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

Recommended option

Train, bus, line 40 bus  •  4h 7m

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

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to San Francisco LA-Oakland
  2. Take the bus from Mission St & 1st St to 4th St & C St 101 / ...

$19 - $36

7 alternative options

Line 181 bus, BART, line 40 bus, train  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the line 181 bus from 1st & Mission to Warm Springs BART 181
  2. Take the BART from Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station to El Cerrito del Norte BART Station
  3. Take the line 40 bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to San Rafael Transit Centet 40 / ...
  4. Take the train from San Rafael to Petaluma Downtown

Caltrain, bus  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mission St & 2nd St to E Washington St & Lakeville St 101 / ...

$22 - $32

Line 522 bus, night bus, bus  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the line 522 bus from Santa Clara Transit Center to Palo Alto Transit Center 522 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to SFO Airport Terminal 2-Lower Level 397
  3. Take the bus from San Francisco Airport, CA to Petaluma, CA

$35 - $48

Drive  •  1h 32m

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

$8 - $12

Towncar  •  1h 32m

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

$260 - $370

Shuttle  •  1h 32m

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

$140 - $190

Uber  •  1h 32m

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

$95 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Petaluma is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Petaluma is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1h 32m.

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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 4th St & C St via Santa Clara Transit Center, San Jose, CA and Mission St & 1st St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 58m.

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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 train and bus and line 40 bus which takes 4h 7m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 7m 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 Boltbus, 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 4th St & C St station.

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

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There are 112+ hotels available in Petaluma. Prices start at $111 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: 4h 7m

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 Transit Center, Santa Clara & Montgomery, San Jose, CA, San Francisco, and Mission St & 1st St in around 4h 58m.

Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
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
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station to El Cerrito del Norte BART Station
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Richmond BART Station to Tewksbury Av:Castro St
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Tewksbury Ave & Castro St to San Rafael Transit Centet
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to San Rafael Transit Centet
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Mission St & 2nd St to E Washington St & Lakeville St
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Mission St & 1st St to 4th St & C St
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from 1st & Mission to Warm Springs BART
Ave. Duration
18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Bus from Santa Clara Transit Center to Palo Alto Transit Center
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Boltbus
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Night bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to SFO Airport Terminal 2-Lower Level
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Shuttles by Jayride
Shuttle from San Jose Airport to Petaluma
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Shuttle
$140 - $190
Other operators
Private Transfers
Towncar from San Jose Airport to Petaluma
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$260 - $370
Private
$260 - $370
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Petaluma
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$80 - $110
Assist
$95 - $120
UberX
$95 - $120
WAV
$95 - $120
UberXL
$160 - $210
Select
$250 - $310
Black
$330 - $420
Black SUV
$350 - $440

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