There are 9 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to San Rafael by shuttle, bus, train, subway, car or towncar

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

Shuttle, Marin Airporter  •  2 h 35 min

$65 - $66

Cheapest option

BART, line 40 bus  •  3 h

  1. Warm Springs/South Fremont - Richmond
  2. 40 / ...

$12 - $15

7 alternative options

Train, bus, line 40 bus  •  2 h 37 min

  1. 72M
  2. 40

$30 - $54

Bus, line 101 bus  •  3 h 32 min

  1. 6860 / ...
  2. 101 / ...

$19 - $38

Caltrain, line 101 bus  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Local / ...
  2. 101

$17 - $22

Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. 62.7 miles

$6 - $9

Towncar  •  1 h 10 min

  1. 62.7 miles

$210 - $290

Shuttle  •  1 h 10 min

$130 - $180

Uber  •  1 h 10 min

  1. 62.7 miles

$95 - $130

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

You can take a bus from San Jose Airport (SJC) to San Rafael via Santa Clara Caltrain Station, Santa Clara Caltrain, San Jose Diridon Caltrain, San Jose, Ca, San Francisco, Ca, and Main St & Folsom St-Transbay Terminal in around 3 h 32 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 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
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Fremont to El Cerrito del Norte
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from San Jose International Airport to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Marin Airporter
Website
marinairporter.com
Bus from San Francisco Airport to San Rafael Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $21
Schedules at
marinairporter.com
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
Golden Gate Transit
Website
goldengate.org
Bus from Tewksbury Ave & Castro St to Irene St & Francisco Blvd E
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to San Rafael Transit Center Platform B
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Main St & Folsom St-Transbay Terminal to San Rafael Transit Center Platform C
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Mission St & 5th St to San Rafael Transit Center Platform C
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Jose Airport (SJC) to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$80 - $110
ASSIST
$95 - $130
uberX
$95 - $130
WAV
$95 - $130
uberXL
$140 - $180
SELECT
$200 - $250
BLACK
$280 - $350
SUV
$310 - $380
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from San Jose Airport to San Rafael
Estimated price
$210 - $290
Shuttle from San Jose Airport to San Rafael
Estimated price
$130 - $180

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Jose Airport (SJC) and San Rafael is 86 km. The road distance is 100 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to San Rafael is to drive which costs $6 - $9 and takes 1 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to San Rafael is to drive which takes 1 h 10 min and costs $6 - $9.

It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to San Rafael, including transfers.