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There are 10 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.

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Fly Detroit to San Jose  •  7 h 15 min

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

$199 - $375

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Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to San Francisco (SFO) ORD - SFO
  3. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$120 - $419

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Fly Grand Rapids to San Jose  •  9 h 21 min

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

$279 - $1,032

Fly Detroit to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  8 h 25 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

Fly Grand Rapids to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to San Francisco (SFO) GRR - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$291 - $1,057

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to San Jose  •  11 h 2 min

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

$183 - $551

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to San Jose  •  11 h 5 min

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

$213 - $520

Bus  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Columbus, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Las Vegas, Nv
  3. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to San Jose, Ca

$261 - $670

Train, BART  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Amtrak
  3. Take the BART from Richmond BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station

$350 - $1,044

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 train and fly and Caltrain which costs $120 - $420 and takes 12 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Michigan to San Jose is to fly which costs $190 - $380 and takes 7 h 15 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 Columbus, Oh and Las Vegas, Nv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12 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 which takes 2 days 12 h and costs $260 - $700.

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It takes approximately 7 h 15 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 7 h 15 min and costs $190 - $380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $260 - $700 and takes 2 days 12 h.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 35 min.

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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: 7 h 15 min

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Livonia to San Jose hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to San Jose via Columbus, Oh and Las Vegas, Nv in around 2 days 12 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 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
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 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 50 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Detroit to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 8 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to San Jose
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station to Chicago Union Station
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 Station to Chicago Union Station
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 to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Twice 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
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Richmond BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
bart.gov
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 Detroit, Mi to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
42 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $310
Flexible
$360 - $470
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140

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San Jose is 3 h behind Michigan. It is currently 10:02 AM in Michigan and 7:02 AM in San Jose.

Yes, the driving distance between Michigan to San Jose is 2441 miles. It takes approximately 37 h 19 min to drive from Michigan to San Jose.

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Delta, United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Detroit Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 337+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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