To and From SJC Airport
There is a free shuttle between the San Jose International Airport and the Doubletree.
The PantheaCon shuttle van runs continuously between the overflow hotels and the Doubletree. Click here for more information.
Within San Jose and Beyond
The Doubletree is convenient to San Jose’s VTA Light Rail system (nearest stop: Metro/Airport). The Light Rail system connects to CalTrain and several bus routes, which in turn can get you nearly anywhere in the larger San Francisco Bay Area. Sample routes:
Frequently Asked Questions
Airport Directions (0.5 Miles E from San Jose International Airport): Go to Airport Blvd at the light turn left. At the next light, turn onto Airport Parkway. Go two blocks and turn left at Gateway Place. Shuttle buses run from the airport to the Hotel. For pick-up use the Courtesy Phone in Baggage Claim. Advance Shuttle Reservations: 408.453-4000.
You can phone the hotel and ask them directions if you are unsure about how to get there. You can also check their website, www.doubletreesanjose.com, for links to directions to the hotel.
Hwy 101 South: Exit North First St./Brokaw Rd. Make the first Right onto Airport Parkway. Hotel will be on the right.
Hwy 101 North: Exit Brokaw Rd. Make the first Left onto Brokaw Rd. and proceed under Hwy. 101. Hotel will be on the right.
I-880 North: Exit First Street. Make the first Left and go 3/4 of a mile North. Turn Left on Brokaw Rd. Hotel will be on your right.
I-880 South: Exit Brokaw Road. Turn Right on to Brokaw and go 1 mile, passing First Street. Hotel will be on your right.
I-280 North: Take 87 North (Guadalupe Parkway) towards downtown. Exit Skyport Drive. Make the first Right onto Skyport Drive. Turn Left at the next light, Technology Drive. Pass Airport Parkway. Hotel is on your right.
I-280 South: Take 87 North (Guadalupe Parkway) towards downtown. Exit Skyport Drive. Make the first Right onto Skyport Drive. Turn Left at the next light, Technology Drive. Pass Airport Parkway. Hotel is on your right.
For information on public transportation options once you’ve arrived at PantheaCon, click here.
East Bay: Take BART all the way to Fremont. Make sure to get a transfer on your way out in Fremont! Once outside, look for Santa Clara VTA Route 180. The bus runs every 15 minutes midday but check the schedule at www.511.org yourself to make sure. Take this bus to the Civic Center Light Rail station at the corner of First and Mission in San Jose. The fare for the light rail is another few dollars, as VTA does not do transfers!
Next, take the light rail north (back the way you came) from the Civic Center station to the Metro/Airport station. You can, if you like, walk from here; it’s about a ten-minute walk. Just walk down Metro Drive (the street the light rail crosses) to Technology Drive, turn right on Technology, cross Airport, and the Doubletree will be just on the other side of Airport on the right.
If you have mobility issues (‘my luggage is full of ritual garb’ counts!), you can catch the VTA 10 at the Metro/Airport light rail station. This bus might be free but be ready for another few dollars just in case. It runs every 15 minutes at peak and stops at the corner of Airport and Gateway where the Doubletree is. (verified on www.511.org)
San Francisco and the Peninsula: Take Caltrain to the Santa Clara station. Fare for this leg will be variable based on distance traveled, up to $7.50 or more for people traveling all the way from San Francisco, and trains run every 30-60 minutes. From Santa Clara take the VTA 10 bus past the airport. It will drop you off at Airport and Technology right across the street from the Doubletree.