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

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Bus Flixbus USA, line 522 bus  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to San Jose FlixBus
  2. Take the line 522 bus from Eastridge Transit Center to Santa Clara & 5th 22 / ...

$6 - $15

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BART, line 181 bus  •  1h 44m

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Warm Springs/South Fremont Green
  2. Take the line 181 bus from Warm Springs BART to 2nd & Saint John 181

$8 - $11

Caltrain via 4th & San Fernando  •  1h 53m

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

$12 - $24

Caltrain  •  2h 1m

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

$9 - $12

Bus SamTrans, line 522 bus  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Mission St & John Daly Blvd to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1 Ecr
  2. Take the line 522 bus from Palo Alto Transit Center to Santa Clara & 6th 522 / ...

$7 - $12

Taxi  •  50m

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

$270 - $330

Drive  •  50m

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

$4 - $7

Uber  •  50m

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

$60 - $75

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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 50m.

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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 50m.

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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 and arriving at Santa Clara & 5th via Eastridge Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 45m.

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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 1h 35m.

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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 and line 522 bus which takes 1h 45m and costs $6 - $16.

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It takes approximately 1h 45m 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 Flixbus USA, depart from San Francisco 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 and line 522 bus which takes 1h 45m and costs $6 - $16. Alternatively, you can Caltrain, which costs $11 - $24 and takes 1h 53m.

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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: 1h 45m

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to San Jose State University via San Jose, Eastridge Transit Center, and Santa Clara & 5th in around 1h 45m. Alternatively, Caltrain operates a train from San Francisco to San Jose State University hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $12 and the journey takes 1h 35m.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Warm Springs/South Fremont
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Eastridge Transit Center to Santa Clara & 5th
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Bus from Warm Springs BART to 2nd & Saint John
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Center to Santa Clara & 6th
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Mission St & John Daly Blvd to Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 1
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Francisco to San Jose State University
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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uber.com
UberPool
$60 - $80
Assist
$60 - $75
UberX
$60 - $75
WAV
$60 - $75
UberXL
$95 - $130
Select
$150 - $190
Black
$200 - $260
Black SUV
$220 - $280
Taxi from San Francisco to San Jose State University
Ave. Duration
50m
Estimated price
$270 - $330
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
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com

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San Francisco to San Jose State University bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Santa Clara & 5th 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 50m to drive from San Francisco to San Jose State University.

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There are 372+ hotels available in San Jose State University. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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