There are 10 ways to get from Los Angeles to Sunnyvale by plane, train, tram, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Los Angeles to San Jose, Caltrain  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) LAX - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain

$76 - $255

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  6 h 56 min

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

$30 - $51

8 alternative options

Fly Burbank to San Jose, Caltrain  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain

$65 - $314

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to San Jose  •  4 h 13 min

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

$120 - $421

Train to Santa Ana, fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC
  3. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain

$90 - $292

Tram to Long Beach, fly to San Jose  •  5 h

  1. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
  2. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to San Jose (SJC) LGB - SJC

$54 - $261

Fly Burbank to Oakland, train  •  5 h 8 min

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

$132 - $484

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6860 / ...

$41 - $95

Train  •  10 h 32 min

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

$71 - $184

Drive  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Sunnyvale 352.8 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Sunnyvale is to bus which costs $30 - $55 and takes 6 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Sunnyvale is to fly and Caltrain which costs $75 - $260 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles station to Sunnyvale. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Sunnyvale Caltrain via San Jose Diridon Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 32 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Sunnyvale is 314 miles. The road distance is 352.8 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Los Angeles to Sunnyvale without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 56 min and costs $30 - $55.

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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Los Angeles to Sunnyvale, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Sunnyvale train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Sunnyvale is to bus which takes 6 h 56 min and costs $30 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $190 and takes 10 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Sunnyvale.
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  • Distance: 314.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

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

Megabus operates a bus from Los Angeles to Sunnyvale every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 25 min. Boltbus also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Sunnyvale once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 10 h 1 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 Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
caltrain.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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak 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 Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 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
Train from Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 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
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Boltbus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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

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