There are 7 ways to get from San Jose to Berkeley by train, bus, subway, taxi, car, towncar or bike
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Train • 1 h 11 min
$24 - $50
Line 181 bus, BART • 1 h 24 min
$7 - $10
5 alternative options
Bus, line 18 bus • 1 h 49 min
$14 - $27
Taxi • 51 min
$250 - $310
Drive • 51 min
$4 - $7
Uber • 51 min
$70 - $90
Bikeshare • 5 h 10 min
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from San Jose to Berkeley is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 51 min.
The quickest way to get from San Jose to Berkeley is to taxi which costs $250 - $310 and takes 51 min.
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.
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.
The distance between San Jose and Berkeley is 42 miles. The road distance is 45.6 miles.
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.
The train from San Jose Diridon Station to Emeryville Amtrak Station takes 1 h 11 min including transfers and departs every four hours.
San Jose to Berkeley bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Jose, Ca station.
San Jose to Berkeley train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Jose Diridon Station.
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.
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.
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.
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Emeryville Amtrak Station
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 11 min
- Every 4 hours
- Estimated price
- $24 - $50
- Coach Seat
- $24 - $35
- Flexi Coach Seat
- $40 - $65
- Business Coach Seat
- $30 - $50
- $140 - $190
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.
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 15 min
- Every 4 hours
- Estimated price
- $11 - $24
- $11 - $16
- $19 - $24
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More Questions & Answers
San Jose to Berkeley bus services, operated by AC Transit, arrive at Shattuck Av:Allston Way station.
San Jose to Berkeley train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Emeryville Amtrak Station.
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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