There are 4 ways to get from Merced to San Jose by bus, train or car

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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

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Bus via Fremont Bart Station  •  3 h 34 min

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

$21 - $44

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Merced Amtrak to Stockton Robert Cabral Station 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

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

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

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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.

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No, there is no direct train from Merced to San Jose station. 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.

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The distance between Merced and San Jose is 78 miles. The road distance is 120.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Merced to San Jose without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 30 min and costs $25 - $60.

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

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Merced to San Jose bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Merced, Ca station.

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Merced to San Jose train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Merced Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Merced to San Jose is to bus which takes 3 h 30 min and costs $25 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $70 and takes 4 h.

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Map of how to get from Merced to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 78.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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 and Skt Stockton Station in around 4 h.

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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Merced Amtrak to Stockton Robert Cabral Station
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
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
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

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Merced to San Jose bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Jose, Ca station.

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Merced to San Jose train services, operated by Altamont Corridor Express, arrive at Sjd San Jose Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Merced to San Jose is 121 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to drive from Merced to San Jose.

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