Airports + Transportation

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The San Francisco Bay Area has three airports: San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). We strongly recommend flying directly to SJC, as it is the closest to the wedding venue, unless you plan on spending a couple of days in San Francisco or wine country. San Francisco is a good 52 miles (1 hour driving without traffic, 2 hours 30 minutes via potentially tricky inter-city public transportation) from Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, so budget time accordingly!

 

SJC is located at 1701 Airport Blvd, San Jose, CA 95110 — two miles from downtown San Jose. It’s a relatively small airport, with just two terminals. SJC offers a range of ground transportation options to nearby hotels, including taxi, shuttle service and all car rental companies.

 

Let’s talk about transportation after you land:

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Car Rentals

For the independent traveler

For maximum flexibility, you’ll need a car to navigate around the Bay Area, especially since the wedding venue is in the lovely residential community of Saratoga, which is a 1-hour minimum drive from San Francisco, should you wish to visit the city of Joyce’s birth. Villa Montalvo will have two dedicated parking lots for guests on the day of our wedding (maps with diagrams to come), and there should be enough space for everyone.

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Car Rentals

For the independent traveler

For maximum flexibility, you’ll need a car to navigate around the Bay Area, especially since the wedding venue is in the lovely residential community of Saratoga, which is a 1-hour minimum drive from San Francisco, should you wish to visit the city of Joyce’s birth. Villa Montalvo will have two dedicated parking lots for guests on the day of our wedding (maps with diagrams to come), and there should be enough space for everyone.

Reserve Car Rentals at SJC Airport
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Uber + Lyft

For the party monster traveler

If you don’t want to worry about keeping track of a rental car over the wedding weekend, Uber + Lyft are good options in the Bay Area. SJC Airport has designated pickup and dropoff locations for these services.

 

But you can just link to Uber and Lyft webpages.

The-Pouching-Uber-Car-Joyce-Wayne

Uber + Lyft

For the party monster traveler

If you don’t want to worry about keeping track of a rental car over the wedding weekend, Uber + Lyft are good options in the Bay Area. SJC Airport has designated pickup and dropoff locations for these services.

 

But you can just link to Uber and Lyft webpages.

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The Pouching Taxi Joyce Wayne

Taxis + Shuttles

For the infrequent traveler

If you’re not a fan of transportation apps, you can reserve a taxi from SJC to your hotel (we’re saying SJC, because a taxi ride from San Francisco the city or San Francisco Airport to Villa Montalvo will cost you at least $100. That’s one hundred American dollars). Also, depending on where you book your stay, most hotels in the area offer their guests complimentary shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. Honestly, we wouldn’t recommend a taxi service over Uber or Lyft, but it is an option.

The Pouching Taxi Joyce Wayne

Taxis + Shuttles

For the infrequent traveler

If you’re not a fan of transportation apps, you can reserve a taxi from SJC to your hotel (we’re saying SJC, because a taxi ride from San Francisco the city or San Francisco Airport to Villa Montalvo will cost you at least $100. That’s one hundred American dollars). Also, depending on where you book your stay, most hotels in the area offer their guests complimentary shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. Honestly, we wouldn’t recommend a taxi service over Uber or Lyft, but it is an option.

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