Vacaville to San Jose Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $16
Fastest Way Train — 1h 19min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 12 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — bus, train and by car
Distance 70 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak
Bus
$16 · 2h 15min · 13 lb of CO2
Suisun City to San Jose
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Train
$31 · 1h 19min · 16 lb of CO2
SUI to SJC
+2 more options
Drive
$10 · 1h 30min · 18 lb of CO2
Vacaville to San Jose

Drive from Vacaville to San Jose

It's 71 miles between Vacaville to San Jose. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 30min and 1h 34min from Vacaville to San Jose under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 39min 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 $9.

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

The are 8 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Vacaville to San Jose. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Sacramento towards San Jose, as it is the cheapest to San Jose. It's common to find tickets for as low as $16. Greyhound operates from Vacaville 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 Vacaville to San Jose?

On your trip from Vacaville 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.

Is the train or the bus better from Vacaville to San Jose CA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Vacaville 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 Vacaville/San Jose buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Vacaville 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 Vacaville 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 Vacaville 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 Vacaville to San Jose?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Vacaville to San Jose is by bus. The bus costs $16 roughly and will take 6 hours 20 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Vacaville to San Jose?

Amtrak costs about $32 between Vacaville and San Jose. In total, the train will take roughly 1 hour 27 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at SUI Suisun-Fairfield Amtrak, which is 9 miles from Vacaville. 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 Vacaville to San Jose by car?

The total distance between Vacaville and San Jose is 71 miles and will take you about 1 hour 30 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $10.

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

The total distance between Vacaville and San Jose is 71 miles and will take you about 1 hour 30 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $10.
In our opinion, it really is not such a bad idea to make the drive from Vacaville.  Transportation options can be somewhat spotty in San Jose, so the convenience of having a car might be worth it.  The drive will take you through either Conrod or Berkeley.  Depending on the time of day and day of the week that you leave, you might face major traffic into the bay area.  This can always be stingy and might make for a huge headache.  When there is traffic between Vacaville and San Jose or it can sometimes double the amount of time it takes just to pass by the city.  Be sure to plan your trip accordingly!

Travel companies on this route

Bus
Greyhound Greyhound from Vacaville to San Jose
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
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Train
Amtrak Amtrak from Vacaville to San Jose
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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