Getting to SCU
The Santa Clara transit station is conveniently located directly across from campus. The transit station is served by Cal Train, Amtrak, and other transportation providers. There is a free shuttle from the San Jose Airport (SJC) to the Santa Clara transit station.
Local Airports: Air Transportation
From the San Jose airport (SJC), you can take the Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority’s (VTA) free shuttle service to the Santa Clara station, just across the street from campus. The shuttle stops every 15 minutes and makes a continuous loop between the Airport (both terminal A and B), the Metro Light Rail station and the Santa Clara station.
Santa Clara University can be reached in about 90 minutes from SFO using a combination of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and Caltrain. More information including rates, route planning and timetables can be found on their websites.
Santa Clara is also reachable via public transportation from Oakland International Airport. You can reach Santa Clara University from Oakland International Airport in approximately 2 and a half hours using a combination of buses and trains. Rates, route planners and timetables can be found on their respective websites:
Getting around Santa Clara and the Bay Area: Ground Transportation
- Alameda Contra Costa Transit
- Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority
- Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
- Metro Light Rail
- VTA free shuttle
Super Shuttle is a private shuttle service that will take passengers to and from the Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose airports to points throughout the Bay Area for a fee. You can find more information and get a rate quote here.
Private Taxi – You can also choose to take a private taxi from the airport to your final destination. There are dozens of licensed taxi cab companies who serve the entire bay area. Prices from SFO or OAK to Santa Clara should range from $120 - $170. From SJC to Santa Clara should cost anywhere from $15 - $30 depending on your destination and the company.
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