There are 11 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.

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Fly Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose  •  6 h

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

$253 - $953

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Fly Houston to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  7 h 35 min

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

$140 - $506

9 alternative options

Fly Houston to San Jose  •  6 h 8 min

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

$193 - $855

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland  •  7 h 17 min

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

$203 - $815

Fly Houston to Oakland  •  7 h 27 min

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

$153 - $447

Bus to Austin, fly to San Jose  •  8 h 47 min

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

$186 - $610

Bus  •  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

Train, bus  •  44 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Sunset Limited
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA

$236 - $649

Train, bus via Laos Transit Center  •  46 h

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak Sunset Limited
  2. Take the bus from Tucson, AZ to San Jose, CA Tufesa

$197 - $582

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 Coast Starlight

$271 - $784

Drive  •  30 h 24 min

  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 drive which costs $180 - $270 and takes 30 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to San Jose is to fly which costs $250 - $1,000 and takes 6 h.

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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 40 h 2 min.

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

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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 40 h 2 min and costs $170 - $470.

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It takes approximately 6 h 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, depart from Houston Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Houston to San Jose is to fly which takes 6 h and costs $250 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $470 and takes 40 h 2 min, you could also train, which costs $270 - $800 and takes 47 h 41 min.

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

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
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Oakland via Austin
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Austin to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Jose via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Jose via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Houston to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Austin to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Austin to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Houston Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
36 h 40 min
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 Houston Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
25 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$300 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
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

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 Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
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
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Tucson, AZ to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $150
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GotoBus
Plus
$45 - $70
Platinum
$70 - $90
Ejecutivo
$80 - $110

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The quickest flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 55 min.

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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 2 h behind Houston. It is currently 11:52 AM in Houston and 9:52 AM 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 30 h 24 min to drive from Houston to San Jose.

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Southwest Airlines offers 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 346+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $102 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 49 min and costs $2.

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