Pre Planned Trips

The following list includes the step-by-step directions to a variety of frequently visited destinations near main campus. All of the locations are pre-planned to include public transit routes and services.

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San Jose International Airport

From campus, walk three blocks west to the Paseo de San Antonio Light Rail station on 1st Street. Take northbound VTA light rail toward Alum Rock or Mountain View and disembark at Metro/Airport station.

From the station, walk to the bus stop by the curb and board the Airport Flyer Bus ( 10 ). Airport Flyer bus serves all terminals.

Department of Motor Vehicles

From campus, walk two blocks west to the Paseo de San Antonio Light Rail station on 2nd Street. Take southbound VTA bus 66 68 , or 82 . If you take line 82, disembark on Alma Avenue in front of the DMV office. If you take line 66 or 68, disembark Monterey Road by Alma Avenue and walk two blocks west on Alma Avenue to the DMV office. 

To return, simply reverse the directions.

Shopping Malls

Eastridge

From SJSU. take eastbound VTA Rapid bus 522 or local bus 22 on Santa Clara Street by 7th Street to Eastridge (25-30 minutes). Disembark the bus at Eastridge Transit Center, the end of the line. The shopping mall is located adjacent to the transit center.

Oakridge

Take southbound Light Rail toward Santa Teresa to Ohlone/Chynoweth Station . Stay on the same platform. Board another Light Rail toward Almaden and get off at the Oakridge station. The mall is located across the street (Winfield) from the Oakridge Light Rail station (25 minutes). 

For the return trip, take northbound Light Rail from Oakridge to Ohlone/Chynoweth Station, cross to the opposite platform, and take northbound Light Rail toward Alum Rock to Santa Clara Station on 1st Street.

Great Mall

From campus, walk three blocks west to the Paseo de San Antonio Light Rail station on 1st Street. Take northbound VTA Light Rail toward Alum Rock or bus 66 toward Milpitas. Disembark at the Great Mall/Main Light Rail station. The mall is located adjacent to the station. (28 minutes)

To return, simply reverse the directions.

Valley Fair Mall

From campus, walk to Paseo de San Antonio Station on 2nd Street and take VTA bus 23 toward de Anza College. Disembark at Valley Fair Transit Center. The mall is around the corner from the transit center. (36 minutes)

To return, simply reverse the directions.

Sports Arenas

Levi Stadium

From campus, walk three blocks west to the Paseo de San Antonio Light Rail station on 1st Street. Take northbound VTA light rail toward Mountain View and disembark at Great America station. From the station, walk east on Tasman Dr toward San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail, and turn right onto Marie P DeBartolo Way (55 minutes).

To return, simply reverse the directions.

SAP Center

  1. Take DASH Downtown Area Shuttle ) on 4th Street by San Fernando Street or Paseo de San Antonio. Disembark at San Jose Diridon station, a short walk from SAP Center.
  2. Take a westbound VTA bus 63 or 65 from stops on San Fernando Street by 5th or 7th streets, and disembark the bus at San Jose Diridon station, a short walk from SAP Center.

Take a westbound VTA bus 22 64 , or522 from stops on Santa Clara Street (one block north of campus) to either the San Jose Diridon station or SAP Center on Santa Clara by Cahill.  

Oakland Colliseum

From campus, walk to the Santa Clara Light Rail station on 1st Street between San Fernando and Santa Clara streets. Take a northbound VTA Express Bus 181 to Warm-Springs BART station. 

At Warm-Springs BART, board any train and disembark at Coliseum/Oakland Airport station. 

Use the pedestrian bridge to access the Arena and Coliseum from the BART station.

Nearby Attractions

Monterey Bay Aquarium

From SJSU (E. San Fernando by 7th Street), board a southbound Highway 17 Express Bus. Disembark the bus at Water & Ocean in Santa Cruz Metro Center (1 hr 17 min).

Board the Monterey Express Bus 78 at Ocean & Water. Disembark at Tyler / Franklin (Parking Garage), (1 hr 12 min).

Board the Bus Jazz B Aquarium at Tyler / Franklin. Disembark at Foam / Irving (7 min). Walk to Monterey Bay Aquarium (about 2 min).

Surrounding Colleges and Universities

Stanford University (bus route)

From SJSU, take westbound VTA Rapid bus 522 or local bus 22 on Santa Clara Street by 7th Street toward Palo Alto. Disembark the bus at Palo Alto Caltrain station (1 hour on line 522, 1 hour and 30 minutes on line 22).

From the Caltrain station, either walk across El Camino to the north edge of Stanford campus, or take the Marguerite Shuttle at the Caltrain station to destinations throughout the Stanford campus.

Note: Marguerite Shuttle also connects with VTA buses on El Camino by California Avenue.

UC Berkeley

From SJSU campus, walk to the Santa Clara Light Rail station on 1st Street between San Fernando and Santa Clara streets. Take northbound VTA express bus 181 to Fremont BART station.

At Fremont, board a BART train toward Richmond and disembark at Downtown Berkeley station.

From the BART station, either walk one block east to the west edge of UC Berkeley campus, or take Bear Transit buses at the BART station to destinations throughout the UC Berkeley campus.

UC Santa Cruz

From SJSU, walk to San Fernando Street by 1st Street and board southbound VTA Community Bus 65 toward Kooser & Meridian.

Disembark the bus on Leigh by Moorpark (east edge of SJCC campus).

For the return trip, take 65 on Leigh by Moorpark. You can get off the bus on 1st Street by Santa Clara Street and then walk to campus. Another option is to get off at San Jose Diridon Station and transfer to DASH , 63 or 64 to SJSU along San Fernando Street. 

Santa Clara University

From SJSU, take westbound VTA Rapid bus 522 or local bus 22 on Santa Clara Street by 7th Street toward Palo Alto. Disembark the bus at Santa Clara Caltrain station (13-18 minutes). SCU is located across El Camino Real from the Caltrain station.

San Jose City College

From SJSU, walk to San Fernando Street by 1st Street and board southbound VTA bus 65 toward Kooser & Meridian.

Disembark the bus on Leigh by Moorpark (east edge of SJCC campus).

For the return trip, take 65 on Leigh by Moorpark. You can get off the bus on 1st Street by Santa Clara Street and then walk to campus. Another option is to get off at San Jose Diridon Station and transfer to DASH , 63 or 64 to SJSU along San Fernando Street.

De Anza College

From campus, walk to Paseo de San Antonio Station on 2nd Street and take VTA bus 23 or 323toward De Anza College. Disembark at De Anza College, the end of the line. (57 minutes)

To return, simply reverse the directions.