The are 9 different ways across 5 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from OAK to San Jose. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Hayward towards San Jose, as it is the cheapest to San Jose. It's common to find tickets for as low as $8. Greyhound operates from OAK to San Jose, so you book your trip with them! Rideshares are always on demand but are subject to surge pricing. Book when you need them!
The trip to San Jose is an excellent trip for the day or a nice trip for the weekend from OAK. The cheapest way to get from OAK to San Jose is $8 and the quickest way takes just 45 minutes with the bus. Heading to San Jose? Short trips to the airport do not usually require advance booking. Rideshares are generally ready for pickup when you are. If you need additionally transportation options, then you'll need at least 72 hours at the shortest to book other types of short airport connections, including shuttles, private vans, limousines, or private transfers to San Jose. You're in luck because Lyft or Uber are available at OAK. They are usually available on demand and should be available within 15 minutes of ordering. Our advice is once you pickup your bags, order your rideshare then. While you walk to the pickup point at OAK, Metropolitan Oakland Intl, Oakland, United States, your rideshare will be meeting you there, bumping you up in the queue. If you're arriving at peak rideshare hours (during commute hours or weekend evenings), you may experience surge pricing.
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 OAK/San Jose buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from OAK 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 OAK 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 OAK 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.
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