• Our partners include:

  • Greyhound USA
  • VIA Rail
  • Amtrak
  • Acela Express
  • Megabus
  • SuperShuttle
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia

There are 8 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Alcatraz Island by tram, bus, subway, ferry, train, 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

Line 901 tram, line 181 bus, BART, tram, ferry  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the line 901 tram from Karina Court Station to Civic Center Station 901 / ...
  2. Take the line 181 bus from 1St & Mission to Warm Springs Bart 181
  3. Take the BART from Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station to Embarcadero BART Station
  4. Take the tram from Market St & Main St to The Embarcadero & Bay St F
  5. Take the ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island

$42 - $47

7 alternative options

Caltrain, ferry  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island

$42 - $44

Bus, ferry  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to San Francisco, CA
  2. Take the ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island

$44 - $60

Taxi  •  56 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Alcatraz Island 49.2 miles

$270 - $330

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Alcatraz Island 49.2 miles

$4 - $7

Towncar  •  56 min

  1. Take a town car from San Jose Airport to Alcatraz Island 49.2 miles

$170 - $250

Shuttle  •  56 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose Airport to Alcatraz Island

$120 - $170

Uber  •  56 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Alcatraz Island 49.2 miles

$75 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Alcatraz Island is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 56 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Alcatraz Island is to taxi which costs $270 - $330 and takes 56 min.

More details

The distance between San Jose Airport (SJC) and Alcatraz Island is 42 miles. The road distance is 49.2 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Alcatraz Island without a car is to line 901 tram and line 181 bus and BART and tram and ferry which takes 2 h 50 min and costs $40 - $50.

More details

It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Alcatraz Island, including transfers.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between San Jose Airport (SJC) to Alcatraz Island is 49 miles. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Alcatraz Island.

Get driving directions

There are 586+ hotels available in Alcatraz Island. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Alcatraz Island.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 41.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

What companies run services between San Jose Airport (SJC), USA and Alcatraz Island, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Alcatraz Island. However, you can take the line 901 tram to Civic Center Station, take the walk to 1St & Mission, take the line 181 bus to Warm Springs Bart, take the walk to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station, take the BART to Embarcadero BART Station, take the walk to Market St & Main St, take the tram to The Embarcadero & Bay St, take the walk to San Francisco Pier 33, take the ferry to Alcatraz Island, then take the walk to Alcatraz Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Alcatraz Island via San Francisco Caltrain, King St & 4th St, The Embarcadero & Bay St, San Francisco Pier 33, and Alcatraz Island in around 3 h 18 min.

Train operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Tram from Karina Court Station to Civic Center Station
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
vta.org
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station to Embarcadero BART Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bart.gov
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Tram from Market St & Main St to The Embarcadero & Bay St
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from 1St & Mission to Warm Springs Bart
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Shuttles by Jayride
Website
jayride.com
Shuttle from San Jose Airport to Alcatraz Island
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Shuttle
$120 - $170
Ferry operators
Alcatraz Cruises
Website
alcatrazcruises.com
Ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
alcatrazcruises.com
Other operators
Private Transfers
Website
jayride.com
Towncar from San Jose Airport to Alcatraz Island
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$170 - $250
Private
$170 - $250
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Alcatraz Island
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$60 - $85
Assist
$75 - $95
UberX
$75 - $95
WAV
$75 - $95
UberXL
$110 - $150
Select
$160 - $200
Black
$210 - $270
Black SUV
$240 - $300
Taxi from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Alcatraz Island
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$270 - $330
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.