ACE COMMUTER SERVICE
The Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) train now operates 4 morning and evening trains, Monday – Friday except holidays. The ACE train begins in the city of Stockton and ends in San Jose with stops in between. The Santa Clara stop is just a few blocks from the Santa Clara Convention Center and Great America theme park. For more information, call (800) 411-RAIL.
Amtrak’s station in Santa Clara is located just a few blocks away from the Santa Clara Convention Center and Great America theme park, beneath Tasman Avenue. The address is Stars & Stripes Drive at Tasman Overpass. The Santa Clara stop is on the Capitol Corridor route with service to/from Sacramento. There are seven trains daily. For more information, call (877) 974-3322. www.amtrakcapitols.com
Monday – Friday Train Schedule to/from Santa Clara:
- Trains arrive in Santa Clara from Sacramento and points in between four times daily at 8:18 a.m., 9:08 a.m., 3:33 p.m., and 8:33 p.m.
- Trains depart Santa Clara for Sacramento and points in between at 6:50 a.m.; 9:52 a.m.;12:52 p.m., and 5:52 p.m.
Weekend – Saturday – Sunday Train Schedule to/from Santa Clara:
- Trains arrive in Santa Clara from Sacramento and points in between at 10:33 a.m., 1:33 p.m., 3:33 p.m., 5:33 p.m., and 8:33 p.m.
- Trains depart Santa Clara for Sacramento and points in between at 7:57 a.m., 9:57 a.m., 12:57 p.m., 2:57 p.m., and 5:57 p.m.
Arrival and departure times are subject to change.
Caltrain is a commuter train along the peninsula from San Francisco to San Jose. It has stops at every city along the way. Caltrain is currently operating seven days a week. (800) 660-4287.
You can take Caltrain from San Francisco to Santa Clara. From San Francisco, take Caltrain south to the Santa Clara station. The Santa Clara station is located directly across from Santa Clara University.
If you are going to the Santa Clara Convention Center or Great America theme park, you will have to transfer at Caltrain’s Mountain View station. At Caltrain’s Mountain View station, take the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Light Rail to Santa Clara’s Great America station.
By Bus and Light Rail:
VALLEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (VTA)
Bus service and light rail serving Santa Clara and the rest of Silicon Valley. For information and fares, call (408) 321-2300.
Light rail is a medium-capacity electric powered transit system that runs on a track in the middle of existing streets in the cities of Santa Clara and San Jose. It stops in front of the Santa Clara Convention Center and Great America theme park at the GREAT AMERICA STATION. Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus #59 stops directly in front of the Santa Clara Convention Center and across from Great America theme park.
By Car - Driving Directions:
- From San Francisco International Airport (approximately 30 miles):
Take Highway 101 South to Great America Parkway and turn left. The hotel is located on the right at the corner of Tasman and Great America Parkway.
- From Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (approximately 5 miles):
Turn left onto Airport Boulevard, and then turn left again onto Guadalupe Parkway. Follow the signs to Highway 101 North. Guadalupe Parkway will put you onto Highway 101 North. Take Great America Parkway and turn right.
- From Points North:
Take I-880 South and exit to Highway 237 West toward Mountain View. Turn left onto Great America Parkway, and then turn left into the hotel entrance. The hotel is located at the corner of Tasman and Great America Parkway.
- From Points South:
Take I-880 North to Highway 101 North and exit at Great America Parkway. Turn right onto Great America Parkway. The hotel is located on the corner of Tasman and Great America Parkway.
- From Points East:
Take I-5 South toward San Francisco / Los Angeles. Merge onto I-205 West toward I-580 / San Francisco; I-205 becomes I-580 West. Take the I-680 North exit toward Sacramento / San Jose, then merge onto I-680 South via the exit on the left toward San Jose. Take the Mission Boulevard West exit toward I-880 / Warm Springs District / UC Extension. Merge onto Mission Boulevard / CA-262 West, then merge onto I-880 South toward San Jose. Merge onto CA-237 West / Alviso-Milipitas Road toward Mountain View. Take the Great America Parkway exit toward Lafayette Street, turn left onto Great America Parkway.
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