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There are 8 ways to get from Reno to San Jose by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly to San Jose  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Reno (RNO) to San Jose (SJC) RNO - SJC

$79 - $430

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Reno to San Jose FlixBus

$12 - $24

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Fly to Oakland, BART  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Reno (RNO) to Oakland (OAK) RNO - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station

$100 - $492

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  4 h 14 min

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

$141 - $768

Bus, BART  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to Oakland, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the BART from 19th St. Oakland BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station Orange

$32 - $72

Train  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Reno Amtrak Station to Roseville Amtrak California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Roseville Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Capitol Corridor

$69 - $161

Train via Sacramento Valley Station  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Reno Amtrak Station to Sacramento Valley Station California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to San Jose Diridon Station Capitol Corridor / ...

$66 - $162

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Reno to San Jose 249.4 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Reno to San Jose is to bus which costs $12 - $24 and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Reno to San Jose is to fly which costs $75 - $430 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reno to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Reno and arriving at Santa Clara & 5Th via Eastridge Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Reno station to San Jose station. However, there are services departing from Reno Amtrak Station and arriving at San Jose Diridon Station via Roseville Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 57 min.

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The distance between Reno and San Jose is 190 miles. The road distance is 249.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Reno to San Jose without a car is to bus which takes 5 h and costs $12 - $24.

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It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Reno to San Jose, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Reno to San Jose is to fly which takes 2 h 35 min and costs $75 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $12 - $24 and takes 5 h, you could also train, which costs $65 - $170 and takes 8 h 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Reno to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 189.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

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

Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Reno to San Jose 4 times a day. Alternatively, Flixbus USA operates a bus from Reno to San Jose once a week. Tickets cost $10 - $19 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reno to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Reno to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Reno to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Train operators
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
Subway from 19th St. Oakland BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
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 Reno Amtrak Station to Roseville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Roseville Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Reno Amtrak Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Reno to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Reno, Nv to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Reno to San Jose is 249 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to drive from Reno to San Jose.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Reno 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 Reno to Reno Airport is to line 12 bus which takes 19 min and costs $2 - $5.

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