There are 7 ways to get from Raleigh to San Jose by plane, train, 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

Fly to San Jose  •  8 h 44 min

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

$224 - $705

Cheapest option

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  9 h 3 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

$223 - $449

5 alternative options

Fly to Oakland  •  10 h 1 min

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

$224 - $567

Bus  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the bus from Durham, 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

$291 - $758

Train  •  3 days 8 h

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

$467 - $1,395

Train via Alexandria Amtrak  •  3 days 13 h

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

$486 - $1,432

Drive  •  44 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to San Jose 2815.6 miles

$270 - $400

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to San Jose is to fly and Caltrain which costs $220 - $450 and takes 9 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to San Jose is to fly which takes 8 h 44 min and costs $220 - $750.

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The distance between Raleigh and San Jose is 3834 km. The road distance is 4505 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 44 min to get from Raleigh to San Jose, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh to San Jose. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at San Jose, Ca via Durham, Nc, Winston Salem, Nc, Columbus, Oh and Las Vegas, Nv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 22 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Raleigh to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak via Washington Union Station Amtrak, Chicago Union Station Amtrak and Emeryville Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 8 h.

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Raleigh to San Jose hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to San Jose via GoDurham Station, Durham, Nc, Winston Salem, Nc, Columbus, Oh, and Las Vegas, Nv in around 2 days 22 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Emeryville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
Once 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 to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak
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
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
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 to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Durham, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Every 4 hours
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140

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