Travel from San Jose to NDL

11h 57min
131 lb of CO2
12h 11min
68 lb of CO2
7h 41min
87 lb of CO2

Drive from San Jose to NDL

It's 442 miles between San Jose to NDL. On a typical day, it might take between 7h 41min and 8h 4min from San Jose to NDL under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 8h 27min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to NDL 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 $59.

What is the best way to travel from San Jose to NDL?

The are 7 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from San Jose to NDL. The fastest way out of San Jose towards Laughlin is by bus, as it is the quickest to the NDL area. This doesn't necessarily take into consideration traffic or weather - so these may impact some of your decision making. It's common to find tickets for as low as $87. Amtrak operates from San Jose to NDL, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from San Jose to NDL?

On your trip from San Jose to NDL, 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.

San Jose to NDL CA - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from San Jose to NDL. 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 NDL is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the San Jose/NDL buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from San Jose 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 San Jose CA and NDL 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 San Jose to NDL? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of NDL 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 NDL 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 San Jose to NDL?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from San Jose to NDL is by bus. The bus costs $88 roughly and will take 12 hours 10 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from San Jose to NDL?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between San Jose area and NDL, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 11 hours 57 minutes. We recommend catching the train at SJC San Jose Diridon Station, which is about 1 miles from San Jose. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at LAX Los Angeles.

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

The total distance between San Jose and NDL is 442 miles and will take you about 7 hours 41 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $60.

San Jose to NDL Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $88
Fastest Way Train — 11h 57min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 68 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — train, bus and by car
Distance 442 miles
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