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

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Fly to San Jose  •  1 h 5 min

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

$65 - $240

Cheapest option

Bus Flixbus USA  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from LA Downtown to San Jose FlixBus

$25 - $43

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  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Burbank Station to San Jose, CA

$38 - $55

Train  •  12 h 12 min

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

$70 - $181

Drive  •  6 h 2 min

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

$30 - $50

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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 13 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 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Jose Airport (SJC). However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at San Jose Airport - Terminal A via LA Downtown, Eastridge Transit Center and Santa Clara Caltrain Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

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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.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Jose Airport (SJC) without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 13 min and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Jose Airport (SJC) bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from LA Downtown station.

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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 5 min and costs $65 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $55 and takes 9 h 13 min, you could also train, which costs $70 - $190 and takes 12 h 12 min.

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

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Jose Airport (SJC) bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at San Jose station.

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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 5 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta 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 5 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
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
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Jose Airport (SJC) is 350 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Jose Airport (SJC).

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 394+ hotels available in San Jose Airport (SJC). Prices start at $101 USD per night.

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