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There are 7 ways to get from Austin to San Jose by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to San Jose  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to San Jose (SJC) AUS - SJC

$163 - $558

Cheapest option

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to San Francisco (SFO) AUS - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$160 - $456

5 alternative options

Fly to Oakland  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Oakland (OAK) AUS - OAK

$174 - $720

Bus  •  38 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 895 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca

$170 - $442

Train, bus  •  44 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Austin Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA

$221 - $603

Train  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Austin Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight

$256 - $738

Drive  •  28 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Austin to San Jose 1725.5 miles

$160 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Austin to San Jose is to drive which costs $160 - $250 and takes 28 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to San Jose is to fly which costs $160 - $600 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Austin to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Austin, Tx and arriving at San Jose, Ca via San Antonio, Tx and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Austin station to San Jose station. However, there are services departing from Austin Amtrak Station and arriving at San Jose Diridon Station via Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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The distance between Austin and San Jose is 1474 miles. The road distance is 1725.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Austin to San Jose without a car is to bus which takes 38 h 55 min and costs $170 - $450.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Austin to San Jose, including transfers.

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Austin to San Jose bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Austin, Tx station.

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Austin to San Jose train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Austin Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Austin to San Jose is to fly which takes 5 h 39 min and costs $160 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $450 and takes 38 h 55 min, you could also train, which costs $250 - $750 and takes 2 days 0 h.

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Map of how to get from Austin to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 1473.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Austin to San Jose every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Austin to San Jose via San Antonio, Tx and Los Angeles, Ca in around 38 h 55 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Austin to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Austin to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Austin Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
37 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$330 - $480
Business Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Room
$700 - $1,000
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
28 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Austin Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 55 min.

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Austin to San Jose bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Jose, Ca station.

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San Jose is 2 h behind Austin. It is currently 8:37 AM in Austin and 6:37 AM in San Jose.

Austin to San Jose train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Jose Diridon Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Austin to San Jose is 1725 miles. It takes approximately 28 h 29 min to drive from Austin to San Jose.

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Frontier Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Austin Airport to San Jose Airport.

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Book your Austin to San Jose bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 341+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Austin to Austin Airport is to line 20 bus which takes 28 min and costs $1 - $4.

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