Beginning December 2015, San Jose Mineta International Airport (SJC) became the second airport in the Bay Area to allow full operations of rideshare services including Uber, Lyft, and Wingz.
As with other airports, passengers taking Uber or Lyft to the airport may be dropped off curbside in the area serving your airline.
UberX and Standard Lyft rides are recommended for 1 – 2 travelers. Your driver will take you directly from your home or work to the airport. If you’re traveling with a large group, please consider UberXL or Lyft Plus, which offers a high capacity vehicle with room for several bags.
UberPOOL and Lyft Line are not recommended for airport trips. With this type of van pool like service, the driver may need to stop 2 or 3 times to pick up and drop-off other passengers, which make cause un-expected delays. In addition, the vehicle may run out of luggage space with additional passengers. Avoid taking UberPOOL or Lyft Line to SJC.
There are two terminals at SJC. The pickup locations for the two terminals are different. After picking your luggage, request a ride on the app, confirm your terminal, then walk to the designated pickup area.
The pickup area for terminal A is at ‘Stop 7’ on the island marked “Charter Bus Pickup Area”.
The pickup area for terminal B is at ‘Stop 5’ on the island across from Baggage Claim. It is the same stop as Hotel Shuttles.
Please consider your luggage size when requesting a ride. The following options are available at SJC.
|UberX||Low-cost; ideal for 1 to 2 passengers with luggage|
|UberXL||High capacity vehicle for a larger group with multiple bags|
|UberSELECT||Mid-tier luxury sedan for 1-2 passenger with luggage; a step above UberX|
|UberPOOL||Lowest cost option; split cost with other riders; Not recommended if under time constrain|
|Standard Lyft||Low-cost; ideal for 1 to 2 passengers with luggage|
|Lyft Plus||High-capacity vehicle for up to 6 passengers.|
|Premier||High end luxury sedan or SUV|
|Lyft Line||Lowest cost option; split cost with other riders; Not recommended if under time constrain|
Fare Estimates for Popular Destinations
|SJC → Downtown San Jose||UberX: $9-12||Lyft: $8-13|
|SJC → Stanford University||UberX: $27-35||Lyft: $27-37|
|SFO → Downtown San Francisco||UberX: $59-78||Lyft: $57-68|
|SFO → Downtown Oakland||UberX: $45-60||Lyft: $48-60|
|SFO → Fremont Bart Station||UberX: $25-33||Lyft: $25-35|
Fares to and from SJC vary depending on vehicle options and travel time. Please use Uber Fare Estimator or Lyft app to get a more accurate fare estimate.
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