San Jose, CA to Los Angeles train

Cheap train tickets from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles

Showing times and prices for Oct 04

Cheapest

60

Average

71

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
11:30AMSan José Diridon Station10h26 09:56PMUnion Station
1 transfer
601One-way
2nd Cheapest
03:35PMSan José Diridon Station10h40 02:15AMUnion Station
3 transfers
631One-way
10:26AMSan José Diridon Station10h45 09:11PMUnion Station
0 transfers
681One-way
10:26AMSan José Diridon Station13h54 12:20AMUnion Station
1 transfer
811One-way
10:26AMSan José Diridon Station13h54 12:20AMUnion Station
1 transfer
811One-way

Train schedule from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, October 4
10:26AMSan José Diridon Station13h54 12:20AMUnion Station
1 transfer
10:26AMSan José Diridon Station10h45 09:11PMUnion Station
0 transfers
10:26AMSan José Diridon Station13h54 12:20AMUnion Station
1 transfer
11:30AMSan José Diridon Station10h26 09:56PMUnion Station
1 transfer
03:35PMSan José Diridon Station10h40 02:15AMUnion Station
3 transfers

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Fastest train times from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles

Showing times and prices for Oct 04

Fastest Journey

10 h 26 m

Average

11 h 55 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

492 km

Of the 5 trains that leave San Jose, CA for Los Angeles every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
11:30AMSan José Diridon Station10h26 09:56PMUnion Station
1 transfer
601One-way
2nd Fastest
03:35PMSan José Diridon Station10h40 02:15AMUnion Station
3 transfers
631One-way
10:26AMSan José Diridon Station10h45 09:11PMUnion Station
0 transfers
681One-way
10:26AMSan José Diridon Station13h54 12:20AMUnion Station
1 transfer
811One-way
10:26AMSan José Diridon Station13h54 12:20AMUnion Station
1 transfer
811One-way

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Overview: Train from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles

distanceDistance305 miles (492 km)
durationAverage train duration10 h 40 min
priceAverage train ticket price$54 (€53)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles cover the 305 miles (492 km) long trip taking on average 10 h 40 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $54 (€53), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $54 (€52).

Train providers: Amtrak from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles trains

Travel between San Jose, CA and Los Angeles from $54 (€52) with Omio’s train partners Amtrak! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey between San Jose, CA and Los Angeles, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

San Jose, CA to Los Angeles train information with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 10 h 45 min
  • Average Price: $54
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

Trains from San Jose to Los Angeles

Referred to colloquially as the 'City of Angels', Los Angeles is a bustling creative and economic metropolis situated in sunny southern California. If you are looking to make the 306 mile (492 kilometer) trip from San Jose to Los Angeles, hopping on a train can be a viable alternative to road and air travel. With competitive prices and comfortable seats, companies such as Amtrak provide regular departures, making around 25 trips each day. On average, the Amtrak train from San Jose to Los Angeles takes around 11 hours, with more direct routes available twice a day that take 8 hours and 18 minutes. With journey times typically over 10 hours it is advised to bring some bottled water and snacks onboard, however, there are also informal and sit-down dining options available on most Amtrak trains.

Which train companies travel from San Jose to Los Angeles?

The company that runs the most trains from San Jose to Los Angeles is Amtrak. Amtrak offers the most connections between these two locations and also travels the distance at the fastest speed. The regular Amtrak service departs San Jose from the Diridon Caltrain Station and arrives in Los Angeles at six different locations including Union Station. The Amtrak Coast Starlight provides a slightly faster average train service, departing San Jose from the Diridon Caltrain Station and arriving at Los Angeles at the Amtrak Metrolink Station on 7724 Van Nuys Blvd. The Amtrak Coast Starlight service provides excellent views of the Pacific Ocean with the route passing through Santa Maria and Santa Barbara on the journey down to Los Angeles.

How long is the train from San Jose to Los Angeles?

The length of the journey by train from San Jose to Los Angeles varies on the type of Amtrak service that the passenger takes. A typical journey to cover the 306 mile trip from northern to southern California would take the passenger 11 hours. If they choose to travel on the Amtrak Coast Starlight service, the average travel time is slightly shorter at 10 hours and 35 minutes. However, both the regular Amtrak and the Coast Starlight service offer an express schedule with fewer stops between San Jose and Los Angeles, this cuts the travel time down to 8 hours and 18 minutes.

How many trains are there from San Jose to Los Angeles?

Every day there are around 27 daily scheduled Amtrak trains from San Jose to Los Angeles. The earliest departure is at 6:00 a.m. with the last train leaving the Diridon Caltrain Station at 11:00 p.m. Trains depart around once every hour with more trains available at peak hours. Tuesday is the busiest day for traveling, so if a quieter ride is preferred, consider booking a ticket for Thursday as fewer passengers tend to travel on this day.

What are the departure and arrival stations from San Jose to Los Angeles?

Departure station: All Amtrak services depart San Jose from the Diridon Caltrain station. Diridon Station is a central passenger rail depot, located a short 15-minute walk away from downtown San Jose. This Italian Renaissance-style building has been a functioning rail station since 1935 and is an important transit hub for Santa Clara County and Silicon Valley. The Diridon Caltrain Station is fully wheelchair accessible with elevators available on each floor. There are more than 500 parking spaces available for cars, 16 bike racks and 48 lockers for passengers looking to temporarily store their valuables. There is also a newsstand supplying basic provisions and refreshments to fuel your train journey.

Arrival station: Travelers on a regular Amtrak train from San Jose to Los Angeles the train will likely arrive at Union Train Station. Currently standing as the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States, Los Angeles Union Station is an Art Deco train station situated in the northeastern corner of downtown Los Angeles. The station is fully accessible and there are over 3,000 car parking spaces. Union Station is a half hour walk or a 15 minute bus journey to central downtown Los Angeles. If passengers choose to travel to Los Angeles on the Amtrak Coast Starlight they will most likely be arriving into the Amtrak Metrolink Station located at 7724 Van Nuys Boulevard​. This station is modest in size but boasts free car parking spaces, an air conditioned waiting room and free restroom facilities. The station is located in northern Los Angeles just south of Panorama City and it takes half an hour on public transit to reach the center of downtown Los Angeles.

Travel Tips: Trains from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Los Angeles easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles to cost as little as $54 (€52)  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the San Jose, CA to Los Angeles train price to come in at an average of $54 (€53)  one way.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Los Angeles from San Jose, CA by train to be approximately 305 miles (492 km).
While the time it takes to travel 305 miles (492 km) to Los Angeles from San Jose, CA can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the San Jose, CA to Los Angeles train journey time is on average 10 h 40 min.
For the trip from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Los Angeles from San Jose, CA on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Yes, there is 1 direct train from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles per day with Amtrak  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
The average number of trains departing San Jose, CA for Los Angeles is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this trip departs from San Jose, CA at 5: 26 PM. The last train leaves from San Jose, CA at 10: 35 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you purchase a train ticket from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $54 (€53) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Los Angeles from San Jose, CA are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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