There are 5 ways to get from San Jose to Chico by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Chico Amtrak Coast Starlight

$40 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Chico, Ca

$40 - $93

3 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from San Jose, CA to Stockton, CA 3910 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stockton San Joaquin Street Station Amtrak to Chico Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from San Jose to Chico 207 miles

$20 - $30

Caltrain, fly, bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Redding (RDD) SFO - RDD
  3. Take the bus from Redding, Ca to Chico, Ca

$154 - $326

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The cheapest way to get from San Jose to Chico is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose to Chico is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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The distance between San Jose and Chico is 166 miles. The road distance is 207 miles.

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The train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Chico Amtrak takes 5 h 24 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Jose to Chico. However, there are services departing from San Jose, Ca and arriving at Chico, Ca via Oakland, Ca and Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak station and arriving at Chico Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 24 min.

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

Amtrak operates a train from San Jose to Chico once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 5 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Jose to Chico via Oakland, Ca and Sacramento, Ca in around 5 h 29 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Redding
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Chico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Chico, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Redding, Ca to Chico, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Stockton, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Stockton San Joaquin Street Station Amtrak to Chico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Redding Amtrak to Chico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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