How to travel from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA

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Travel Information to San Jose, CA from Oakland, CA

distanceDistance38 miles (61 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$11 - $19
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€10) • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $11 (€10) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound or Amtrak

Take a train or bus to travel 38 miles (61 km) between Oakland, CA and San Jose, CA. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA.

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from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA

How to get from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA by train, bus or flight.

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bus

The best way to travel from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Greyhound
07:20AM1h10
Oakland, CA
08:30AMSan Jose, CA
$131One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Greyhound
07:20AM1h10
Oakland, CA
08:30AMSan Jose, CA
$131One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Greyhound
07:20AM1h10
Oakland, CA
08:30AMSan Jose, CA
$131One-way
0 transfers

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You can travel by travel between Oakland and San Jose with Amtrak and Greyhound. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Amtrak is the main travel 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 travel running daily, you can travel by travel across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela travel 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 travel journey between Oakland and San Jose, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

      FAQs: Travel from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA

      FAQs: Travel to San Jose, CA 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 Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA.
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      There are 2 options to travel between Oakland, CA and San Jose, CA including taking a train or bus.

      The cheapest way to get from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $11 (€10) compared to other travel options to San Jose, CA:

      A bus is $8 (€7) less than a train with an average ticket price of $19 (€17) from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA.

      The fastest way to get to San Jose, CA from Oakland, CA is by bus with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

      Other travel options to San Jose, CA take longer:

      Taking a train requires on average 1 h 14 min of travel time.

      The distance is approximately 38 miles (61 km) from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA.

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

      • 2 buses a day.
      • 7 trains per day.

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

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA:

        The following travel companies offer services from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA:

        • Greyhound can get you to San Jose, CA by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Greyhound from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA for $11 (€10) on Omio.
        • Amtrak can take you to San Jose, CA by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Amtrak from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA for $19 (€17).

        Yes, there are direct services available from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA with the following travel companies:

        • Direct buses with Greyhound with 2 direct buses per day.
        • Direct trains with Amtrak with 7 direct trains per day.

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

        Omio customers who travel from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA often also extend their vacation to go to Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, Salinas, CA, Sacramento, CA or San Diego, CA. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between San Jose, CA and these popular destinations at a great price.
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