There are 4 ways to get from Chico to San Jose by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Chico, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca

$40 - $93

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Bus, train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Chico Amtrak to Stockton Robert Cabral Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the train from Skt Stockton Station to Sjd San Jose Station Ace / ...

$13 - $17

2 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 5 min

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

$40 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Chico to San Jose 207.1 miles

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chico to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Chico, Ca and arriving at San Jose, Ca via Sacramento, Ca and Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chico Amtrak and arriving at San Jose Diridon Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

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The distance between Chico and San Jose is 166 miles. The road distance is 207.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chico to San Jose without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Chico to San Jose, including transfers.

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Chico to San Jose bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chico, Ca station.

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

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The best way to get from Chico to San Jose is to bus which takes 5 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 5 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Chico to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 166.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

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

You can take a bus from Chico to San Jose via Sacramento, Ca and Oakland, Ca in around 5 h 19 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chico to San Jose once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min.

Train operators
Altamont Corridor Express
Phone
1800-411-7245
Website
acerail.com
Train from Skt Stockton Station to Sjd San Jose Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
acerail.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 Chico Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
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 Chico, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Chico Amtrak to Stockton Robert Cabral Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Chico to San Jose is 207 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to drive from Chico to San Jose.

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