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

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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

6 alternative options

Line 10 bus, line 522 bus, bus, line 8 bus, ferry  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the line 10 bus from San Jose Airport - Terminal A to Santa Clara Caltrain Station 10
  2. Take the line 522 bus from Santa Clara Caltrain Station to Santa Clara & Montgomery 522 / ...
  3. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
  4. Take the line 8 bus from Kearny St & Geary St to Kearny St & North Point St 8 / ...
  5. Take the ferry from San Francisco Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island

$48 - $62

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 - $100

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.

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

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

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The best way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Alcatraz Island without a car is to Caltrain and ferry which takes 3 h 18 min and costs $42 - $45.

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Alcatraz Island, including transfers.

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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.

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Map of how to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Alcatraz Island.
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  • Distance: 41.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 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 Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain, take the walk to King St & 4th 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 Santa Clara Caltrain Station, Santa Clara & Montgomery, San Jose, Ca, San Francisco, Ca, Kearny St & Geary St, Kearny St & North Point St, San Francisco Pier 33, and Alcatraz Island in around 3 h 27 min.

Train operators
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from San Jose Airport - Terminal A to Santa Clara Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Bus from Santa Clara Caltrain Station to Santa Clara & Montgomery
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
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 Jose, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Website
sfmta.com
Bus from Kearny St & Geary St to Kearny St & North Point St
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sfmta.com
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
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 - $100
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$75 - $100
UberX
$75 - $100
WAV
$75 - $100
UberXL
$110 - $150
Select
$160 - $210
Black
$220 - $280
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
Jayride
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from San Jose Airport to Alcatraz Island
Estimated price
$170 - $250
Shuttle from San Jose Airport to Alcatraz Island
Estimated price
$120 - $170

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