There are 10 ways to get from Pasadena to San Jose by tram, plane, train, subway, 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

Tram to Los Angeles, fly to San Jose  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the tram from Memorial Park Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) LAX - SJC

$77 - $255

Cheapest option

Bus Boltbus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Hollywood Blvd to San Jose LA-Oakland

$27 - $42

8 alternative options

Tram to Burbank, fly to San Jose  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the tram from Memorial Park Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC

$65 - $314

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to San Jose  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to San Jose (SJC) ONT - SJC

$118 - $421

Tram, tram to Long Beach, fly to San Jose  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the tram from Memorial Park Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
  3. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to San Jose (SJC) LGB - SJC

$55 - $260

Tram to Burbank, fly to Oakland, BART, line 181 bus  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the tram from Memorial Park Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK
  3. Take the BART from Coliseum to Fremont
  4. Take the line 181 bus from Fremont Bart Station to 1St & Mission

$115 - $446

Train to Santa Ana, fly to San Jose  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Tustin station
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC

$74 - $260

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6860 / ...

$38 - $96

Train  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$67 - $182

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Pasadena to San Jose 343.6 miles

$30 - $50

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

Boltbus operates a bus from Pasadena to San Jose twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 10 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Pasadena to San Jose once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 10 h 1 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Memorial Park Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Fremont
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Fremont Bart Station to 1St & Mission
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Hollywood Blvd to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
boltbus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Pasadena to San Jose?

The distance between Pasadena and San Jose is 490 km. The road distance is 550 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Pasadena to San Jose?

The cheapest way to get from Pasadena to San Jose is to bus which costs $26 - $45 and takes 8 h 18 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Pasadena to San Jose?

The quickest way to get from Pasadena to San Jose is to tram and fly which takes 3 h 32 min and costs $75 - $260.

Is there a direct bus between Pasadena and San Jose?

No, there is no direct bus from Pasadena to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Colorado / Garfield and arriving at San Jose via Hollywood Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 18 min.

How long does it take to get from Pasadena to San Jose?

It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to get from Pasadena to San Jose, including transfers.