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 Baypoint or Tasman and disembark at Metro/Airport station.

From the station, walk to the bus stop by the curb and board VTA bus 60. Bus 60 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 or 68. If you take line 82, disembark on Alma Avenue in front of the DMV office. 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. To return, simply reverse the directions.

Oakridge
Take the southbound Light Rail toward Santa Teresa to Blossom Hill Station. At Blossom Hill Station, board bus 27 toward Good Samaritan Hospital and get off at Blossom Hill & Santa Teresa. The mall is located on the same side of the street (Blossom Hill). To return, simply reverse the directions.

Great Mall
From campus, walk three blocks west to the Paseo de San Antonio Light Rail station on 1st Street. Take northbound bus 66 toward North Milpitas. Disembark at the Great Mall/Main Light Rail station. The mall is located adjacent to the station. To return, simply reverse the directions.

Valley Fair Mall
From campus, walk to Santa Clara & 5th take VTA rapid bus 523 or bus 23 towards Lockhead Martin (523) or De Anza College (bus 23). Stevens Creek & Santana Row. The mall is on the same side of the street (Stevens Creek). To return, simply reverse the directions.

Sports Arenas

Levi's 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 Tasman Station 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. To return, simply reverse the directions.

SAP Center

Take a westbound VTA bus 22 , 64A, 64B or 522 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
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 Warm Springs BART station.

At Warm Springs, 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 & 7th Street and board southbound Santa Cruz Metro Highway 17 Express bus towards Santa Cruz and get off at Santa Cruz Metro Center. At Santa Cruz Metro Center, board Santa Cruz Metro bus 10, 15, 16 or 19 towards UCSC. Disembark the bus at UCSC.

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 Paseo de San Antonio Station and board southbound light rail toward Winchester and disembark at Fruitdale Station. At Fruitdale Station, board the westbound bus 25 and disembark at Furitdale and Sherman Oaks and walk 5 minutes north to San Jose City College.

De Anza College
From campus, walk to Santa Clara & 5th and take the VTA rapid bus 523 or bus 23 towards Lockhead Martin (523) or De Anza College (bus 23).toward De Anza College. Disembark at De Anza College. To return, simply reverse the directions.