There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to San Jose by plane, train or shuttle

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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Fly to San Jose  •  16 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to San Jose (SJC) MAD - SJC

$474 - $1,905

Cheapest option

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  16 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to San Francisco (SFO) MAD - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$301 - $816

3 alternative options

Fly to Oakland  •  17 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Oakland (OAK) MAD - OAK

$324 - $667

Fly to Sacramento, train  •  22 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Sacramento (SMF) MAD - SMF
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station

$464 - $2,285

Fly to Monterey, shuttle  •  21 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Monterey (MRY) MAD - MRY
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Monterey to San Jose International Airport

$429 - $1,457

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to San Jose is to fly and Caltrain which costs 250€ - 700€ and takes 16 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to San Jose is to fly and Caltrain which costs 250€ - 700€ and takes 16 h 44 min.

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The distance between Madrid and San Jose is 9323 km.

It takes approximately 16 h 48 min to get from Madrid to San Jose, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Madrid Airport to San Jose Airport. The quickest flight takes 14 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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San Jose is 9 h behind Madrid. It is currently 6:26 AM in Madrid and 9:26 PM in San Jose.

British Airways, Iberia, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 346+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 5826.8 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 48 min

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

British Airways, American Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from Madrid to San Jose hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madrid to San Jose via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from Madrid to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
16 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,100
Flights from Madrid to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from Madrid to San Jose via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
17 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,100
Flights from Madrid to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
16 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,300
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
16 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $2,700
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
16 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $2,700
Flights from Madrid to Oakland via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,500
Flights from Madrid to Oakland via Charlotte, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,400
Flights from Madrid to Sacramento via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
15 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $7,000
Flights from Madrid to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
16 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $7,000
Flights from Madrid to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
20 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,500
Flights from Madrid to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,500
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Charlotte, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
18 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,700
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
19 h 47 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,700
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via New York JFK, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
20 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,700
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via London Heathrow, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
18 h 47 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,900
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Chicago O'Hare, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
19 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $3,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madrid to San Jose via Newark
Ave. Duration
20 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,900
Flights from Madrid to San Jose via Washington Dulles, Denver
Ave. Duration
18 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,900
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Newark
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $2,900
Flights from Madrid to Sacramento via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
17 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,500 - $8,000
Flights from Madrid to Sacramento via Newark
Ave. Duration
20 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $8,000
Flights from Madrid to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Newark, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Newark, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
20 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Toronto, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
19 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Frankfurt, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,600
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Paris CDG, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
16 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Toronto, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
22 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,600
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Amsterdam, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
16 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $4,200
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19 h 58 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to San Jose via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from Madrid to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
16 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,100
Flights from Madrid to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from Madrid to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
16 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,300
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
16 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $2,700
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
16 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $2,700
Flights from Madrid to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
16 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $7,000
Flights from Madrid to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madrid to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
19 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $2,400
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,700
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,700
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $2,800
Flights from Madrid to Oakland via Amsterdam, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
17 h 26 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,100
Flights from Madrid to Sacramento via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
20 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $7,000
Flights from Madrid to Sacramento via Paris CDG, Seattle
Ave. Duration
16 h 9 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $7,000
Flights from Madrid to Sacramento via Amsterdam, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
17 h 11 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $7,000
Flights from Madrid to Sacramento via Amsterdam, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $7,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
15 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Madrid to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Toronto, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
19 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Frankfurt, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,600
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Paris CDG, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
16 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Toronto, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
22 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,600
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Amsterdam, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
16 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $4,200
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19 h 58 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to San Jose via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from Madrid to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
16 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,300
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,300
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
16 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,800
Flights from Madrid to Oakland via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,500
Flights from Madrid to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Munich
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Madrid to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Frankfurt, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $3,900
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via Frankfurt, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,600
Flights from Madrid to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19 h 58 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
19 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $2,400
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,700
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $2,800
Flights from Madrid to Sacramento via Paris CDG, Seattle
Ave. Duration
16 h 9 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $7,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
19 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $2,400
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,700
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $2,800
Flights from Madrid to Sacramento via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
20 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $7,000
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,300
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
16 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,800
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Madrid to Oakland via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Oakland via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Madrid to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to San Francisco via Zurich
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,900
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 Sacramento Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from Monterey to San Jose International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com

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