There are 9 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Petaluma by train, bus, 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.

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Caltrain, bus Sonoma Airport Express  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Francisco Airport, CA to Petaluma, CA San Francisco Airport

$40 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus via Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to San Bruno BART-Bay 5 Ecr
  2. Take the bus from 7th St & Market St to 4th St & C St 101 / ...

$16 - $23

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Bus  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6860 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salesforce Transit Center to E Washington St & Lakeville St 101 / ...

$22 - $40

Train, bus, line 40 bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station
  2. Take the bus from Richmond BART to Tewksbury Av:Castro St 72M
  3. Take the line 40 bus from Tewksbury Ave & Castro St to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B 40
  4. Take the train from San Rafael to Petaluma Downtown

Caltrain, bus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mission St & 5th St to 4th St & C St 101 / ...

$21 - $28

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Petaluma 84.1 miles

$8 - $12

Towncar  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take a town car from San Jose Airport to Petaluma 84.1 miles

$260 - $370

Shuttle  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose Airport to Petaluma

$140 - $190

Uber  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Petaluma 84.1 miles

$130 - $170

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Petaluma. However, there are services departing from San Jose Airport - Terminal A and arriving at E Washington St & Lakeville St via Santa Clara Caltrain Station, San Jose, Ca and Salesforce Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 1 min.

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The distance between San Jose Airport (SJC) and Petaluma is 71 miles. The road distance is 84.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Petaluma without a car is to Caltrain and bus which takes 3 h 38 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Petaluma, including transfers.

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San Jose Airport (SJC) to Petaluma bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Jose, Ca station.

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San Jose Airport (SJC) to Petaluma bus services, operated by Golden Gate Transit, arrive at E Washington St & Lakeville St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose Airport (SJC) to Petaluma is 84 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to drive from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Petaluma.

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There are 99+ hotels available in Petaluma. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Petaluma.
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  • Distance: 71.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 min

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

You can take a bus from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Petaluma via Santa Clara Caltrain Station, Santa Clara & Montgomery, San Jose, Ca, San Francisco, Ca, and Salesforce Transit Center in around 4 h 1 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
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
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from San Rafael to Petaluma Downtown
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
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 Jose, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Salesforce Transit Center to E Washington St & Lakeville St
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Tewksbury Ave & Castro St to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Mission St & 5th St to 4th St & C St
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from 7th St & Market St to 4th St & C St
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Richmond BART to Tewksbury Av:Castro St
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to San Bruno BART-Bay 5
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Petaluma
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$130 - $170
UberX
$130 - $170
WAV
$130 - $170
UberXL
$190 - $250
Select
$270 - $350
Black
$370 - $470
Black SUV
$410 - $550
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from San Jose Airport to Petaluma
Estimated price
$260 - $370
Shuttle from San Jose Airport to Petaluma
Estimated price
$140 - $190

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