There are 9 ways to get from Houston to San Jose by plane, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to San Jose (SJC) HOU - SJC

$233 - $903

Cheapest option

Fly Houston to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  8 h 3 min

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

$142 - $509

7 alternative options

Fly Houston to San Jose  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to San Jose (SJC) IAH - SJC

$193 - $855

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Oakland (OAK) HOU - OAK

$203 - $815

Fly Houston to Oakland  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Oakland (OAK) IAH - OAK

$153 - $447

Bus Greyhound USA  •  40 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca

$179 - $467

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  45 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, TX to San Antonio, TX
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Los Angeles
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA

$159 - $256

Train  •  47 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Sunset Limited
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$271 - $784

Drive  •  30 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Houston to San Jose 1894.5 miles

$180 - $270

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

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from Houston to San Jose hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to San Jose via San Antonio, Tx and Los Angeles, Ca in around 40 h 2 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Caltrain
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
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Houston Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
36 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$360 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$430 - $650
Room
$750 - $1,100
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 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
$290 - $400
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
28 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
32 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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Questions & Answers

The distance between Houston and San Jose is 2589 km. The road distance is 3031 km.

The cheapest way to get from Houston to San Jose is to bus which costs $150 - $260 and takes 45 h 19 min.

The quickest way to get from Houston to San Jose is to fly which takes 6 h 13 min and costs $230 - $950.

No, there is no direct train from Houston to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Houston Amtrak and arriving at San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 41 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Houston to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at San Jose, Ca via San Antonio, Tx and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 2 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Houston to San Jose, including transfers.