There are 12 ways to get from New Jersey to San Jose by plane, bus, train 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 Newark to San Jose  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to San Jose (SJC) EWR - SJC

$142 - $484

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Fly New York JFK to San Jose  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to San Jose (SJC) JFK - SJC

$152 - $504

Fly Newark to Oakland, bus  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Oakland (OAK) EWR - OAK
  2. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca

$288 - $984

Fly Newark to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  9 h 27 min

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

$161 - $519

Fly New York JFK to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to San Francisco (SFO) JFK - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$151 - $459

Train to Philadelphia, fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Francisco (SFO) PHL - SFO
  3. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$200 - $764

Train to Baltimore, fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to San Francisco (SFO) BWI - SFO
  3. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$268 - $682

Bus  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Las Vegas, Nv 1675
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to San Jose, Ca 6774

$291 - $733

Bus via Los Angls Amtrak, Ca  •  3 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA

$291 - $749

Train via New York Penn Station  •  3 days 4 h

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

$464 - $1,359

Train  •  3 days 11 h

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

$463 - $1,378

Drive  •  45 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Newark to San Jose 2943.6 miles

$280 - $420

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from New Jersey to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Newark, Nj and arriving at San Jose, Ca via Las Vegas, Nv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 22 h.

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No, there is no direct train from New Jersey station to San Jose station. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at San Jose Diridon Station via New York Penn Station, Chicago Union Station and Emeryville Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 4 h.

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The distance between New Jersey and San Jose is 2552 miles. The road distance is 2943.6 miles.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to San Jose without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 22 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 19 min to get from New Jersey to San Jose, including transfers.

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New Jersey to San Jose bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Newark, Nj station.

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New Jersey to San Jose train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to San Jose is to fly which takes 8 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 22 h, you could also train, which costs and takes 3 days 4 h.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 6 h 41 min.

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New Jersey 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 New Jersey to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 2551.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 19 min

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Elizabeth to San Jose hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newark to San Jose via Las Vegas, Nv in around 2 days 22 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
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 Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station 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
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
Train from Newark Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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
Bus from Newark, Nj to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
2 days 10 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$230 - $390
Flexible
$460 - $600
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Newark, Nj to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 18 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$260 - $430
Flexible
$500 - $700

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San Jose is 3 h behind New Jersey. It is currently 6:17 AM in New Jersey and 3:17 AM in San Jose.

New Jersey to San Jose train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Jose Diridon Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Jersey to San Jose is 2944 miles. It takes approximately 45 h 34 min to drive from New Jersey to San Jose.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to San Jose Airport.

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Book your New Jersey to San Jose train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your New Jersey to San Jose bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 339+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Newark Airport is to line 62 bus which takes 12 min and costs .

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