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Directions, Parking and Public Transportation

The Tech Museum of Innovation

201 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 294-TECH

Getting to The Tech is easy. The museum is located in downtown San Jose, CA at the corner of Park Avenue and Market Street, near Interstate 280 and Highway 87. Our mango and azure building is hard to miss!

Parking

Location Cost Weekday Weekends
Convention Center Parking  $5.00 Flat rate with validation All day All Day
2nd and San Carlos Garage  $5.00 Flat rate with validation All Day All Day
Cityview Plaza Garage  $5.00 Flat rate  with validation After 5 p.m. entrance  All Day

Discounted, validated parking is available at the Convention Center Garage (enter at Market and San Salvador additional parking at Second and San Carlos Streets Garage (enter the 5-story stucture from Second or Third Streets).  With validation, parking will be $5.00 (except when special event pricing is in effect). Bring your parking ticket to The Tech Museum for validation.  Parking at the Convention Center Garage is not free and is only discounted with museum validation. Additional non-validated parking is available downtown.

On weekends, discounted all day parking is available at the City View Plaza Garage (Enter on Park Ave. or Almaden Blvd). The garage is just across the street from The Tech  with the entrance on Park Avenue.
** Weekday parking validation is only valid when you arrive at the City View Plaza Garage after 5 p.m.

 

There is additional parking downtown that does not provide a flat discount for The Tech Museum, but may be validated up to 2 hours. Select public downtown lots are free on the weekends before 6 p.m. For more information visit the San Jose Downtown Parking website.

Handicap Parking

Handicapped parking is available near the main entrance on South Market Street. Please visit our Visitors with Special Needs page for further information.

Bus Parking

Driving

  • Highway 101 (from the south)

    Take 101 N to 280 N towards downtown San Jose. Continue 4 miles to Guadalupe Parkway (Highway 87) and exit going north. Go 1/4 mile to the Santa Clara Street exit. Turn right on Santa Clara. Go 5 lights, turn right on Market Street. Go down 2 blocks; the museum is on the right, at the corner of Park Avenue and Market Street.

  • Highway 101 (from the north)

    Take 101 S; to Guadalupe Parkway (HWY 87) and exit going south. Continue 4 miles to Park Avenue/San Carlos Street exit. Turn left on Park. The Tech Museum is on the corner of Park Avenue and Market Street.

  • Highway 280/680 (both directions)

    From 280/680 take Guadalupe Parkway (Highway 87) going north. Go 1/4 mile to the Santa Clara Street exit. Turn right on Santa Clara. Go 5 lights to Market Street and turn right. Go 2 blocks; the museum is on the right, at the corner of Park Avenue and Market Street.

  • Highway 880

    Take the Coleman Avenue exit and turn left. Drive 3 miles, where it will turn into Market Street. Once you cross Santa Clara Street, The Tech Museum will be 2 blocks down on the right, at the corner of Park Avenue and Market Street.

  • Highway 17

    Take 280 S to Guadalupe Parkway (Highway 87) going north. Exit Santa Clara Street and turn right. Go 5 lights to Market Street and turn right. Go 2 blocks; the museum is on the right, at the corner of Park Avenue and Market Street.

  • From the San Jose Airport

    Follow signs to Highway 87 South/Guadalupe. It will be a right out of the airport complex. Continue on 87 South. Exit Park Avenue/San Carlos Street. Turn left on Park. The Tech Museum is on the corner of Park Avenue and Market Street.

Public Transportation

VTA Light Rail

To visit The Tech Museum, disembark at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center stop and walk east to Market Street and north 1 block on Market Street to Park Avenue.

Light rail service is provided 7 days a week. Purchase tickets from machines located at the light rail stations. VTA Day Passes are also valid on light rail. For more information visit the VTA website or call (408) 321-2300.

VTA Bus

The Tech Museum is convenient to many VTA bus routes. For more information visit the VTA website or call (408) 321-2300.

Caltrain and Capitol Corridor

To visit The Tech Museum, disembark at the San Jose Diridon Station, walk east on San Fernando Street (approximately 5 blocks), turn right on Market Street and walk 1 block. The Tech Museum is on the right corner.

On weekdays, there is free morning and afternoon shuttle service between the station and downtown. For schedule information, see the San Jose Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) information on the VTA website.

The Caltrain ride from San Francisco takes approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes. Purchase tickets at the station. Exact change is not required. Cash only; no credit cards accepted. For fare and scheduling information, visit the Caltrain web site or call (408) 291-5651, or toll-free at (800) 660-4287.

Capitol Corridor connects with a number of transit networks to better serve our passengers, making it easy to travel car-free throughout Northern California, with a little planning. For fare and schedule information visit http://www.capitolcorridor.org/tickets/ or
call 1-877-9-RIDECC (1-877-974-3322)

ACE

For visitors coming from the Central Valley, the museum is a short walk from the ACE Rail station. Visit www.acerail.com or Call +1 (800) 411-RAIL for more information.

BART

From Fremont BART station, take the VTA Express Bus 180, disembark in downtown San Jose at Almaden Avenue and San Fernando Street. Then walk east 1 block, turn right on Market Street and walk 1 block to Park Avenue.

The ride to or from San Francisco takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Purchase tickets at the automated machines outside the station. For more information, visit the BART website or call (510) 793-2278.