There are 8 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Santa Monica by plane, bus, tram, train, night 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 Los Angeles, bus  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Los Angeles (LAX) SJC - LAX
  2. Take the bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs

$69 - $239

Cheapest option

Bus Boltbus  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles Oakland-LA

$32 - $50

6 alternative options

Fly to Burbank, tram  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station

$66 - $307

Fly to Long Beach, tram  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Long Beach (LGB) SJC - LGB
  2. Take the tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station

$54 - $247

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose Airport - USO Club to Monterey / Gilroy Train Station 86
  2. Take the bus from Gilroy, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6853 / ...

$37 - $96

Train  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$71 - $186

Night bus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6743 / ...

$40 - $97

Drive  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Drive from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Santa Monica 344.3 miles

$30 - $50

What companies run services between San Jose Airport (SJC), USA and Santa Monica, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Santa Monica via Monterey / Gilroy Train Station, Gilroy, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, and 7th / Decatur in around 9 h 12 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Santa Monica once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 10 h 53 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Bus operators
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from San Jose Airport - USO Club to Monterey / Gilroy Train Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
mst.org
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Gilroy, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Night bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
boltbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Jose Airport (SJC) and Santa Monica is 485 km. The road distance is 551 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Santa Monica is to bus which costs $30 - $50 and takes 10 h 21 min.

The quickest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Santa Monica is to fly and bus which takes 2 h 36 min and costs $65 - $240.

No, there is no direct bus from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from San Jose Airport - USO Club and arriving at Wilshire / 14th via Gilroy, Ca and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 12 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to Santa Monica, including transfers.