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

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Recommended option

Fly to San Jose  •  2 h 27 min

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

$79 - $427

Cheapest option

Bus, Caltrain  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Reno, NV to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Bullet / ...

$24 - $45

6 alternative options

Fly to Oakland, BART, line 181 bus  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Reno (RNO) to Oakland (OAK) RNO - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum to Fremont
  3. Take the line 181 bus from Fremont Bart Station to 1St & Mission

$99 - $489

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  4 h 12 min

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

$143 - $771

Bus  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to Oakland, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6781 / ...

$37 - $85

Train  •  8 h 57 min

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

$69 - $161

Train via Sacramento Amtrak  •  9 h 45 min

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

$66 - $162

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Reno to San Jose 249.4 miles

$24 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reno to San Jose is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reno to San Jose is to fly which takes 2 h 27 min and costs $75 - $430.

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The distance between Reno and San Jose is 304 km. The road distance is 399 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Reno to San Jose, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reno to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Reno, Nv and arriving at San Jose, Ca via Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 57 min.

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

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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 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reno to San Jose via Oakland, Ca in around 5 h 57 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reno to San Jose
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Reno to Oakland
Ave. Duration
57 min
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
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Fremont
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
bart.gov
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
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Reno Amtrak to Roseville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Once 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 Amtrak
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 to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
Once 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 Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak
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
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Fremont Bart Station to 1St & Mission
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Reno, NV to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Book at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24

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