Trip Plan Request

Request a Trip Plan

To request a trip plan, email us at transportation@sjsu.edu or visit our office. 

If you choose to email us, please provide us with the following information for us to complete your trip plan request:

  1. Starting point 
  2. Destination 
  3. Preferred transit option (fastest or cheapest route)
  4. Date of trip and preferred arrival time or departure time

NOTICE: Please allow us at least 2-3 business days to get back to you. 

For real-time information and schedules, download the Transit App.

For information on how to stay safe when taking transit, visit our transit safety resources page.

Pre-Planned Trips

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

San Jose International Airport

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.

San Francisco International Airport

Walk to the Santa Clara and 5th Street bus stop and board the Rapid 500 bus to Diridon Station. At the Diridon station, take any Northbound CalTrain train to San Francisco. Disembark at the Millbrae BART Station. Take the SFO bound BART train all the way to the airport and disembark. 

Department of Motor Vehicles

Walk two blocks west to the Paseo de San Antonio Light Rail station on 2nd Street. Take southbound VTA bus 66 or VTA bus 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 VTA 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
Walk three blocks west to the Paseo de San Antonio Light Rail station on 1st Street. Take northbound VTA 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
Walk to Santa Clara & 5th take VTA Rapid Bus 523 or Bus 23 towards Lockheed 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
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. 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 the San Jose Diridon station or SAP Center on Santa Clara by Cahill.  

Oakland Coliseum
Walk to the Santa Clara Light Rail station on 1st Street between San Fernando and Santa Clara streets. Take a Rapid 500 Bus to Berryessa BART Station.

At Berryessa 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 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 Rapid 500 to Berryessa BART station.

At Berryessa BART, 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 the 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 the southbound light rail toward Winchester, disembark at Fruitdale Station. At Fruitdale Station, board the westbound Bus 25 and disembark at Fruitdale 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 Lockheed Martin (523) or De Anza College (bus 23).toward De Anza College. Disembark at De Anza College. To return, simply reverse the directions.