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

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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 37 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, you can take a bus from Reno to San Jose via Oakland, CA in around 6 h 26 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reno to San Jose
Avg. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Reno to Oakland
Avg. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reno to San Francisco
Avg. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Reno to San Jose
Avg. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Avg. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
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Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Avg. 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
Avg. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
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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
Avg. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Reno Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Avg. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
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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
Avg. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Reno, NV to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St
Avg. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
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Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Reno, NV to Oakland, CA
Avg. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA
Avg. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Reno to San Jose?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Reno to San Jose?

The cheapest way to get from Reno to San Jose is to drive which costs $30 and takes 4 h 15 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Reno to San Jose?

The quickest way to get from Reno to San Jose is to fly which takes 2 h 37 min and costs $190.

Is there a direct train between Reno and San Jose?

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.

Is there a direct bus between Reno and San Jose?

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 6 h 26 min.

How long does it take to get from Reno to San Jose?

It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to get from Reno to San Jose, including transfers.