Park and Ride Lots

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A variety of free park and ride lots are offered through VTA and select regional transit agencies. We recommend using VTA park and ride lots for students and staff commuting to campus.

VTA Park & Ride Lots

Based on where you commute from, we recommend these park and ride lots:

If you are traveling from Los Altos, Cupertino, Saratoga – we recommend driving to Bascom station

If you are traveling from Santa Cruz – we recommend driving to Ohlone-Chynoweth (view regional transit for Highway 17 Express Bus lots in Santa Cruz)

If you are traveling from Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, North San Jose, Fremont, East Bay, Peninsula – we recommend driving to 880 or Great Mall

If you are traveling from East San Jose – we recommend driving to Eastridge or Curtner (Eastridge is the only station without light rail service) 

If you are traveling from South San Jose – we recommend driving to CapitolCurtnerBranhamOhlone-ChynowethBlossom HillSnellCottleSanta Teresa

If you are traveling from Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Hollister Valley – we recommend driving to Santa Teresa

Regional Transit Lots

To find information on the park and ride lots from the surrounding regional transit agencies, visit the following web pages:

BART parking

Amtrak Capitol Corridor parking

Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) parking

Caltrain parking

Highway 17 Express parking

Parking fees may apply depending on the agency. 

SJSU Park & Ride

San Jose State University Parking Services offers a park and ride lot located on S. 7th Street (between Humboldt and Alma Streets), 8 blocks south of the main campus, across Spartan Stadium. 

This lot is not free and requires the purchase of a parking permit. To find information on the SJSU park and ride lot, visit additional parking.