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

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Fly to San Jose  •  3 h 36 min

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

$64 - $264

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Fly to Oakland, bus  •  4 h 45 min

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

$90 - $334

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  5 h 23 min

  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  •  18 h 4 min

  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

$86 - $209

Train  •  19 h 30 min

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

$100 - $310

Drive  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Portland to San Jose 670.1 miles

$65 - $95

Questions & Answers

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 18 h 4 min.

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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 19 h 30 min.

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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 18 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min 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 3 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 18 h 4 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 19 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Portland Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Portland 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 Portland to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 570.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Southwest Airlines 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 18 h 4 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $650
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 Portland Union Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
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
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 Portland, Or to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $150
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24

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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 11 h 19 min 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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Book your Portland to San Jose bus tickets online with Greyhound, 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 Portland to Portland Airport is to tram which takes 35 min and costs .

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