Transfers to and from San Jose International Airport

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San Jose International Airport Transfers

San Jose International Airport provides several modes of efficient transportation for its customers including rental cars, taxis, rideshares, shuttles, and buses are available at the Ground Transportation Center of Terminals A and B.

Note: San Jose Airport Terminal B, like Terminal A, is home to both international and domestic flights. International Arrivals are only hosted in Terminal A.

Planning your transfer options before hitting the road will give you peace of mind. Before leaving your home, know what items are allowed in your carry-on bag, what you can pack in your checked baggage, and what items are prohibited.

For the convenience and direction of the riding public, passengers may approach the Airport Information Desk for transport assistance anytime.

Finally, travelers should only transact at the airport counters and other legitimate establishments for their safety.

Rental Car Services at San Jose International Airport

All car rental pick-ups and drop-offs for rental car companies at San Jose International Airport occur at the Rental Car Center found across from Terminal B.

If your plane is arriving at Terminal B, all you must do is walk to the other side of the road that is across from the baggage claim.

For those arriving in Terminal A, you can go to the rental car area by taking a complimentary blue shuttle bus. Once you leave the airport, you can drive to the city’s downtown in approximately 5 minutes.

The rental facility is open 24/7. Please inquire at your service provider for specific service hours and return procedures.

When ready to return your vehicle to the car rental center, remove all personal items before turning over the rented vehicle to the designated facility.

Allow plenty of time for your drive when returning the vehicle. If you’re not sure where to go, give the rental company a call.

For item(s) lost and found inside the vehicle, please contact the rental car company directly.

For item(s) left on a rental car center shuttle bus, the Airport Lost and Found at +1 408-392-3559.

Ride Shares at San Jose International Airport

The designated pick-up and drop-off areas are at Terminal A and Terminal B Ground Transportation Center.

Passengers can reserve rideshare by downloading the company’s app on their smartphone and coordinating directly with their driver. They can also request a ride a few days before their flight to avoid the inconvenience.

Ridesharing apps should let users verify the identity of drivers by checking out their faces, license plates, and colors.

Taxis at San Jose International Airport

Upon exit from the Baggage Claim area, proceed to the Ground Transportation Center toward the taxi stand in front of your terminal building.

One-way fare to Downtown is about $25.00. If you need to travel outside the city area, please consult your driver for rates. It is customary to give the driver a tip (15-20% of the fare) for good service.

Keep a record of the cab company, vehicle number, and the driver's name when traveling to and from the airport, just in case you leave something behind. More information about taxis to and from San Jose International Airport.

Trains at San Jose International Airport

Although there are no train stations at the airport, there are several nearby train connections in downtown Santa Clara (6km away).

You can get to the train station in San Clara for $25.00 by taxi.

Buses at San Jose International Airport

VTA Route 60 (Airport Flyer) serves the Milpitas BART Station and Winchester VTA Station at both Terminal A (Stop 7) and Terminal B (Stop 5). Passengers at SJC may board the line for either direction free of charge.

Connect to the VTA Blue and Green light rail lines at the Metro/Airport Station (fare applies) by boarding the Route 60 bus to Milpitas BART.

Bus fares cost less than $5.00 one way. More details about buses to and from San Jose International Airport.

Hotel Shuttle Services at San Jose International Airport

Many hotels in San Jose and the surrounding area provide shuttle services. Passengers may confirm with their local hotel if this is available at their accommodation. Shuttles pick up and drop passengers at the Ground Transportation Center in front of Terminal A and B.

Parking at San Jose International Airport

The airport provides safe and comfortable parking spaces for its customers. Reserved parking is also available at the facility, 24/7. Cash and credit card payments are accepted. More about short and long term parking at San Jose International Airport.