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There are 10 ways to get from Houston to San Jose by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose  •  6h 22m

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

$233 - $906

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  47h

  1. Take the bus from Houston Downtown Greyhound to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Anaheim
  3. Take the bus from Anaheim, CA to San Jose, CA

$141 - $241

8 alternative options

Fly Houston to San Jose  •  6h 34m

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

$193 - $858

Fly Houston to Oakland  •  7h 12m

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

$154 - $450

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland  •  7h 31m

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

$204 - $818

Fly Houston to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  7h 59m

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

$142 - $510

Bus to Austin, fly to San Jose  •  9h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Houston to Austin
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to San Jose (SJC) AUS - SJC

$262 - $658

Bus Greyhound USA  •  40h 39m

  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

Train  •  47h 41m

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

$271 - $784

Drive  •  30h 24m

  1. Drive from Houston to San Jose 1894.5 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to San Jose is to bus which costs $140 - $250 and takes 47h.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to San Jose is to fly which costs $230 - $950 and takes 6h 22m.

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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 40h 39m.

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

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The distance between Houston and San Jose is 1618 miles. The road distance is 1894.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to San Jose without a car is to bus which takes 40h 39m and costs $170 - $470.

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It takes approximately 6h 22m to get from Houston to San Jose, including transfers.

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Houston to San Jose bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Houston, Tx station.

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

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The best way to get from Houston to San Jose is to fly which takes 6h 22m and costs $230 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $470 and takes 40h 39m, you could also train, which costs $270 - $800 and takes 47h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Houston to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 1617.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 22m

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 40h 39m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Austin
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Austin
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Austin to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Austin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to Oakland
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Austin to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Houston Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
36h 40m
Frequency
3 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 to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
10h 1m
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
Vonlane
Website
vonlane.com
Bus from Houston to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
vonlane.com
Book at
vonlane.com
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 Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
28h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Turimex Internacional
Website
turimex.com
Bus from Houston Downtown Greyhound to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
turimex.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
32h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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The quickest flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 15m.

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

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San Jose is 2h behind Houston. It is currently 12:32 AM in Houston and 10:32 PM in San Jose.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston to San Jose is 1895 miles. It takes approximately 30h 24m to drive from Houston to San Jose.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to San Jose Airport.

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Book your Houston to San Jose bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 386+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Houston to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is to line 040 bus which takes 51m and costs $2.

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