A major construction project underway at SJC includes the removal of Terminal C, construction of a new Terminal B, and development of a new parking garage. Construction updates
Silicon Valley's main airport is two miles north of downtown San Jose.
Cheapest: Daily parking is $15 in the long-term lot, which a shuttle links to the terminals.
Most convenient: For Terminal A, the Short-Term Parking Garage is closest; for Terminal C, the short-term lot is your best bet. Both are $30 daily and $1 for 20 minutes.
Disabled parking: Available in all parking areas for $15 daily.
Parking availability: Call (408) 277-4759 or tune in to 530 AM.
Train: The VTA Airport Flyer runs between the Metra light-rail station and the Caltrain station in Santa Clara every 10 to 15 minutes. Single adult fare is $1.75. More information online or at 408-321-2300.
Shuttle: Shuttle service to areas of south or east San Jose starts at about $29; service to Stanford starts at about $25; shuttle service to downtown San Francisco starts at about $69.
Cab: Taxi service, which runs about $15 to $20 to downtown San Jose and $40 to $45 to Palo Alto, is available outside of baggage claim at both terminals.
Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National and Thrifty serve the airport, where shuttles take travelers to the Rental Car Center in about 10 minutes.
GETTING AROUND THE AIRPORT
Free shuttles cruise between Terminals A and C and the parking lots 24 hours a day.
Lost and found: In Terminal C by Gate C11, and on the 2nd floor above the main lobby in the International Terminal. The offices are open weekdays 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (408) 277-5419 after hours.
ATMs: Terminal A has ATMs near Gate A11. Terminal C's ATMs are near the ticket counters and across from Carousel 1 in baggage claim.
Stamps: Postage vending machines are in terminals A and C near the baggage claim areas.
Wi-Fi: Wireless Internet access is available throughout the airport through Wayport. A single connection, valid from purchase time through midnight, costs $6.95.
Registered Traveler Lanes: Special expedited security lanes are available at SJC for people who have joined the Registered Traveler Program.