Lane A, Palo Alto Transit Center, and Santa Clara Transit Center in around 2h 49m.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport to Balboa Park
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Balboa Park to Milpitas
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal G-Lower Level to Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
samtrans.com
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 8m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
vta.org
Monterey Airbus
Phone
831-373-7777
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from San Francisco International Airport to San Jose International Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
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.

Contact Details
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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