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There are 4 ways to get from San Jose to Gilroy by train, bus, taxi or car

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Caltrain  •  50m

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain Limited / ...

$7 - $9

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Bus  •  1h 41m

  1. Take the bus from 2nd & Paseo de San Antonio to Gilroy Transit Center 168 / ...

$2 - $21

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  34m

  1. Take a taxi from San Jose to Gilroy 32.6 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  34m

  1. Drive from San Jose to Gilroy 32.6 miles

$3 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from San Jose to Gilroy is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 34m.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose to Gilroy is to taxi which costs $110 - $140 and takes 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 2nd & Paseo de San Antonio and arriving at Gilroy Transit Center. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Jose Diridon Caltrain and arriving at Gilroy Caltrain. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 50m.

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The distance between San Jose and Gilroy is 29 miles. The road distance is 32.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Gilroy without a car is to Caltrain which takes 50m and costs $7 - $9.

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The Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain takes 50m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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San Jose to Gilroy bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from 2nd & Paseo de San Antonio station.

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San Jose to Gilroy train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from San Jose Diridon Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Gilroy is to Caltrain which takes 50m and costs $7 - $9. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2 - $21 and takes 1h 41m.

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Map of how to get from San Jose to Gilroy.
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  • Distance: 29.4 miles
  • Duration: 50m

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

Caltrain operates a train from San Jose to Gilroy twice daily. Tickets cost $7 - $9 and the journey takes 50m. Alternatively, Santa Clara VTA operates a bus from San Jose to Gilroy every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $5 and the journey takes 1h 41m. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from 2nd & Paseo de San Antonio to Gilroy Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
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 Gilroy, Ca
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $21
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Monterey / Gilroy Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
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
Bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Gilroy Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Other operators
Taxi from San Jose to Gilroy
Ave. Duration
34m
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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San Jose to Gilroy bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Gilroy Transit Center station.

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San Jose to Gilroy train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at Gilroy Caltrain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose to Gilroy is 33 miles. It takes approximately 34m to drive from San Jose to Gilroy.

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