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There are 11 ways to get from Los Angeles to Santa Clara by plane, bus, train, tram or car

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Fly Los Angeles to San Jose

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

Cheapest option

Fly Los Angeles to San Francisco, Caltrain

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO)
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain

9 alternative options

Fly Burbank to San Jose

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC)

Bus to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to San Jose

  1. Take the bus from Union Station to Pomona Transit Center
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to San Jose (SJC)

Tram to Long Beach, fly to San Jose

  1. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line to Del Amo Station
  2. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to San Jose (SJC)

Fly Burbank to Oakland, train

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK)
  2. Take the train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak

Train to Santa Ana, fly to San Jose

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Tustin station
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC)

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Los Angeles to King & Virginia - San Jose

Bus via San Jose Diridon Caltrain

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Jose

Train

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles to San Jose

Drive

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Clara

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Santa Clara is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Santa Clara is to fly which costs $75 - $380 and takes 3h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Santa Clara. However, there are services departing from Downtown Los Angeles and arriving at El Camino & Lincoln via King & Virginia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles to Santa Clara. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles and arriving at Santa Clara Caltrain via San Jose Diridon Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 22m.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Santa Clara is 311 miles. The road distance is 346.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Santa Clara without a car is to bus which takes 8h 9m and costs $55 - $80.

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It takes approximately 3h 13m to get from Los Angeles to Santa Clara, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Santa Clara bus services, operated by Tufesa, depart from Downtown Los Angeles station.

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Los Angeles to Santa Clara train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Los Angeles station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Santa Clara is to fly which takes 3h 13m and costs $50 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $80 and takes 8h 9m, you could also train, which costs $55 - $110 and takes 10h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Santa Clara.
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  • Distance: 310.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 13m

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Santa Clara, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Santa Clara hourly. Alternatively, Tufesa operates a bus from Downtown Los Angeles to King & Virginia - San Jose twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 7h 20m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 800-660-4287
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
One-way Senior / Disabled / Youth / Medicare Cardholder
$3 - $5
One-way Adult
$7 - $9
Metro Los Angeles
Phone
+1-323-466-3876
Email
CustomerRelations@metro.net
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line to Del Amo Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Senior/Disabled
$1
Adult
$2
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
Train from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
10h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Tustin station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$0 - $11
Website
Metrolink Trains
children 5 and under with a paid adult
$0
Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$4 - $5
Student / Youth 6-18
$5 - $8
Bus operators
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Union Station to Pomona Transit Center
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Tufesa
Phone
+1 833 766 3553
Email
centelusa@hotmail.com
Website
tufesainternacional.com
Bus from Downtown Los Angeles to King & Virginia - San Jose
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
tufesabus.com
Book at
gotobus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Los Angeles to Santa Clara bus services, operated by Tufesa, arrive at King & Virginia - San Jose station.

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Los Angeles to Santa Clara train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Jose station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Santa Clara is 347 miles. It takes approximately 5h 47m to drive from Los Angeles to Santa Clara.

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

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There are 282+ hotels available in Santa Clara. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to bus which takes 39 min and costs $8 - $10.

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