There are 9 ways to get from Michigan to San Jose by plane, train, bus 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 Detroit to San Jose  •  8 h 10 min

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

$199 - $372

Cheapest option

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to San Jose  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to San Jose (SJC) ORD - SJC

$183 - $548

7 alternative options

Fly Grand Rapids to San Jose  •  8 h 58 min

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

$274 - $1,104

Fly Detroit to Oakland  •  7 h 49 min

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

$229 - $344

Fly Detroit to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  8 h 18 min

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

$198 - $486

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to San Jose  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to San Jose (SJC) MDW - SJC

$213 - $517

Train  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Emeryville Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Emeryville Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak

$366 - $1,082

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Michigan to San Jose is to fly which costs $220 - $350 and takes 7 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Michigan to San Jose is to fly which takes 7 h 49 min and costs $220 - $350.

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The distance between Michigan and San Jose is 3196 km. The road distance is 3906 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 10 min to get from Michigan to San Jose, including transfers.

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Livonia to San Jose hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Detroit to San Jose via Woodward & Baltimore(Milwaukee), Detroit Amtrak, Chicago Union Station Amtrak, and Emeryville Amtrak in around 2 days 13 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Denver, Burbank
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Chicago Midway, San Diego
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Newark
Ave. Duration
10 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Detroit to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Emeryville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 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
Train from Emeryville Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $190
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.

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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