Amma's West Coast Program - November 2016

Public Transportation

From San Francisco

By Caltrain
1. Take Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Station.
2. Take VTA light rail service to the Paseo De San Antonio stop, then walk two minutes to Fairmont San Jose.
Or take a free DASH bus to 1st and San Fernando. Walk three minutes to Fairmont San Jose. DASH runs Monday-Friday, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.

By BART
1. Take BART to Fremont Station.
2. Take VTA bus #181 from Fremont Station to San Jose (about 40 minutes), to the San Fernando and Almaden stop.
3. Walk five minutes to Fairmont San Jose.

Back to San Francisco

By Caltrain
1. Walk 20 minutes to San Jose Diridon Station or take the VTA #68 bus from the 1st and Paseo de San Antonio stop.
2. Take Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Station to San Franscisco.
NOTE: The last Caltrain departs at 10:30 pm.

By BART
1. Walk 5 minutes to the San Fernando & Almaden stop.
2. Take VTA bus #181 to Fremont BART Station.
NOTE: The last BART train departs Fremont at 12:00 am.

From the East Bay

1. Take BART to Fremont Station.
2. Take VTA bus #181 from Fremont Station to San Jose (about 40 minutes), to the San Fernando and Almaden stop.
3. Walk five minutes to Fairmont San Jose.

BACK TO THE EAST BAY

Take the VTA bus #181 from the San Fernando & Almaden stop to Fremont BART Station.
NOTE: The last BART train departs Fremont at 12:00 am.

From South Bay Locations

Use maps and schedules for Caltrain, and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) buses and light rail service.

General Information

The Caltrain San Jose Diridon Station/Transit Center is located at 65 Cahill Street, about one mile from Fairmont San Jose. Fairmont San Jose is approximately 20 minutes' walk.

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) provides light rail service from San Jose Diridon Station/Transit Center to Paseo De San Antonio, about two minutes' walk to Fairmont San Jose. VTA also provides a free downtown area shuttle (DASH) bus to 1st and San Fernando Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Fairmont San Jose is about three minutes' walk.

BART does not directly serve San Jose. The nearest station is Fremont Station, located approximately 18 miles (29 km) away at 2000 BART Way, Fremont. Fairmont San Jose is approximately 40 minutes away via VTA bus # 181.

Taxis

Checker Cab (408) 293 – 1199
Yellow Checker Cab (408) 293 – 1234
United Taxicab (408) 971 – 1111
National Cab (408) 298 – 4374
Rainbow Cab (408) 271 – 9900
USA Express Cab (408) 441 – 6300

Carpooling

Carpooling to Amma’s programs is encouraged. Check the online Travel Exchange board to connect for shared lodging and transportation for Amma's tours. Learn more >