• SJC and SFO via public transit

    To get to Mineta San Jose from Caltrain:

    1. Take Caltrain to Santa Clara station
    2. Transfer to VTA bus 10/Airport Flyer to SJC Terminal A or B. The ride on the bus is free.

    To get to Caltrain from Mineta San Jose:

    1. From SJC Terminal A (stop is located by the parking garage) or B (stop is in the median between the terminal and parking), take the free VTA bus 10/Airport Flyer toward “Santa Clara Caltrain.” Make sure the signs on the bus say Santa Clara because line 10 buses to light rail also serve the same stops.
    2. Transfer to Caltrain at Santa Clara. Purchase train ticket from machine at the station.

    VTA line 10 runs at every 15 minutes most of the time and every 30 minutes at night and early morning hours.


    To get to SFO from Caltrain:

    1. Take Caltrain to Millbrae station
    2. Transfer to BART at Millbrae.
      1. During weekday daytime:
        1. Take any train leaving Millbrae and get off at the next station in San Bruno.
        2. Walk across the platform and board the next train going to SFO.
      2. On weeknights and weekends:
        1. Take any train leaving Millbrae and get off at the next station at SFO.
    3. Get off at SFO stop, which is by the International Terminal. Riders heading to Domestic terminals can walk or take the free AirTrain above the BART station.

    To get to Caltrain from SFO:

    1. Walk or take AirTrain from airport terminals to the BART station at SFO.
    2. Buy BART ticket and enter the paid area of the station.
      1. During weekday daytime:
        1. Take any train leaving SFO and get off at the next station in San Bruno.
        2. Walk across the platform and board the next train going to Millbrae.
      2. On weeknights and weekends:
        1. Take train heading to Millbrae only (not SF/Pittsburg Bay Point) and get off at the next stop in Millbrae.
    3. Get off at Millbrae and transfer to Caltrain. Riders heading south on Caltrain need to go up to concourse to cross the Caltrain tracks.

    During weekday daytime, BART trains run every 15 minutes. On nights and weekends, BART trains run every 20 minutes.

    Clipper card is accepted on BART and Caltrain, and using Clipper would avoid having to buy separate tickets on Caltrain and BART at higher fares. New Clipper cards can be purchased at any BART station including SFO, but not at most Caltrain stations.

    As an alternative to BART (since it charges a fare of $4.05), you can take SamTrans bus 292, 398, or KX instead. These lines stop at other Caltrain stations before heading to the airport. However those lines do not run very frequent (30 minutes for 292 and hourly for 398 and KX) and are not timed to connect with Caltrain.

    For schedule information, use the MTC trip planner.

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