There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Jose Airport (SJC) by plane, bus, train 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 to San Jose  •  1 h

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) LAX - SJC

$65 - $240

Cheapest option

Bus Boltbus  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Hollywood Blvd to San Jose, CA LA-Oakland

$39 - $54

4 alternative options

Fly to San Francisco  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) LAX - SFO

$110 - $277

Bus Megabus  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA

$40 - $85

Train  •  11 h 50 min

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

$73 - $218

Drive  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Jose Airport (SJC) 350.3 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Jose Airport (SJC) is to bus which costs $35 - $55 and takes 9 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Jose Airport (SJC) is to fly which costs $65 - $240 and takes 1 h.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and San Jose Airport (SJC) is 310 miles. The road distance is 350.3 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 1 h to fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC), including transfers and time at the airport.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Jose Airport (SJC). However, there are services departing from LAX via FlyAway and arriving at Santa Clara Caltrain via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and San Jose Diridon Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 50 min.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Jose Airport (SJC) is to fly which takes 1 h and costs $65 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $85 and takes 8 h 33 min, You could also train, which costs $70 - $220 and takes 11 h 50 min..

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Jose Airport (SJC).
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  • Distance: 310.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and San Jose Airport (SJC), USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Jose Airport (SJC) hourly. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Jose Airport (SJC) every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 25 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
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 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
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Hollywood Blvd to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
boltbus.com

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