Getting from SJC to the Hotel

By Kevin on October 27th, 2009
Posted in Hotels, Travel | 4 Comments »

We’ve fielded a number of questions recently in the form of “How do I get from San Jose Airport [SJC] to the Fairmont?” and “Is there a hotel shuttle?”

There is no hotel-airport shuttle, and no free transportation between the airport and the Fairmont. The least-expensive way to get to the hotel is to take the free #10 bus (headsign “LIGHT RAIL”) from the airport to the Metro/Airport light rail station, then board a light rail train ($2 fare) heading downtown, getting off at Paseo de San Antonio station outside the hotel’s back entrance. There are also taxis and shared-ride shuttle services that will cost more but will not require changing buses or riding trains.

For our full story on getting to the Fairmont Hotel, see our Travel Information Page. This also includes information about getting to the hotel from the other Bay Area airports, and also by car and by train.

By LL on 10.29.09 11:03 am

The back entrance to the hotel on 2nd street is “hotel guests by room key only” so you do have to go around to the front entrance on Market.

By Kevin on 10.29.09 11:22 am

LL: That is correct. You can also enter via the side door opening onto the Paseo de San Antonio, and that’s actually the closest entrance to the hotel’s front desk.

By LL on 10.29.09 12:30 pm

actually, last night the side door was also labeled “hotel guests only”- so we didn’t try it.

By Kevin on 10.29.09 12:33 pm


That side door is guests-only/keycard-required at night, but is unlocked during the day (unless something has changed in the past few weeks).

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