Santa Clara is a light rail station operated by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). Santa Clara station is served by both the Alum Rock–Santa Teresa and Mountain View–Winchester light rail lines. Santa Clara station is a major transit transfer point in the VTA system. 16 VTA bus routes, along with Highway 17 Express bus from Santa Cruz, connect with light rail at this station.
Santa Clara station is located in the Historic District of Downtown San Jose, California on 1st and 2nd Streets just south of Santa Clara Street. The northbound platform is on 1st Street; the southbound platform is on 2nd Street. The platforms are connected via a walkway named Fountain Alley.