There are 5 ways to get from Folsom to San Jose by bus, tram, train, night bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6781 / ...

$28 - $62

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Night bus  •  5 h 42 min

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

$12 - $20

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Tram, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the tram from Historic Folsom Station to Sacramento Valley Station Gold
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Capitol Corridor / ...

$32 - $82

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Folsom to San Jose 138.2 miles

$13 - $20

Tram, fly, Caltrain  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the tram from Historic Folsom Station to 8th & Capitol Station
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) SMF - SFO
  3. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$84 - $208

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The cheapest way to get from Folsom to San Jose is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Folsom to San Jose is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Folsom to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Greenback Ln & Main Ave and arriving at San Jose, Ca via Arcadia Dr & Greenback Ln, Watt Ave & I-80 Lrt, Sacramento, Ca and Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 1 min.

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The distance between Folsom and San Jose is 101 miles. The road distance is 138.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Folsom to San Jose without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 1 min and costs $27 - $65.

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It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Folsom to San Jose, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Folsom to San Jose is 138 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to drive from Folsom to San Jose.

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  • Distance: 101 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 1 min

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

You can take a bus from Folsom to San Jose via Arcadia Dr & Greenback Ln, Watt Ave & I-80 Lrt, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, Ca, and Oakland, Ca in around 5 h 1 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
Train operators
Sacramento Regional Transit
Website
sacrt.com
Tram from Historic Folsom Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sacrt.com
Tram from Historic Folsom Station to 8th & Capitol Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sacrt.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 Sacramento Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
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 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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Sacramento to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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United Airlines offers flights from Sacramento Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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