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If You Fly to OSW

If you fly into the San Francisco airport:

Take BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) from the airport to the Millbrae Caltrain station.

Transfer to Caltrain, ride to Mountain View. Note that in Mountain View, the intermodal (Caltrain, Light Rail, Bus) station is a replica of a Southern Pacific Common Standard station.

At Mountain View, transfer to VTA Light Rail, get off at the Great America stop which is in front of the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. The Hyatt Regency will be to your left as you face the direction in which the train was traveling.

Links with more information:
BART info.
Caltrain info.
VTA Light Rail info.

Note that ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are very popular and convenient in the Bay Area, and you will find it easy to substitute one of those services for any of the above links in getting to OSW.

If you fly to the Oakland airport:

You have two choices for getting to Santa Clara. One is to take BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) then bus, and then light rail. The other is to take an Amtrak Capitol Corridor train to the Great America Station.

If you prefer and your schedule allows it, the Capital Corridor train is more direct and faster. The Coliseum BART station and Amtrak station are next to each other, so taking AirBART to the COLISEUM BART station will also get you to the Amtrak station. Once there, follow the instructions above for the Southbound Starlight or Westbound California Zephyr to get to the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.

Following are the instructions on how to get to OSW using BART.

Take AirBART - Links the COLISEUM BART station to the OAKLAND AIRPORT, runs every 15 minutes.

Then: Take BART to the Fremont station (end of the line).

Then: get on the AC Transit #217 bus to the Milpitas/I-880 Light Rail station.

Finally: take VTA light rail west to the Great America stop.

Links with more information:
Oakland Airport and BART
BART info
AC Transit #217 Info
VTA Light Rail Map

Note that ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are very popular and convenient in the Bay Area, and you will find it easy to substitute one of those services for any of the above links in getting to OSW.

If you fly to the San Jose airport:

There is a shuttle bus that connects the aiport with the VTA light rail in San Jose.

Note: shuttles also run from the San Jose airport to the Santa Clara Caltrain station, but this is the opposite side of Santa Clara from where the Hyatt Regency is located, and it would be a pretty roundabout ride to get from there to the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.

Links with more information:
VTA Light Rail Info

Note that ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are very popular and convenient in the Bay Area, and you will find it easy to substitute one of those services for any of the above links in getting to OSW.

Please note that it is nearly impossible to keep up with the changes all the above entities are continuously making to their web sites, routes, and schedules. If you find that some of the information above is inaccurate, first, we apologize, and second, please let us know what the error is so we can fix it.

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