There are 8 ways to get from Michigan to San Jose by plane, train, bus, subway 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 Flint to San Jose  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Flint (FNT) to San Jose (SJC) FNT - SJC

$266 - $943

Cheapest option

Fly Detroit to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  8 h 4 min

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

$196 - $483

6 alternative options

Fly Detroit to San Jose  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to San Jose (SJC) DTW - SJC

$199 - $372

Fly Grand Rapids to San Jose  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to San Jose (SJC) GRR - SJC

$279 - $1,029

Fly Detroit to Oakland  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Oakland (OAK) DTW - OAK

$229 - $344

Bus, train, BART  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago - Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Transit Station
  3. Take the BART from Richmond BART Station to Fremont BART Station

$326 - $978

Bus  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca

$261 - $700

Drive  •  37 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to San Jose 2441.2 miles

$230 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Michigan to San Jose is to fly and Caltrain which costs $190 - $490 and takes 8 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Michigan to San Jose is to fly which costs $260 - $950 and takes 6 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Michigan to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at San Jose, Ca via Dayton Trotwood, Oh and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 14 h.

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The distance between Michigan and San Jose is 1997 miles. The road distance is 2441.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Michigan to San Jose without a car is to bus and train and BART which takes 2 days 13 h and costs $320 - $1,000.

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It takes approximately 6 h 51 min to get from Michigan to San Jose, including transfers.

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Michigan to San Jose bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Detroit, Mi station.

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The best way to get from Michigan to San Jose is to fly which takes 6 h 51 min and costs $260 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $260 - $700 and takes 2 days 14 h.

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There is no direct flight from Flint Airport to San Jose Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 28 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Michigan to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 1997.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 51 min

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

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Flint to San Jose hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to San Jose via Dayton Trotwood, Oh and Los Angeles, Ca in around 2 days 14 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Flint to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Flint to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Flint to San Jose via Minneapolis, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Flint to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Flint to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Newark
Ave. Duration
10 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Flint to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Flint to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Flint to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
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 Chicago Union Station to Richmond Transit Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Richmond BART Station to Fremont BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $40
Online Fare
$35 - $60
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $80
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 Detroit, Mi to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550
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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