There are 8 ways to get from San Jose to Guadalajara by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly San Jose to Guadalajara  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Guadalajara (GDL) SJC - GDL

$151 - $779

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  44 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Zapopan

$127 - $291

6 alternative options

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Guadalajara  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Guadalajara (GDL) SFO - GDL

$148 - $739

Train to Oakland, fly to Guadalajara  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Guadalajara (GDL) OAK - GDL

$219 - $776

Fly San Jose to Puerto Vallarta, bus  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) SJC - PVR
  2. Take the bus from Riviera Nayarit to Zapopan

$188 - $276

Bus  •  43 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles, CA
  2. Take the bus from Baldwin Park to Zapopan

$252 - $267

Train, bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Tucson to Tlaquepaque, Periférico

$324 - $574

Drive  •  31 h 48 min

  1. Drive from San Jose to Guadalajara 1911.5 miles

$250 - $370

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The cheapest way to get from San Jose to Guadalajara is to fly which costs $150 - $800 and takes 7 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose to Guadalajara is to fly which costs $150 - $800 and takes 7 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Jose to Guadalajara. However, there are services departing from San Jose, Ca and arriving at Juan Palomar y Arias via Los Angeles, Ca, Tijuana and Aviación. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 23 min.

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The distance between San Jose and Guadalajara is 1609 miles. The road distance is 1911.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Guadalajara without a car is to bus which takes 43 h 45 min and costs $250 - $270.

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It takes approximately 7 h 52 min to get from San Jose to Guadalajara, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Jose to Guadalajara is to fly which takes 7 h 52 min and costs $150 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $250 - $270 and takes 43 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Guadalajara Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 40 min.

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San Jose to Guadalajara bus services, operated by TAP, arrive at Zapopan station.

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Map of how to get from San Jose to Guadalajara.
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  • Distance: 1608.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 52 min

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Aeroméxico and three other airlines fly from San Jose to Guadalajara 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Jose to Guadalajara via Los Angeles, CA, L. A. Union Station station, Baldwin Park station, Baldwin Park, Zapopan, and Aviación in around 43 h 45 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Jose to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,300
Flights from San Jose to Guadalajara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
Flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
Flights from Oakland to Guadalajara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from San Jose to Puerto Vallarta via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,300
Flights from San Jose to Guadalajara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
Flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
Flights from Oakland to Guadalajara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from San Jose to Puerto Vallarta via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,000
Flights from San Jose to Puerto Vallarta via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Puerto Vallarta via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Puerto Vallarta via Portland
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Puerto Vallarta via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Guadalajara via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Guadalajara via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from San Jose to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Puerto Vallarta via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Puerto Vallarta via Las Vegas, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Jose to Puerto Vallarta via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $2,300
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $450
Bus operators
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Riviera Nayarit to Zapopan
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$24 - $40
Full Fare
$25 - $35
Regular Price
$39
Internet Discount
$33
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Baldwin Park to Zapopan
Ave. Duration
34 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$214
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Bus from Tucson to Tlaquepaque, Periférico
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$166
Schedules at
taproyal.com
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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
TAP

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