There are 9 ways to get from Burbank to San Jose by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Burbank to San Jose  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC

$59 - $304

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the night bus from Burbank to San Jose FlixBus

$15 - $25

7 alternative options

Fly Burbank to Oakland, line 181 bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK
  2. Take the line 181 bus from Fremont Bart Station to 2Nd & St John

$109 - $436

Train to Los Angeles, fly to San Jose  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Downtown Burbank station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) LAX - SJC

$78 - $257

Fly Burbank to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  4 h 9 min

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

$76 - $465

Bus to Santa Ana, fly to San Jose  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Burbank Station to Anaheim, CA
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC

$70 - $261

Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Burbank Station to San Jose, CA

$30 - $45

Train  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight

$65 - $180

Drive  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Burbank to San Jose 332.6 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Burbank to San Jose is to night bus which costs $14 - $25 and takes 6 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Burbank to San Jose is to fly which costs $55 - $310 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Burbank Station station and arriving at San Jose, CA. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Burbank Amtrak and arriving at San Jose Diridon Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 42 min.

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The distance between Burbank and San Jose is 298 miles. The road distance is 332.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Burbank to San Jose without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 55 min and costs $30 - $45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to get from Burbank to San Jose, including transfers.

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Burbank to San Jose bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Burbank station.

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

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The best way to get from Burbank to San Jose is to fly which takes 2 h 33 min and costs $55 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 55 min, you could also train, which costs $65 - $180 and takes 9 h 42 min.

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The quickest flight from Burbank Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Burbank to San Jose bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at San Jose station.

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Map of how to get from Burbank to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 298.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 33 min

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

Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Burbank to San Jose every 2 hours. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Burbank to San Jose every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Downtown Burbank station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 Burbank Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 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
$280 - $400
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Fremont Bart Station to 2Nd & St John
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Burbank Station to Anaheim, CA
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Burbank Station to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
megabus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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