Getting Around in Santa Clara California

Santa Clara, appropriately referred to as the Mission City, is a wonderful place to live and visit. It is important to know the variety of transportation methods available to make your trip or stay in Santa Clara as convenient and enjoyable as possible. Getting around can be difficult if you don’t know what your options are. This list provides further insight on what the best mode for travel when traveling to the airport, games, or to work.

Here are a few methods of transportation to consider:

  • Transit Center – the regional public transportation system at the Santa Clara Station conveniently allows residents to connect with the Altamont Commuter Express, Caltrain, and VTA buses. Take advantage of the free shuttle that runs between the Santa Clara Station and the San Jose Mineta International Airport.


  • Bicycles – residents can conveniently use the 23.6 miles of bike lanes, 9.3 miles of recreational paths and more than 5 miles of bike routes. There is a bicycle map provided by the city that shows a detailed location of these options.


  • San Jose International Airport – Weekly flights, which include non-stop international provisions to Mexico, Tokyo, Guadalajara, and Beijing are available. Distant travel is greatly accommodated by the airport.

Senior Citizen Transportation

Residents of the city who are 59 years are older have transportation options available exclusively to them. Heart of the Valley offers escorted rides to and from their destinations. Make reservations seven days prior to the date that the ride will be needed. This is a convenience for seniors in the area who want to continue with their independence. Trips to doctor appointments, shopping or other errands are easily accommodated by this service.

Santa Clara makes it possible for everyone to go about with their daily travel, while enjoying what the city has to offer.



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