There are 8 ways to get from Santa Clara to Union Square by train, bus, taxi, car, towncar or bike

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

Caltrain via Stockton St & Sutter St  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Local / ...

$12 - $14

Cheapest option

Line 22 bus, bus via Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the line 22 bus from El Camino & Lincoln to Palo Alto Caltrain Station 22
  2. Take the bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to San Bruno BART-Bay 5 Ecr

$7 - $10

6 alternative options

Caltrain  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain Local / ...

$9 - $12

Line 22 bus, bus Greyhound USA  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the line 22 bus from El Camino & Jefferson to Santa Clara & Montgomery 22
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6860 / ...

$13 - $27

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Clara to Union Square 46.1 miles

$250 - $310

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Santa Clara to Union Square 46.1 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  50 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Clara to Union Square 46.1 miles

$70 - $95

Bikeshare  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Cycle from San Pedro St At Hedding St to Union Square (Powell St At Post St) 50.9 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Clara to Union Square is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Clara to Union Square is to taxi which costs $250 - $310 and takes 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Clara to Union Square. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Jefferson and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via San Jose, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Santa Clara Caltrain and arriving at San Francisco Caltrain. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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The distance between Santa Clara and Union Square is 39 miles. The road distance is 46.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Clara to Union Square without a car is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 49 min and costs $12 - $15.

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It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to get from Santa Clara to Union Square, including transfers.

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Santa Clara to Union Square bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from El Camino & Jefferson station.

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Santa Clara to Union Square train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from Santa Clara Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from Santa Clara to Union Square is to Caltrain which takes 1 h 49 min and costs $12 - $15. Alternatively, you can line 22 bus and bus, which costs $13 - $27 and takes 2 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Santa Clara to Union Square.
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  • Distance: 39.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 49 min

What companies run services between Santa Clara, CA, USA and Union Square, CA, USA?

Caltrain operates a train from Santa Clara to Union Square every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Clara to Union Square via Santa Clara & Montgomery, San Jose, Ca, and San Francisco, Ca in around 2 h 18 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 El Camino & Jefferson to Santa Clara & Montgomery
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Lincoln to Palo Alto Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
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 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Clara to Union Square
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$70 - $95
UberX
$70 - $95
WAV
$70 - $95
UberXL
$100 - $140
Select
$150 - $190
Black
$200 - $260
Black SUV
$220 - $290
Ford GoBike
Website
gbfs.fordgobike.com
Bike from San Pedro St At Hedding St to Union Square (Powell St At Post St)
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Santa Clara to Union Square
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$250 - $310
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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