Trains from San Francisco to San Jose

Container ship in San Francisco Bay
San Francisco

Trains from San Francisco to San Jose are a great way to get between the two California cities using public transportation.

Trains are operated by Caltrain. They run seven days a week from the train station at 700 4th Street in San Francisco’s SoMa district. They arrive at the San Jose train station, which is located at 65 Cahill Street.

Trains run from 4:55am until 12:01am on weekdays, with up to five departures an hour. On the weekends there is a reduced schedule, with trains operating between 8:15am and 12:01am on Saturdays and 8:15am and 9:15pm on Sundays.

Some trains are express trains that stop only at four or five stations between San Francisco and San Jose. Others are local trains that stop at all stations along the way.

The travel time on trains from San Francisco to San Jose ranges from 57 minutes for trains with the least number of stops to 1 hour and 31 minutes for trains that stop at every station between the two cities.

Tickets cost $8.75 one-way or $17.50 for an all day ticket that allows unlimited travel to any station in zones 1 to 4. Discounts are available for children under 18, seniors over 65, disabled passengers, and Medicare cardholders.

You can buy tickets for trains from San Francisco to San Jose at the train station. There are ticket machines there that accept cash, credit cards, and Visa and Mastercard debit cards.

Subway from LaGuardia Airport to Brooklyn

Brooklyn New York

When you’re visiting New York, going by subway from LaGuardia Airport to Brooklyn is a process that requires two steps: a bus and the subway.

The first step is to follow signs in LaGuardia Airport to ground transportion in the Central Terminals, Marine Air Terminal, or Delta Terminal. Once there, you will need to look for signs for New York City buses.

Once you have found ground transportation in the closest terminal to where your flight landed, board bus Q33 from the Central Terminals or bus Q47 from the Marine Air Terminal in the direction of Queens, or board bus M60 from the Delta Terminal in the direction of Manhattan. The cost of a bus ticket is $2.50.

All three buses connect to New York City subway lines F, G, and R in Queens. These trains take passengers to Brooklyn. A subway ticket costs $2.50.

The G train is the most direct one to take, as the others go through Manhattan before reaching Brooklyn. You can change from the G train to other lines once you reach Brooklyn if you need to.

The travel time on the bus and subway from LaGuardia Airport to Brooklyn is around 1 hour and 20 minutes, depending on how long you have to wait for your bus and subway train to arrive. Both the bus and the subway run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.