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

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

3 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 5 min

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

$40 - $110

Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chico, CA to Stockton, CA 3718
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Stockton, CA to San Jose, CA 3911 / ...

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Chico to San Jose 207.1 miles

$20 - $30

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.

Train operators
Amtrak
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Chico, CA to Stockton, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Stockton, CA to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chico to San Jose?

The distance between Chico and San Jose is 266 km. The road distance is 331 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chico to San Jose?

The cheapest way to get from Chico to San Jose is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 36 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chico to San Jose?

The quickest way to get from Chico to San Jose is to drive which takes 3 h 36 min and costs $20 - $30.

Is there a direct train between Chico and San Jose?

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

Is there a direct bus between Chico and San Jose?

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.

How long does it take to get from Chico to San Jose?

It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Chico to San Jose, including transfers.