There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to San Jose State University by bus, train, subway, taxi, car, towncar or bike

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Bus  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6853

$14 - $27

Cheapest option

BART, line 181 bus  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Fremont BART Station Warm Springs/South Fremont - Daly City
  2. Take the line 181 bus from Fremont Bart Station to 2Nd & Santa Clara 181

$7 - $8

6 alternative options

Caltrain via Santa Clara & 6Th  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Bullet / ...

$12 - $14

Caltrain  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Bullet / ...

$9 - $12

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Francisco to San Jose State University 48.8 miles

$270 - $330

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to San Jose State University 48.8 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  50 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Francisco to San Jose State University 48.8 miles

$75 - $100

Bikeshare  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Cycle from S Van Ness Ave At Market St to San Fernando At 7Th St 51.7 miles

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to San Jose State University is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to San Jose State University is to taxi which costs $270 - $330 and takes 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to San Jose State University. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Santa Clara & 6Th via Santa Clara & Montgomery. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at San Jose Diridon Caltrain. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and San Jose State University is 42 miles. The road distance is 48.8 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Jose State University without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 18 min and costs $13 - $27.

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It takes approximately 1 h 18 min to get from San Francisco to San Jose State University, including transfers.

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San Francisco to San Jose State University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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San Francisco to San Jose State University train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from San Francisco Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Jose State University is to bus which takes 1 h 18 min and costs $13 - $27. Alternatively, you can Caltrain, which costs $11 - $14 and takes 1 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to San Jose State University.
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  • Distance: 42.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 18 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and San Jose State University, CA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Francisco to San Jose State University hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $25 and the journey takes 1 h. Alternatively, Caltrain operates a train from San Francisco to San Jose State University hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min.

Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Fremont BART Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Fremont Bart Station to 2Nd & Santa Clara
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco to San Jose State University
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$75 - $100
UberX
$75 - $100
WAV
$75 - $100
UberXL
$110 - $150
Select
$160 - $200
Black
$210 - $270
Black SUV
$240 - $300
Ford GoBike
Website
gbfs.fordgobike.com
Bike from S Van Ness Ave At Market St to San Fernando At 7Th St
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from San Francisco to San Jose State University
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$270 - $330
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com

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San Francisco to San Jose State University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Jose, Ca station.

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San Francisco to San Jose State University train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at San Jose Diridon Caltrain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to San Jose State University is 49 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from San Francisco to San Jose State University.

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There are 328+ hotels available in San Jose State University. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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