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There are 6 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Boulder by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from San Jose, bus  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Denver (DEN) SJC - DEN
  2. Take the bus from Denver Airport Station Gate 8 to Downtown Boulder Station

$113 - $315

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Fly from San Francisco, bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Denver (DEN) SFO - DEN
  2. Take the bus from Denver Airport Station Gate 8 to Downtown Boulder Station

$119 - $304

Train to Oakland, fly, bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Denver (DEN) OAK - DEN
  3. Take the bus from Denver Airport Station Gate 8 to Downtown Boulder Station

$139 - $348

Train, drive  •  33 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Emeryville Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Emeryville Amtrak to Granby Amtrak
  3. Drive from Granby Amtrak to Boulder

$193 - $550

Bus  •  32 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Oakland, CA
  2. Take the bus from W Oakland BART to Reno
  3. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to Denver, Co

$121 - $308

Drive  •  19 h 39 min

  1. Drive from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Boulder 1296.1 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Boulder is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 19 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Boulder is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $320 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Boulder. However, there are services departing from San Jose Airport - Terminal A and arriving at 28th St & Arapahoe Ave via Santa Clara Caltrain Station, San Jose, CA, W Oakland BART, Reno, Nv and 18th St & California St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 58 min.

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The distance between San Jose Airport (SJC) and Boulder is 921 miles. The road distance is 1296.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Boulder without a car is to bus which takes 32 h 58 min and costs $120 - $310.

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It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Boulder, including transfers.

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San Jose Airport (SJC) to Boulder bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from San Jose, CA station.

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Denver Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 24 min.

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San Jose Airport (SJC) to Boulder bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Denver, Co station.

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Boulder is 1 h ahead of San Jose Airport (SJC). It is currently 7:48 AM in San Jose Airport (SJC) and 8:48 AM in Boulder.

Map of how to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Boulder.
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  • Distance: 920.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 6 min

What companies run services between San Jose Airport (SJC), USA and Boulder, CO, USA?

You can take a bus from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Boulder via Santa Clara Caltrain Station, Santa Clara & Montgomery, San Jose, CA, Oakland, CA, W Oakland BART, Reno, Reno, Nv, Denver, Co, and 18th St & California St in around 32 h 58 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Denver via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Denver via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Denver via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Denver via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Denver via Burbank
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Jose to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Jose to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from San Francisco to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Denver via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Denver via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
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 Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Emeryville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Emeryville Amtrak to Granby Amtrak
Ave. Duration
29 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Business Coach Seat
$350 - $490
Room
$650 - $900
Bus operators
Regional Transportation District
Phone
+1 303-299-6000
Website
rtd-denver.com
Bus from Denver Airport Station Gate 8 to Downtown Boulder Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Website
rtd-denver.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to West Oakland, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
boltbus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from W Oakland BART to Reno
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
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 Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
23 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $170
Flexible
$190 - $260

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between San Jose Airport (SJC) to Boulder is 1296 miles. It takes approximately 19 h 39 min to drive from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Boulder.

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Frontier Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Jose Airport to Denver Airport.

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There are 70+ hotels available in Boulder. Prices start at $95 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to San Francisco Airport is to shuttle which takes 45 min and costs $45.

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