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There are 6 ways to get from Portland to San Jose by plane, subway, bus, train or car

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Fly to San Jose  •  3h 31m

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to San Jose (SJC) PDX - SJC

$64 - $268

5 alternative options

Fly to Oakland, BART, line 181 bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Oakland (OAK) PDX - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum to Warm Springs/South Fremont
  3. Take the line 181 bus from Warm Springs BART to 2nd & Saint John

$86 - $320

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  5h 11m

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

$74 - $230

Bus  •  17h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Sacramento, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca

$84 - $204

Train  •  19h 30m

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight

$100 - $310

Drive  •  11h 19m

  1. Drive from Portland to San Jose 670.1 miles

$65 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Portland to San Jose is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 11h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to San Jose is to fly which costs $60 - $270 and takes 3h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portland to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Portland, Or and arriving at San Jose, Ca via Sacramento, Ca and Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Portland Union Station station and arriving at San Jose Diridon Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19h 30m.

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The distance between Portland and San Jose is 570 miles. The road distance is 670.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Portland to San Jose without a car is to bus which takes 17h 20m and costs $80 - $210.

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It takes approximately 3h 31m to get from Portland to San Jose, including transfers.

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Portland to San Jose bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Portland, Or station.

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Portland to San Jose train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Portland Union Station.

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The best way to get from Portland to San Jose is to fly which takes 3h 31m and costs $60 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $210 and takes 17h 20m, you could also train, which costs $100 - $310 and takes 19h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Portland to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 570.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 31m

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

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Delta fly from Portland to San Jose hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portland to San Jose via Sacramento, Ca and Oakland, Ca in around 17h 20m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Portland to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Warm Springs/South Fremont
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bart.gov
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 Portland Union Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Business Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Room
$430 - $600
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Warm Springs BART to 2nd & Saint John
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
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 Portland, Or to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24

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The quickest flight from Portland Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Portland to San Jose bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Jose, Ca station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Portland to San Jose is 670 miles. It takes approximately 11h 19m to drive from Portland to San Jose.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Portland Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 389+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Portland to Portland Airport is to tram which takes 35m and costs $3.

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