There are 6 ways to get from Chico to San Jose by bus, train, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Bus  •  5 h 34 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

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  5 h 57 min

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

$13 - $17

4 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 5 min

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

$40 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Chico to San Jose 207.1 miles

$20 - $30

Bus, bus to Sacramento, fly, Caltrain  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Chico, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
  3. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) SMF - SFO
  4. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$99 - $241

Bus to Redding, fly, Caltrain  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Chico, Ca to Redding, Ca
  2. Fly from Redding (RDD) to San Francisco (SFO) RDD - SFO
  3. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$156 - $326

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chico to San Jose is to bus and train which costs $13 - $17 and takes 5 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chico to San Jose is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 36 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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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Chico to San Jose, including transfers.

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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 34 min.

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

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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 34 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.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Redding to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chico Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak
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
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
Hourly
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Bus from Chico, Ca to Redding, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Yolobus
Phone
+1 530-666-2877
Website
yolobus.com
Bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
yolobus.com

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