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There are 7 ways to get from Merced to San Jose by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train, bus  •  3h 47m

  1. Take the train from Merced Amtrak Station to Stockton Amtrak Station San Joaquins
  2. Take the bus from Stockton Amtrak Station to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Cheapest option

Bus Tufesa  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Wal Mart - Los Banos Lb
  2. Take the bus from Los Banos, CA to San Jose, CA

$20 - $31

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  4h 15m

  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

Train Altamont Corridor Express  •  4h 21m

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

$39 - $69

Train  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Merced Amtrak Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station San Joaquins
  2. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to San Jose Diridon Station Capitol Corridor / ...

$58 - $125

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Merced to San Jose 120.8 miles

$11 - $18

Fly, BART, line 181 bus  •  4h 24m

  1. Fly from Merced (MCE) to Oakland (OAK) MCE - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station
  3. Take the line 181 bus from Warm Springs BART to 2nd & Saint John

$32 - $60

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

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

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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 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Merced station to San Jose station. However, there are services departing from Merced Amtrak Station and arriving at Sjd San Jose Station via Skt Stockton Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 21m.

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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 train and bus which takes 3h 47m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 47m 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, arrive at Merced Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Merced to San Jose is to bus which takes 4h 15m and costs $25 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $70 and takes 4h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Merced to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 78.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 47m

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 4h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Merced to San Jose via Skt Stockton Station in around 4h 21m.

Airlines
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Merced to Oakland
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Merced Amtrak Station to Stockton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Merced Amtrak Station to Stockton Robert J. Cabral Station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
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
Train from Merced Amtrak Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Altamont Corridor Express
Phone
1800-411-7245
Website
acerail.com
Train from Skt Stockton Station to Sjd San Jose Station
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
ACE
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bart.gov
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Stockton Amtrak Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
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 Merced, Ca to Hayward, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
The Bus
Website
mercedthebus.com
Bus from Merced Transpo to Wal Mart - Los Banos
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mercedthebus.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Los Banos, CA to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Book at
GotoBus
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Warm Springs BART to 2nd & Saint John
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org

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The quickest flight from Merced Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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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 Amtrak, arrive at San Jose Diridon Station.

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

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Boutique Air offers flights from Merced Airport to Oakland Airport.

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There are 382+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Merced to Merced Airport is to bus which takes 1h 4m and costs $1 - $3.

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