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

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Tram to Los Angeles, fly to San Jose  •  4 h 7 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

$75 - $252

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Bus Flixbus USA  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Glendale to San Jose FlixBus

$16 - $28

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Tram to Burbank, fly to San Jose  •  4 h 16 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

$64 - $311

Tram, tram to Long Beach, fly to San Jose  •  5 h 3 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

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to San Jose  •  4 h 59 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 to Burbank, fly to Oakland, BART, line 181 bus  •  5 h 29 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 BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station
  4. Take the line 181 bus from Warm Springs Bart to 2Nd & St John

$115 - $443

Tram, train to Santa Ana, fly to San Jose  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the tram from Memorial Park Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  3. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC

$88 - $293

Bus Megabus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA

$32 - $47

Train  •  11 h 23 min

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

$67 - $182

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Pasadena to San Jose 343.6 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Pasadena to San Jose is to bus which costs $15 - $28 and takes 8 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pasadena to San Jose is to tram and fly which costs $75 - $260 and takes 4 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pasadena to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Colorado / Garfield and arriving at Santa Clara & 1St via Glendale and Eastridge Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 22 min.

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The distance between Pasadena and San Jose is 306 miles. The road distance is 343.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Pasadena to San Jose without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 47 min and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Pasadena to San Jose, including transfers.

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Pasadena to San Jose bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Glendale station.

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The best way to get from Pasadena to San Jose is to bus which takes 7 h 47 min and costs $30 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $190 and takes 11 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Pasadena to San Jose bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at San Jose station.

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Map of how to get from Pasadena to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 306.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

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

Megabus operates a bus from Pasadena to San Jose every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 25 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 12 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 11 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 28 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 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
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
Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Memorial Park Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
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 Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
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
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Warm Springs Bart to 2Nd & St John
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
vta.org
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Glendale to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Pasadena to San Jose is 344 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to drive from Pasadena to San Jose.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 335+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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