How to travel from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA

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from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA

You can get from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA on Sep 26 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Los Angeles and San Jose, CA

distanceDistance305 miles (492 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$58 - $114
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $58 (€55) • 9 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $114 (€108) • 1 h 14 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, skywest airlines or Amtrak

Travel 305 miles (492 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to San Jose, CA from Los Angeles. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 14 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $58 (€55). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, skywest airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA.

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There are 4 ways that you can travel to San Jose, CA from Los Angeles. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Los Angeles and San Jose, CA is by taking a train with an average price of $58 (€55).

This is compared to other travel options to San Jose, CA:

A train is $3 (€2) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA costing on average $60 (€57).

A train is $57 (€54) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA costing on average $114 (€108).

The fastest way from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 14 min.

There are alternative travel options to San Jose, CA that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 5 h 50 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 9 h   on average.

The distance is approximately 305 miles (492 km) from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA.

The average frequency per day from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA is:

  • Around 3 buses per day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to San Jose, CA from Los Angeles as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA:

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA:

    • You can go to San Jose, CA from Los Angeles by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $60 (€57) with Flixbus from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA on Omio.
    • You can take a flight from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA with skywest airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for $114 (€108) with skywest airlines from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA.
    • You can go to San Jose, CA from Los Angeles by train with Amtrak. You'll see cheap train tickets for $58 (€55) with Amtrak from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA on Omio.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA with the following travel companies:

    • You can check for a direct bus to San Jose, CA with Flixbus with 3 direct buses per day.

    Direct services to San Jose, CA tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

    Your trip from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA doesn't have to end in San Jose, CA. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Frankfurt am Main, San Francisco, CA or San Diego. If you’d like to add Frankfurt am Main, San Francisco, CA or San Diego to your Los Angeles to San Jose, CA tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from San Jose, CA today!

    Before traveling from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket for this route is costing $60 (€57) one way on average.
    • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $114 (€108) one way on average.
    • A train ticket costs $58 (€55) one way on average for this route.

    But we recommend booking Los Angeles to San Jose, CA tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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