There are 2 ways to get from San Jose to Grass Valley by train or car

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Train  •  5 h 56 min

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

$41 - $93

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Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from San Jose to Grass Valley 173.4 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from San Jose to Grass Valley is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose to Grass Valley is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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The distance between San Jose and Grass Valley is 138 miles. The road distance is 173.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Grass Valley without a car is to train which takes 5 h 56 min and costs $40 - $95.

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from San Jose to Grass Valley, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose to Grass Valley is 173 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to drive from San Jose to Grass Valley.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Grass Valley. Prices start at $124 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 138.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 56 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from San Jose to Grass Valley twice a week. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 4 h 6 min.

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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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Auburn Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260

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