San Mateo County Transportation Guide

San Mateo County and the San Francisco Bay Area is known for having perpetual traffic congestion, so many commuters choose to ride one of the many public transportation options offered throughout the area's communities. Most San Mateo County commuters are very environmentally conscious and choose mass transit to help cut greenhouse emissions. San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) operates a fleet of public busses that move people all over San Mateo County, the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Caltrain and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) operate trains and light rails around downtown San Francisco, with Caltrain lines going as far south as Gilroy. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) uses a combination of light rail lines and busses to service the Silicon Valley, and includes transportation to San Jose International Airport (SJC).

San Mateo County Public Transportaion

San Mateo County and the surrounding areas have several public transportation options that help commuters save money at the gas pump while promoting green-friendly transit. SamTrans, Caltrain, BART, and VTA light rail and busses move millions of Bay Area commuters every year.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), located in South San Francisco just 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco, flies more than 30-million travelers each year. 41 domestic and international airlines operate out of SFO, moving people all over the United States and rest of the world.

San Jose International Airport (SJC)

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) is situated two miles north of downtown San Jose and provides air service to millions of travelers annually. SJC currently has three terminals, two domestic and one international, but construction is underway on a new, state-of-the-art terminal that will make flying out of San Jose even more convenient.

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Located in the East Bay, the Oakland International Airport (OAK) currently services 15 airlines, both domestic and international. Though OAK only has two terminals, this Bay Area airport still moves nearly 15-million travelers every year.