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There are 8 ways to get from Raleigh to San Jose by plane, train, bus, subway 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

Fly Raleigh/Durham to San Jose  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to San Jose (SJC) RDU - SJC

$224 - $708

Cheapest option

Fly Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to San Francisco (SFO) RDU - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$221 - $446

6 alternative options

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Oakland  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Oakland (OAK) RDU - OAK

$225 - $570

Train to Charlotte, fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to Charlotte Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to San Francisco (SFO) CLT - SFO
  3. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$241 - $609

Bus  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Las Vegas, Nv
  4. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to San Jose, Ca

$292 - $761

Train, BART  •  3 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Amtrak
  4. Take the BART from Richmond BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station

$451 - $1,357

Train  •  3 days 13 h

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Emeryville Amtrak Station
  4. Take the train from Emeryville Amtrak Station to San Jose Diridon Station

$486 - $1,432

Drive  •  44 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to San Jose 2815.6 miles

$270 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to San Jose is to fly and Caltrain which costs $220 - $450 and takes 9 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to San Jose is to fly which costs $220 - $750 and takes 9 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to San Jose. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at San Jose, Ca via Raleigh, Nc, Winston Salem, Nc, Columbus, Oh and Las Vegas, Nv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 23 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Raleigh station to San Jose station. However, there are services departing from Raleigh Union Station and arriving at San Jose Diridon Station via Alexandria Amtrak Station, Chicago Union Station and Emeryville Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 13 h.

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The distance between Raleigh and San Jose is 2396 miles. The road distance is 2815.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to San Jose without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 23 h and costs $290 - $800.

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It takes approximately 9 h 21 min to get from Raleigh to San Jose, including transfers.

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Raleigh to San Jose bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh, Nc station.

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

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The best way to get from Raleigh to San Jose is to fly which takes 9 h 21 min and costs $220 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $290 - $800 and takes 2 days 23 h, you could also train, which costs $480 - $1,500 and takes 3 days 13 h.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 2396 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 21 min

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

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Raleigh to San Jose hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to San Jose via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh, Nc, Winston Salem, Nc, Columbus, Oh, and Las Vegas, Nv in around 2 days 23 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Orlando
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Union Station to Charlotte Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
Train from Raleigh Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Twice 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 Raleigh Union Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
Train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
23 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Emeryville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
Twice 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 Station 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
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Richmond BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
bart.gov
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 Raleigh, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
42 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $310
Flexible
$360 - $470
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140

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There is no direct flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to San Jose Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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

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San Jose is 3 h behind Raleigh. It is currently 9:57 AM in Raleigh and 6:57 AM in San Jose.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to San Jose is 2816 miles. It takes approximately 44 h 57 min to drive from Raleigh to San Jose.

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American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 337+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Raleigh/Durham Airport is to line 100 bus which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $3.

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