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San Jose

Getting around

Every 10 minutes, a free shuttle runs from both terminals to the Metro/Airport Light Rail station, where you can catch the San Jose light rail to downtown San Jose ($1.75).

SuperShuttle (408-225-4444) offers door-to-door bus service to most Silicon Valley destinations; fares start at $19.

The main San Jose light-rail line runs 20 miles north-south from the city center. Heading south gets you as far as Almaden and Santa Teresa. The northern route runs to the Civic Center, the airport and Baypointe, where it connects with another line that heads west past Great America to downtown Mountain View.

VTA buses run all over Silicon Valley. Fares for buses (except express lines) and light-rail trains are $1.75 for a single ride and $5.25 for a day pass. For information and schedules phone 408-321-2300 or 800-894-9908.

San Jose’s historic trolley cars, dating from 1903 to 1928, operate on a 1.5-mile loop through downtown San Jose. These vintage vehicles operate on weekends from April to September, and also during the Christmas season.