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Plan Your Trip

LOCATION:

Santa Clara University is located in the heart of the lush and beautiful Silicon Valley, where the sun shines nearly 300 days each year. Our campus is just 5 miles from the San Jose International Airport and about 35 miles south of the San Francisco International Airport. The image above shows our main entrance.

Santa Clara University

500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95053

408-554-4000

FLYING TO SANTA CLARA

Santa Clara University is located within five minutes of the Norman Y Moneta International Airport (SJC). The airport is served by all major U.S. Carriers.  This is the best airport to fly into Santa Clara.

Getting to Campus:

  • Once you arrive at the airport, you can take a FREE Airport Shuttle (VTA #10 Airport Flyer) to the Santa Clara Transit Center (located across the street from campus). It is less than a 10 minute bus ride
  • Rental Car  - you may choose to rent a car during your stay.
  • Taxi: The taxi stand is located outside of baggage claim

Note: The Bay area is also served by two additional airports, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK). Please be mindful that these airports are located within 35-40 miles of Santa Clara and that ground transportation will be more expensive if not using a rental car.

Airports

Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC): 4.7 miles

San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 34.4 miles

Oakland International Airport (OAK): 36.2 miles

Public Transit

Valley Transportation Authority (VTA): provides bus, light rail and paratransit services

Caltrain: commuter rail from San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART): provides regional rail service in Bay Area

DRIVING TO SANTA CLARA

If you’re coming from U.S. Highway 101:

  • Take the De La Cruz Boulevard/Santa Clara exit.
  • Follow De La Cruz Boulevard towards El Camino Real (stay in the right lane).
  • When De La Cruz Boulevard splits, follow the right split over the overpass.
  • Turn right on Lafayette Street staying in the right turn lane.
  • Turn right at El Camino Real.
  • The main entrance to Santa Clara University will be on the right-hand side of the road.

If you are coming from Interstate 880:

  • Take The Alameda exit.
  • Travel north on The Alameda.
  • The Alameda will become El Camino Real.
  • The main entrance to Santa Clara University will be on the left-hand side of the road.

If you’re coming from Interstate 280:

  • Take Interstate 880 north toward Oakland.
  • Exit at The Alameda.
  • Turn left on The Alameda.
  • The Alameda will become El Camino Real.
  • The main entrance to Santa Clara University will be on the left-hand side of the road.