U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > San Jose
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-22-2012, 11:48 AM
 
215 posts, read 643,328 times
Reputation: 81

Advertisements

How is the daily commute to SF from San Jose in the morning?
How is driving vs taking the Cal-Train Bullet Train?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-22-2012, 11:58 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
6,868 posts, read 16,988,852 times
Reputation: 2586
If you leave at 7:15am, you would have about a 50/50 chance of making it by 9am by car, depending on the part of San Francisco you're going to. Caltrain is under an hour when it's not delayed by accidents on the track (too frequent).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
7,817 posts, read 4,531,578 times
Reputation: 6433
If you take the 280, it's like being repeatedly punched in the kidney.

If you take the 101, it's more like a rusty needle shoved up your pee hole.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2012, 08:31 PM
 
2,268 posts, read 5,597,116 times
Reputation: 1205
The night I got off the bus in boot camp is nothing compared to that commute.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2012, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Los Gatos, CA
5 posts, read 3,644 times
Reputation: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by sonarrat View Post
If you leave at 7:15am, you would have about a 50/50 chance of making it by 9am by car, depending on the part of San Francisco you're going to. Caltrain is under an hour when it's not delayed by accidents on the track (too frequent).
Also, to boot, where in San Jose you're coming from is going to make an enormous difference. San Jose is a seemingly unplanned urban/suburban sprawl, and someone coming from west or north San Jose is going to have a markedly easier time of it than someone who has to traverse most of San Jose as well.

280, IMHO has always been a bit better. At the very least, you'll have prettier scenery to look at while you're stuck in traffic.

You might also consider moving somewhere closer to the East Bay, allowing you to take BART into the city. Only consider that option though if you would be indeed be able to take BART. Commuting up 880 during rush hour makes the 101/280 commute seem like the Indy 500.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-24-2012, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Upper East, NY
1,144 posts, read 1,394,498 times
Reputation: 529
The few times I had to do it, one-offs, 280 got me there without a big delay. No bunchup until Glen Park (when 280 curves east to meet 101), and clear again past 101 when 280 has a stub section that goes past Bayview and ends up in China Basin.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-24-2012, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
3,901 posts, read 5,302,147 times
Reputation: 1505
Quote:
Originally Posted by RockhetHD View Post
How is the daily commute to SF from San Jose in the morning?
How is driving vs taking the Cal-Train Bullet Train?

Ummm.... real easy to answer that one: NOT GOOD

I did that commute on Caltrain for 9 months and got really tired of it.
My wife currently does it on CAltrain and is almost fed up with. She's been doing it for 1.5 year and she's looking for another job closer to home because spending 2.5 hours/day minimum on the commute is a draining waste of energy.

If you're going to commute anywhere from SJ make it REdwood City or Palo Alto.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-24-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
7,764 posts, read 6,822,169 times
Reputation: 4750
Simple answer: Live near where you work. Nowhere is that more appropriate than the Bay Area.

Unless we're talking about L.A.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-24-2012, 08:05 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
6,356 posts, read 10,656,407 times
Reputation: 7631
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigdumbgod View Post
Simple answer: Live near where you work.
And move every 2-3 years?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-24-2012, 11:18 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
7,764 posts, read 6,822,169 times
Reputation: 4750
Quote:
Originally Posted by kdog View Post
And move every 2-3 years?
Keep your job, and live near it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > San Jose

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top