Looking to come to Santa Clara for business, pleasure or a little bit of both? It is literally as easy as 1-2-3. There is no reason to delay a trip to the heart of the Silicon Valley. Santa Clara is easily accessible by car, plane and bus.
Plan ahead to make the trip enjoyable and productive.
Getting to Santa Clara by Car
Santa Clara maps or a GPS system can help make your trip to Santa Clara easy. If you are coming to Santa Clara from the South use Interstate 17 or Route 101. I-85 connects via Route 101 or I-17 leading directly to Santa Clara. Routes 680, 880 and 280 are the main driving choices coming into Santa Clara from the North. Once in Santa Clara, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is an excellent way to get around town or directly to your hotel.
Santa Clara, CA Flights
Flights to Santa Clara leave from most major hubs throughout the United States and around the world. Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and San Francisco International Airport are the two main airports serving Santa Clara County. Direct and in-direct flights are available to the Santa Clara area. Discounts can be found online for those who book flights in advance. Some airlines offer discounts for business travelers and those flying in groups. In-direct flights to the Silicon Valley tend to be cheaper than direct city to city flights.
Getting Around the Silicon Valley
There are three main sources of public transportation for those looking to get around Santa Clara Country. Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) operates four morning and evening trains Monday through Friday except holidays. Trains start in Stockton and end in San Jose. Several stops are scheduled at points in between, including a stop just a couple blocks from Great America and the Santa Clara Convention Center. Amtrak operates a station in Santa Clara near the convention center with train trips scheduled throughout the area. Caltrain operates trains from San Francisco to San Jose with numerous stops along the way.