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There are 7 ways to get from San Jose to Berkeley by train, bus, subway, taxi, car, towncar or bike

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Emeryville Amtrak Station Capitol Corridor / ...

$24 - $50

Cheapest option

Line 181 bus, BART  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the line 181 bus from 1St & St James to Warm Springs Bart 181
  2. Take the BART from Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station to Downtown Berkeley BART Station Orange

$7 - $10

5 alternative options

Bus, line 18 bus  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6774 / ...
  2. Take the line 18 bus from Thomas L Berkley Way to Shattuck Av:Allston Way 18 / ...

$14 - $27

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Jose to Berkeley 45.6 miles

$250 - $310

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from San Jose to Berkeley 45.6 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  51 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Jose to Berkeley 45.6 miles

$70 - $90

Bikeshare  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Cycle from San Pedro Square to Mlk Jr Way At University Ave 52.5 miles

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The cheapest way to get from San Jose to Berkeley is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose to Berkeley is to taxi which costs $250 - $310 and takes 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Jose to Berkeley. However, there are services departing from San Jose, Ca and arriving at Shattuck Av:Allston Way via Thomas L Berkley Way. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Jose Diridon Station station and arriving at Emeryville Amtrak Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 11 min.

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The distance between San Jose and Berkeley is 42 miles. The road distance is 45.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Berkeley without a car is to train which takes 1 h 11 min and costs $24 - $50.

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The train from San Jose Diridon Station to Emeryville Amtrak Station takes 1 h 11 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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San Jose to Berkeley bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Jose, Ca station.

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

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The best way to get from San Jose to Berkeley is to train which takes 1 h 11 min and costs $24 - $50. Alternatively, you can bus and line 18 bus, which costs $14 - $27 and takes 1 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from San Jose to Berkeley.
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  • Distance: 42.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 11 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from San Jose to Berkeley every 4 hours. Tickets cost $24 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Jose to Berkeley via Oakland, Ca and Thomas L Berkley Way in around 1 h 49 min.

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 San Jose Diridon Station to Emeryville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $190
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station to Downtown Berkeley BART Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from 1St & St James to Warm Springs Bart
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Thomas L Berkley Way to Shattuck Av:Allston Way
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Jose to Berkeley
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$55 - $75
Assist
$70 - $90
UberX
$70 - $90
WAV
$70 - $90
UberXL
$100 - $140
Select
$150 - $190
Black
$200 - $250
Black SUV
$220 - $280
Ford GoBike
Phone
+1 855-480-2453
Website
fordgobike.com
Bike from San Pedro Square to Mlk Jr Way At University Ave
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
On demand
More information at
fordgobike.com
Taxi from San Jose to Berkeley
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$250 - $310
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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San Jose to Berkeley bus services, operated by AC Transit, arrive at Shattuck Av:Allston Way station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose to Berkeley is 46 miles. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from San Jose to Berkeley.

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