Directions From Nearby Airports

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Which airport is closest?
San Jose is closer than San Francisco or Oakland by approximately half an hour. Monterey Peninsula Airport is another option, but transportation from there is problematic.

Which is the most direct route?
Access to Mount Madonna from San Francisco, Oakland or San Jose is more direct through Gilroy than through Santa Cruz or Watsonville.

MMC's Staff Shuttle Service

Mount Madonna Center Staff is generally available to drive guests. The rates are about the same as or a little cheaper than other airporter services. Please note that there is a $25 cancellation fee once you have reserved your ride.

One Way Rates, per person: 1 Guest 2 Guests 3 Guests
San Jose or Monterey Peninsula Airports $110 $65 each $50 each
San Francisco or Oakland Airports $150 $90 each $70 each
Gilroy or Watsonville $45 $25 each $20 each
Santa Cruz $75 $45 each $25 each

 

To Request a Ride: Fill out the online ride request form, or email transportation@mountmadonna.org or call 408-847-0406, ext. 202, well in advance of your visit. If we are unable to accommodate you with our Center drivers, we will help point you to an alternative.

Other Door to Door Shuttle Services

From San Jose or San Francisco Airports

We recommend:

Silicon Valley Airporter: (800) 400-2365
Blue Water Sedans & Limo: (831) 477-0170
Airport Car Service: (831) 477-7000

Other options:

Atlas Express: (888) 467-0000
Early Bird Airporter: (831) 462-3933

Prices vary with distance and number of people traveling. Please call for prices and reservations.

From Oakland or Monterey Peninsula Airports

There is no direct commercial shuttle service from Oakland or Monterey Penionsula Airports to Mount Madonna Center.

From San Jose Airport

Shuttle Service to Watsonville ONLY - then take a cab

Watsonville Taxi: (831) 761-3122 (approx. $30)

Bus or Train to Gilroy ONLY - then take a cab

Greyhound Bus: 1-800-231-2222. Call for current schedule and fares.
From Airport, take LOCAL BUS to Greyhound (ask driver for Greyhound stop)

CalTrain: 1-800-660-4287 Call for current schedule and fares.
From Airport, take LOCAL BUS to CalTrain in SANTA CLARA.

Gilroy Yellow Cab: (408) 293-1234 (approx. $45)

Bus to Santa Cruz to Watsonville ONLY - then take a cab

Greyhound Bus: 1-800-231-2222. Call for current schedule and fares.
To the Watsonville Transit Center (W. Beach and Rodriguez), (831) 722-4873.

Watsonville Taxi: (831) 761-3122 (approx. $30)

From San Francisco Airport

Bus or Train to Gilroy ONLY - then take a cab

Greyhound Bus: 1-800-231-2222. Call for current schedule and fares.
From the Airport, ride the SHUTTLE (30 minutes to Greyhound).
Approximately 5 buses daily from 7 AM to 9 PM.

CalTrain: 1-800-660-4287. Call for current schedule and fares.
At the Airport, take the SHUTTLE to CalTrain.

Gilroy Yellow Cab: (408) 293-1234 (approx. $45)

Bus to Watsonville ONLY - then take a cab

Greyhound Bus: 1-800-231-2222. Call for current schedule and fares.
To the Watsonville Transit Center (W. Beach and Rodriguez), (408) 722-4873.

Watsonville Taxi: (831) 761-3122 (approx. $30)