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

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BART, line 181 bus  •  1h 31m

  1. Take the BART from Downtown Berkeley BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station Orange
  2. Take the line 181 bus from Warm Springs BART to 2nd & Saint John 181

$7 - $11

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Line 6 bus, bus  •  2h 44m

  1. Take the line 6 bus from Shattuck Av:Allston Way to Thomas L Berkley Way:Telegraph Av 6 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6781 / ...

$13 - $26

Line 12 bus, train  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the line 12 bus from Martin Luther King Jr Way:University Av to 2nd St:Oakland Amtrak 12
  2. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to San Jose Diridon Station Capitol Corridor / ...

$25 - $47

Taxi  •  52m

  1. Take a taxi from Berkeley to San Jose 45.6 miles

$250 - $310

Drive  •  52m

  1. Drive from Berkeley to San Jose 45.6 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  52m

  1. Take an Uber from Berkeley to San Jose 45.6 miles

$55 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berkeley to San Jose is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Berkeley to San Jose is to taxi which costs $250 - $310 and takes 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berkeley to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Shattuck Av:Allston Way and arriving at San Jose, Ca via Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 44m.

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The distance between Berkeley and San Jose is 42 miles. The road distance is 45.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Berkeley to San Jose without a car is to BART and line 181 bus which takes 1h 31m and costs $7 - $11.

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It takes approximately 1h 31m to get from Berkeley to San Jose, including transfers.

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Berkeley to San Jose bus services, operated by AC Transit, depart from Shattuck Av:Allston Way station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berkeley to San Jose is 46 miles. It takes approximately 52m to drive from Berkeley to San Jose.

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There are 382+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Berkeley to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 42.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 31m

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

You can take a bus from Berkeley to San Jose via Thomas L Berkley Way:Telegraph Av and Oakland, Ca in around 2h 44m.

Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Downtown Berkeley BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
bart.gov
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Warm Springs BART to 2nd & Saint John
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Shattuck Av:Allston Way to Thomas L Berkley Way:Telegraph Av
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Bus from Martin Luther King Jr Way:University Av to 2nd St:Oakland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Berkeley to San Jose
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$60 - $80
Assist
$55 - $75
UberX
$55 - $75
WAV
$55 - $75
UberXL
$90 - $120
Select
$140 - $180
Black
$190 - $240
Black SUV
$210 - $270
Taxi from Berkeley to San Jose
Ave. Duration
52m
Estimated price
$250 - $310
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com
Vallejo City Taxi Cab
Phone
+1 707-643-3333
Website
citytaxicabvallejo.com

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