Getting Around

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) operates an extensive local bus network covering San Jose and surrounding areas, many of which connect to the VTA light rail or Caltrain stations. Rail service to and from San Jose is provided by Amtrak, Caltrain (the best option for getting to San Francisco), ACE, and a light-rail system operated by the VTA. Bike and pedestrian routes are also available throughout the city. Many visitors to San Jose find that the city's sprawling layout is best explored by car, and hire vehicles from one of the companies located in town and at the airport. Ride-hailing taxi services, such as Uber, are available.