There are 6 ways to get from San Rafael to San Jose by train, bus, car or towncar

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What companies run services between San Rafael, CA, USA and San Jose, CA, USA?

Caltrain operates a train from San Rafael to San Jose hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Rafael to San Jose every 4 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $25 and the journey takes 59 min.

Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Avg. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, CA to San Jose, CA
Avg. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
Marin Airporter
Website
marinairporter.com
Bus from San Rafael Transit Center to San Francisco Airport
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $21
Schedules at
marinairporter.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Rafael to San Jose
Avg. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$75 - $95
ASSIST
$90 - $120
uberX
$90 - $120
WAV
$90 - $120
uberXL
$140 - $180
SELECT
$200 - $250
BLACK
$280 - $350
SUV
$310 - $390

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Rafael to San Jose?

The distance between San Rafael and San Jose is 90 km. The road distance is 100 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Rafael to San Jose?

The cheapest way to get from San Rafael to San Jose is to drive which costs $8 and takes 1 h 8 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Rafael to San Jose?

The quickest way to get from San Rafael to San Jose is to drive which takes 1 h 8 min and costs $8.

Is there a direct bus between San Rafael and San Jose?

No, there is no direct bus from San Rafael to San Jose. However, there are services departing from San Rafael Transit Center Platform A and arriving at San Jose, CA via San Francisco, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

How long does it take to get from San Rafael to San Jose?

It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from San Rafael to San Jose, including transfers.