Cherry Blossoms

Admitted International Students

Getting to Foothill

Bay Area Airports

The San Francisco Bay Area is served by three airports that handle both international and domestic flights:

San Francisco

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is located approximately 30 miles from the Foothill College area and most flights to the Bay Area arrive at this airport. It is one of the busiest airports in the world.

San Jose

San Jose International Airport (SJC) is a much smaller airport located about 15 miles from the Foothill area.


Oakland International Airport (OAK) is located across the San Francisco Bay from Foothill College, about 47 miles away. It, too, is less congested than SFO.

Getting to the Foothill College Area from the Airport

Safety Advisory

Ignore offers of ground transportation from solicitors inside the terminal building. While these solicitors may look and sound official, they are not authorized to solicit passengers.


Single Rider Options

Private Airport Pick-up by ISP Homestays - $120

Uber or LYFT- approximately $60

Taxi- approximately $75


Public Ground Transportation

Caltrain is a comfortable and efficient commuter rail line that runs between San Francisco and San Jose. The closest stop to Foothill is the Mountain View station, from which one can take the VTA Bus Route 52 bus to the campus (see below).

VTA (Valley Transit Authority)- Bus #40 and #52


Resources for Local Area Transportation

Bus route and light rail schedules by city
Bay Area Public Transportation Trip Planner
VTA Trip Planner

Google Maps


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