Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport is located 3.5km (2 miles) northwest of downtown San Jose.
1701 Airport Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95110
Dialling code: +1
Telephone: +1 408 392 3600
Lufthansa at the airport
How to get there
From San Jose, head north on CA-87/Guadalupe Parkway and turn left onto Airport Parkway.
From San Francisco, take US Route 101 southbound; turn off at the ‘CA-87/Guadalupe Parkway’ exit, then turn onto Airport Parkway.
From Santa Cruz, start on CA-17 North (which becomes Interstate 880) and take the ‘US Route 101 North’ exit towards San Francisco. Then merge onto US Route 101 North and take the ‘Brokaw Road’ exit on the right towards First Street, which leads onto Airport Parkway.
The free VTA Airport Flyer no.10 shuttle bus (tel: +1 408 321 2300; www.vta.org) runs a continuous loop between Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, Santa Clara Caltrain station and the San Jose Metro/Airport LRT station. From here, there are excellent BART (tel: +1 510 441 2278; www.bart.gov), Caltrain (tel: +1 800 660 4287; www.caltrain.com) and Amtrak (tel: +1 408 287 7462; www.amtrak.com) light rail and metro train routes to destinations across the Bay Area.
Scheduled bus services include Valley Transportation Authority (tel: +1 408 321 2300; www.vta.org) buses to Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz and Monterey. The single fare is US$4.
Shuttles depart from the Ground Transportation Centre (opposite the Terminal B baggage claim area) and the lower level of the car park at Terminal A. A number of operators offer door-to-door services. Contact details for each of these companies are available on the airport’s website.
A number of companies provide taxis on demand or pre-arranged – the airport’s website has a comprehensive list of companies serving the airport. Fares to central San Jose average at US$15-18.
Short-term parking is available directly opposite both terminals and adjacent to Terminal B. There is one economy long-term car park near Terminal A, with shuttle services to both terminals. Free courtesy shuttles operate a continuous loop of the two terminals and long-term car parks. For current parking availability, call: +1 408 441 5570.
There are bicycle racks next to the Terminal A short-term car park. A ‘cell phone lot’ is free for drivers awaiting arriving passengers.