Click to Home
Go To Search
College Football Playoff
San Jose Home
Getting Around Downtown
Plaza de Cesar ChavezWelcome to the urban center of Silicon Valley, San José. Downtown San José is Silicon Valley's city center with 200+ restaurants, bars and arts/entertainment venues in a very walkable setting at the hub of the Valley's transit network.

As the largest city in the Bay Area, San José has much to offer hockey and soccer fans, visitors, and locals who are eagerly awaiting matches and festivities.

Getting to Downtown San Jose
From Mineta San José International Airport: Use the free VTA (Valley Transportation Authority) Airport Flyer Shuttle service to Metro/Airport Light Rail station for fast and frequent services to Downtown*.

From San Francisco International Airport: Take the BART to Millbrae and transfer to Caltrain for services to San Jose Diridon Station*.

*Passengers must purchase a ticket prior to boarding.

Getting Around 
San José has a walkable Downtown, with service from San Jose Diridon Station and just minutes from the Mineta San Jose International Airport. These resources will provide you with transit options to help you move around San José and Bay Area.

Using VTA Light Rail: All Light Rail stations have ticket vending machines. You can purchase tickets or use a regional Clipper Card. Bicycles are allowed on Light Rail trains with dedicated racks.

Using VTA Buses: VTA also operates an extensive network of local bus routes. Buses accept exact change only or transit tickets available for purchase at ticket vending machines located at Light Rail stations.

DASH Free Downtown Area Shuttle: VTA operates DASH, the free shuttle buses that circulate on a fixed-route throughout Downtown and to Diridon Station.

Bay Area Bike Share: The Bay Area Bike Share is a regional bike sharing program available in San José. You can purchase a 24-hour or 3-day pass at one of 16 stations.

Biking in San José: Getting around San José on bike is easy. Downtown has a comprehensive bike and trail network with over 500 bike racks near all major destinations. View map.