Airport Information

San Jose is home to the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). SJC is located about 2 miles northwest of downtown San Jose. There are many direct flights from several US and international destinations to SJC.

Alternativley, particpants can also land at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK). SFO is located 35 miles northwest of San Jose off US Route 101. OAK is adjacent to the city of Oakland, about 35 miles north of San Jose off I-880 in the East Bay.

Local Transport

San Jose State University is located in the downtown core of San Jose. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) does offer serviceable transit around town. The frequency and hours of buses vary depending on the route and your location, therefore it is advisable to check routes and schedules in advance. The Light Rail system provides quick service to, from and around downtown. A single fare, $2.25 is good for 2 hours.

A Clipper/EZ Fare Day Pass lets you use buses and Light Rail lines all day and costs $7 for an adult. For additional information please visit the VTA website at

Many roads in San Jose have designated bike lanes and/or wide shoulders. A map of the city's bikeways is available on VTA's website. This, along with typically favorable local weather, makes biking a viable means of transportation within the city.