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

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Travel Information between Sacramento, CA and San Jose, CA

distanceDistance88 miles (142 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$21 - $31
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $21 (€18) • 4 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $31 (€26) • 3 h 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Amtrak

Travel 88 miles (142 km) by train or bus from Sacramento, CA to San Jose, CA. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Sacramento, CA to San Jose, CA.

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from Sacramento, CA to San Jose, CA

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

Our recommendation
bus

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

FlixBus
07:00PM4h10
Sacramento, CA
11:10PMSan Jose, CA
$211One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
07:00PM4h10
Sacramento, CA
11:10PMSan Jose, CA
$211One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
FlixBus
07:00PM4h10
Sacramento, CA
11:10PMSan Jose, CA
$211One-way
0 transfers
Other options
FlixBus
01:30AM5h30
Sacramento, CA
07:00AMSan Jose, CA
$271One-way
0 transfers
Amtrak
02:26PM4h24
Sacramento, CA
06:50PMSan Jose, CA
$281One-way
0 transfers
Amtrak
01:26PM4h24
Sacramento, CA
05:50PMSan Jose, CA
$281One-way
0 transfers

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Find the best journey from Sacramento to San Jose with FlixBus, Amtrak and Greyhound. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most affordable trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Amtrak is a passenger train service based in the United States. It operates more than 300 trains daily including trains between Sacramento and San Jose, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Amtrak offers a variety of train types, including the Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service, and the Auto Train. The Acela Express is the fastest train, reaching speeds of up to 150 mph. The Northeast Regional is the most popular, offering frequent service between major cities in the Northeast. The Keystone Service is a regional service connecting Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Auto Train is a unique service that allows passengers to transport their cars along with them. Amtrak offers a variety of ticket types, including Saver, Value, Flexible, and Business Class. Saver tickets are the most affordable, while Business Class tickets offer the most amenities, such as complimentary meals and access to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge. Onboard facilities vary by train type, but all Amtrak trains offer comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Amtrak include the Northeast Corridor, which runs between Washington, D. C. And Boston, and the Pacific Surfliner, which runs between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California. Other popular routes include the Capitol Corridor, which runs between San Jose and Sacramento, California, and the Empire Builder, which runs between Chicago and Seattle.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      FAQs: Travel from Sacramento, 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 Sacramento, CA to San Jose, CA.
      FAQs

      You can get to San Jose, CA from Sacramento, CA 2 different ways: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to get from Sacramento, CA to San Jose, CA is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $21 (€18) compared to other travel options to San Jose, CA:

      A bus is $10 (€9) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Sacramento, CA to San Jose, CA costing on average $31 (€26).

      The fastest way to get to San Jose, CA from Sacramento, CA is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 13 min.

      Other travel options to San Jose, CA take longer:

      Bus takes 4 h 10 min on average.

      San Jose, CA is approximately 88 miles (142 km) away from Sacramento, CA.

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

      • Around 2 buses per day.
      • 8 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to San Jose, CA from Sacramento, 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 when traveling from Sacramento, CA to San Jose, CA:

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

        • You can travel by bus from Sacramento, CA to San Jose, CA with FlixBus or Greyhound, and you can find FlixBus Sacramento, CA to San Jose, CA tickets for $21 (€18) on Omio.
        • You can travel by train from Sacramento, CA to San Jose, CA with Amtrak, and you can find Amtrak Sacramento, CA to San Jose, CA tickets for $27 (€24) on Omio.

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

        • You can find 7 direct trains per day to take to San Jose, CA with Amtrak.

        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 journey.

        Your trip from Sacramento, CA 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 Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, Salinas, CA or San Diego, CA. If you’d like to add Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, Salinas, CA or San Diego, CA to your Sacramento, CA 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!

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