There are 8 ways to get from Santa Clara to University of California by train, subway, 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

Train, BART  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak Capitol Corridor
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Downtown Berkeley BART Station Warm Springs/South Fremont - Richmond

$25 - $46

Cheapest option

Line 181 bus, BART  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the line 181 bus from San Jose Caltrain Station to Fremont Bart Station 181
  2. Take the BART from Fremont BART Station to Downtown Berkeley BART Station Warm Springs/South Fremont - Richmond

$8 - $10

6 alternative options

Caltrain, BART  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the BART from Millbrae BART Station to Downtown Berkeley BART Station Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae

$15 - $20

Bus, line 6 bus  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6844 / ...
  2. Take the line 6 bus from Thomas L Berkley Way to Bancroft Way:Telegraph Av 6

$16 - $29

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Clara to University of California 46 miles

$250 - $310

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Santa Clara to University of California 46 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  55 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Clara to University of California 46 miles

$70 - $95

Bikeshare  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Cycle from San Pedro St At Hedding St to Hearst Ave At Euclid Ave 51.2 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Clara to University of California is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Clara to University of California is to taxi which costs $250 - $310 and takes 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Clara to University of California. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Jefferson and arriving at Bancroft Way:Telegraph Av via San Jose, Ca and Thomas L Berkley Way. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

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The distance between Santa Clara and University of California is 40 miles. The road distance is 46 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Clara to University of California without a car is to train and BART which takes 1 h 30 min and costs $24 - $50.

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It takes approximately 1 h 30 min to get from Santa Clara to University of California, including transfers.

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Santa Clara to University of California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Jose, Ca station.

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Santa Clara to University of California bus services, operated by AC Transit, arrive at Bancroft Way:Telegraph Av station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Clara to University of California is 46 miles. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Santa Clara to University of California.

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There are 514+ hotels available in University of California. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Clara to University of California.
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  • Distance: 39.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

What companies run services between Santa Clara, CA, USA and University of California, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Clara to University of California via Santa Clara & Montgomery, San Jose, Ca, Oakland, Ca, Thomas L Berkley Way, and Bancroft Way:Telegraph Av in around 2 h 36 min.

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Downtown Berkeley BART Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from Millbrae BART Station to Downtown Berkeley BART Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from Fremont BART Station to Downtown Berkeley BART Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from San Jose Caltrain Station to Fremont Bart Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 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 Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Thomas L Berkley Way to Bancroft Way:Telegraph Av
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Clara to University of California
Ave. Duration
55 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 Hearst Ave At Euclid Ave
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Santa Clara to University of California
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$250 - $310
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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