There are 5 ways to get from Merced to San Jose by bus, train, car, plane or subway

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

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Merced, Ca to Hayward, Ca 6834
  2. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6781 / ...

$26 - $59

Cheapest option

Bus via Fremont Bart Station  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Merced, Ca to Hayward, Ca 6834

$21 - $44

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Merced Amtrak to Stockton Robert Cabral Station Amtrak San Joaquins
  2. Take the train from Skt Stockton Station to Sjd San Jose Station Ace / ...

$39 - $69

Drive  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Merced to San Jose 120.8 miles

$11 - $18

Fly, BART, line 181 bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Merced (MCE) to Oakland (OAK) MCE - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum to Fremont
  3. Take the line 181 bus from Fremont Bart Station to 1St & Mission

$32 - $57

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

You can take a bus from Merced to San Jose via Hayward, Ca in around 3 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Merced to San Jose via Stockton Robert Cabral Station Amtrak and Skt Stockton Station in around 4 h.

Airlines
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Merced to Oakland
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Merced Amtrak to Stockton Robert Cabral Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Altamont Corridor Express
Phone
1800-411-7245
Website
acerail.com
Train from Skt Stockton Station to Sjd San Jose Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
acerail.com
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Fremont
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Merced, Ca to Hayward, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Fremont Bart Station to 1St & Mission
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Merced and San Jose is 125 km. The road distance is 193 km.

The cheapest way to get from Merced to San Jose is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 2 h 7 min.

The quickest way to get from Merced to San Jose is to drive which takes 2 h 7 min and costs $11 - $18.

No, there is no direct train from Merced to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Merced Amtrak and arriving at Sjd San Jose Station via Skt Stockton Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

No, there is no direct bus from Merced to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Merced, Ca and arriving at San Jose, Ca via Hayward, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Merced to San Jose, including transfers.