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There are 11 ways to get from Lancaster to San Jose by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train, bus  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Lancaster station to Downtown Burbank station Antelope Valley Line
  2. Take the bus from Burbank Station to San Jose, CA

$41 - $59

Cheapest option

Bus Flixbus USA  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from MetroLink/Sierra Hwy. to GET Downtown Transit Center 100
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield to San Jose FlixBus

$16 - $30

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from MetroLink/Sierra Hwy. to Greyhound/18th St. 100
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6774

$32 - $78

Train  •  12 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Lancaster station to Downtown Burbank station Antelope Valley Line
  2. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight

$78 - $196

Drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Lancaster to San Jose 323.4 miles

$30 - $50

Train to Burbank, fly to San Jose  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Lancaster station to Downtown Burbank station
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC

$72 - $325

Train to Los Angeles, fly to San Jose  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Lancaster station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) LAX - SJC

$79 - $261

Train to Burbank, fly to Oakland  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Lancaster station to Downtown Burbank station
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK

$123 - $457

Train to Long Beach, fly to San Jose  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Lancaster station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to San Jose (SJC) LGB - SJC

$65 - $277

Train, train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to San Jose  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Lancaster station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Ontario Amtrak
  3. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to San Jose (SJC) ONT - SJC

$128 - $438

Train, train to Santa Ana, fly to San Jose  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Lancaster station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
  3. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC

$98 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Lancaster to San Jose is to bus which costs $16 - $30 and takes 8 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lancaster to San Jose is to train and fly which costs $70 - $330 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lancaster to San Jose. However, there are services departing from MetroLink/Sierra Hwy. and arriving at Santa Clara & 1St via Downtown Transit Center, Bakersfield and Eastridge Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 58 min.

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The distance between Lancaster and San Jose is 280 miles. The road distance is 323.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Lancaster to San Jose without a car is to train and bus which takes 8 h 49 min and costs $40 - $60.

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It takes approximately 8 h 49 min to get from Lancaster to San Jose, including transfers.

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Lancaster to San Jose bus services, operated by Kern Transit, depart from MetroLink/Sierra Hwy. station.

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The best way to get from Lancaster to San Jose is to bus which takes 8 h 58 min and costs $16 - $30. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $200 and takes 12 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from Burbank Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Lancaster to San Jose bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at San Jose station.

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Map of how to get from Lancaster to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 279.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 49 min

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

You can take a bus from Lancaster to San Jose via GET Downtown Transit Center, Downtown Transit Center, Southwest Transit Center, Bakersfield, San Jose, and Eastridge Transit Center in around 8 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lancaster to San Jose via Downtown Burbank station, Burbank Station, Burbank Airport South, and Burbank Amtrak in around 12 h 59 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $330
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Lancaster station to Downtown Burbank station
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Lancaster station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Burbank Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 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
$280 - $400
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Kern Transit
Website
kerntransit.org
Bus from MetroLink/Sierra Hwy. to GET Downtown Transit Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
Bus from MetroLink/Sierra Hwy. to Greyhound/18th St.
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Bakersfield to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
flixbus.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 Bakersfield, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75

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Yes, the driving distance between Lancaster to San Jose is 323 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to drive from Lancaster to San Jose.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Burbank Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 337+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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