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2711 N. 1st St., San Jose, CA.
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Transportation & Safety

Getting Around Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is connected via a sophisticated network of high-capacity freeways equipped with express and carpool lanes, however traffic during commute hours can be challenging. Taking public transportation is a good alternative to driving. The region’s transport system is comprised of buses, a light rail system (electrically propelled rail vehicles) and commuter trains. Biking is also a popular alternative and many city streets throughout the region boast well-marked bike lanes.

Getting To and From ITU

Public transportation to and from ITU is ideal with the “Bonaventura Lightrail Station” right across the street. For those driving to ITU, the campus has free parking and 24-hour security. There is also easy access to the 87, 101, 880, 280/680 freeways.

You can use to plan your visit. This website includes driving, biking, and public transit directions

Helpful Transportation Links

  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is the local, Silicon Valley public transportation service that runs both bus and light rail services. Through a partnership with VTA, the ECO pass provides registered students with unlimited rides. Big changes are coming to VTA in 2017. Learn more about that here.
  • BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is a train that provides clean, scenic service from Fremont to Richmond, Berkeley and San Francisco.
  • Caltrain provides commuter rail service along the San Francisco Peninsula, through the South Bay to San Jose and Gilroy.
  • SFMTA (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency) is one of America’s oldest public transit areas and the seventh largest system in the U.S. Commonly known as the “Muni,” it consists of historical streetcars, modern light rail vehicles, taxis, electric trolley coaches, world famous cable cars and diesel buses.
  • provides train, bus and ferry services for any trips you’d like to make around the San Francisco Bay Area, including popular bicycle routes.
  • ACE (Altamont Commuter Express) provides train services from Stockton to San Jose Diridon Station and has transit connections to VTA, Amtrak, and Caltrain.
  • Ride Share, not to be confused with ride share/carpool services like Lyft or Uber, helps you plan out your journey similar to Google Maps, but includes public transportation fees and tracks mileage.

For the most up-to-date information regarding transportation lines and fares, visit the websites below.

Airport Transportation

Note: routes are subject to change. Always check directly with the transportation agency for the most current information.

  • San Jose Airport: Located 2.4 miles from ITU’s campus
    • Via Public Transit: At the Bonaventura station, take VTA Light Rail #901 towards Santa Teresa. Exit Light Rail at the Metro/Airport Stop. Take VTA #10 toward Santa Clara to the Airport.
  • San Francisco Airport: Located 37.7 miles away from ITU’s campus.
    • Via Public Transit: At the Bonaventura Station, take Light Rail #902 toward Mountain View. Exit at the Downtown Mountain View Station. At the Mountain View Station, take Caltrain #237 toward the San Francisco Station. At the Milbrae Station, take Bart toward Richmond (the Red Line). Exit the Red Line at the San Bruno Station. Take Bart towards Pittsburg/Bay Point-SFIA/Milbrae (the Yellow Line) to the San Francisco International Airport.
  • Oakland Airport: Located 32.4 miles away from ITU’s campus
    • Via Public Transit: At the Bonaventura station, take Light Rail #902 towards Mountain View. Exit at the Lick Mill Station. At the Great American Station, take Amtrak Capitol Corridor toward Sacramento. Exit at Coliseum/Airport Station. At the Coliseum station take Bart toward Coliseum – Oakland International Airport. Exit at Oakland International Airport Station.

Airport Shuttles

Last modified: September 27, 2016