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

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Caltrain, bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Hillsdale Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr to E Hillsdale Blvd & Shell Blvd 251 / ...

$8 - $11

Cheapest option

Line 522 bus, bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from Santa Clara Caltrain Station to Palo Alto Caltrain Station 522 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd Ecr

$8 - $10

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Foster City 27.6 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Foster City 27.6 miles

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  32 min

  1. Take a town car from San Jose Airport to Foster City 27.6 miles

$120 - $170

Shuttle  •  32 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose Airport to Foster City

$110 - $150

Uber  •  32 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Foster City 27.6 miles

$45 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Foster City is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Foster City is to taxi which costs $150 - $190 and takes 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Foster City. However, there are services departing from San Jose Airport - Terminal A and arriving at E Hillsdale Blvd & Shell Blvd via Santa Clara Caltrain Station, Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 and Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between San Jose Airport (SJC) and Foster City is 23 miles. The road distance is 27.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Foster City without a car is to Caltrain and bus which takes 1 h 55 min and costs $8 - $11.

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It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Foster City, including transfers.

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San Jose Airport (SJC) to Foster City bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Santa Clara Caltrain Station.

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San Jose Airport (SJC) to Foster City bus services, operated by SamTrans, arrive at El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose Airport (SJC) to Foster City is 28 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Foster City.

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There are 332+ hotels available in Foster City. Prices start at $108 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Foster City.
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  • Distance: 23 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 55 min

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

You can take a bus from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Foster City via Santa Clara Caltrain Station, Palo Alto Caltrain Station, Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9, El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd, and Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr in around 3 h 15 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to Hillsdale Caltrain
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Hillsdale Shopping Ctr to E Hillsdale Blvd & Shell Blvd
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
samtrans.com
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from W Hillsdale Blvd:Edison St to E Hillsdale Blvd:Center Park Ln
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Santa Clara Caltrain Station to Palo Alto Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Foster City
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$45 - $60
UberX
$45 - $60
WAV
$45 - $60
UberXL
$65 - $85
Select
$90 - $120
Black
$120 - $160
Black SUV
$130 - $180
Taxi from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Foster City
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from San Jose Airport to Foster City
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Shuttle from San Jose Airport to Foster City
Estimated price
$110 - $150

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