Travel from Los Angeles to San Jose

Bus
$25
6h 24min
36 lb of CO2
$
Train
$74
7h 1min
77 lb of CO2
Flight
$97
1h 14min
113 lb of CO2

Los Angeles to San Jose Flights

There are 4 airports — LAX, BUR, LGB, SNA — that make sense to fly out of from Los Angeles and 1 airports — SJC — to access San Jose. The best deals are usually found by flying out of LAX.

Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, Hawaiian Airlines, Southwest Airlines operate flights which can help you travel from Los Angeles to San Jose.

The cheapest way by air is via Southwest Airlines and flies from Los Angeles Intl (LAX) to Norman Y Mineta San Jose Intl (SJC). Alaska Airlines flies from Los Angeles Intl (LAX) to Norman Y Mineta San Jose Intl (SJC) and is the quickest flight to get you from Los Angeles to San Jose.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to San Jose from Los Angeles, a flight is the quickest method.
Drive
$41
5h 25min
62 lb of CO2

Drive from Los Angeles to San Jose

It's 306 miles between Los Angeles to San Jose. On a typical day, it might take between 5h 25min and 5h 41min from Los Angeles to San Jose under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 5h 58min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to San Jose by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $41.

What is the best way to travel from Los Angeles to San Jose?

The are 12 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Los Angeles to San Jose. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Los Angeles towards San Jose, as it is the cheapest to San Jose. It's common to find tickets for as low as $25. BoltBus operates from Los Angeles to San Jose, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Los Angeles to San Jose?

On your trip from Los Angeles to San Jose, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Los Angeles to San Jose CA - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Los Angeles to San Jose. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to San Jose is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Los Angeles/San Jose buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Los Angeles is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Los Angeles CA and San Jose during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Los Angeles to San Jose? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of San Jose traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to San Jose is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Los Angeles to San Jose?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Los Angeles to San Jose is by bus. The bus costs $25 roughly and will take 6 hours 24 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Los Angeles to San Jose?

Amtrak costs about $74 between Los Angeles and San Jose. In total, the train will take roughly 7 hours 1 minute and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at LAX Los Angeles Union Station, which is 1 miles from Los Angeles. Further, once you arrive at SJC San Jose Diridon Station or you will still have 1 miles to San Jose.

How long does it take from Los Angeles to San Jose by car?

The total distance between Los Angeles and San Jose is 306 miles and will take you about 5 hours 25 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $41.

Los Angeles to San Jose Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $25
Fastest Way Flight — 1h 14min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 36 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 306 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, jetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Multiple Airlines, BoltBus

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound from Los Angeles to San Jose
Greyhound
Bus company
1 routes
Amtrak from Los Angeles to San Jose
Amtrak
Train company
19015 routes
Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to San Jose
Alaska Airlines
Airline
848 routes
Hawaiian Airlines from Los Angeles to San Jose
Hawaiian Airlines
Airline
40 routes
jetBlue from Los Angeles to San Jose
jetBlue
Airline
440 routes
Southwest Airlines from Los Angeles to San Jose
Southwest Airlines
Airline
283 routes
BoltBus
Bus company
32 routes