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

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Train  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Emeryville Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Capitol Corridor / ...

$24 - $50

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BART, bus  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the BART from Downtown Berkeley BART Station to Hayward BART Station Warm Springs/South Fremont - Richmond
  2. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6781 / ...

$13 - $26

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  52 min

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

$250 - $310

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Berkeley to San Jose 45.6 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  52 min

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

$70 - $90

Bikeshare  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Cycle from Mlk Jr Way At University Ave to San Pedro Square 53.9 miles

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Emeryville Amtrak and arriving at San Jose Diridon Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 28 min.

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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 train which takes 1 h 28 min and costs .

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The train from Emeryville Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station takes 1 h 28 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Berkeley to San Jose train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Emeryville Amtrak station.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Berkeley to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 42.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 28 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Berkeley to San Jose every 4 hours. Tickets cost $24 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 28 min.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Emeryville Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $190
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Downtown Berkeley BART Station to Hayward BART Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
bart.gov
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 Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Berkeley to San Jose
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$70 - $90
UberX
$70 - $90
WAV
$70 - $90
UberXL
$100 - $140
Select
$150 - $190
Black
$200 - $260
Black SUV
$220 - $280
Ford GoBike
Phone
+1 855-480-2453
Website
fordgobike.com
Bike from Mlk Jr Way At University Ave to San Pedro Square
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
On demand
More information at
fordgobike.com
Taxi from Berkeley to San Jose
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$250 - $310
SF Green Cab
Phone
+1 415-626-4733
Website
greencabsf.com
https://www.sfmta.com/
Website
sfmta.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 415.333.3333
Website
yellowcabsf.com
Taxi Bay Area
Phone
+1 408-541-1515
Website
taxibayarea.com
Vallejo City Taxi Cab
Phone
+1 707-643-3333
Website
citytaxicabvallejo.com

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