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

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Fly San Jose to Guadalajara  •  8h 5m

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

$146 - $770

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Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Guadalajara  •  9h 55m

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

$146 - $732

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Fly Oakland to Guadalajara  •  9h 29m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Guadalajara (GDL) OAK - GDL

$197 - $732

Fly San Jose to Leon/Guanajuato, bus  •  11h 10m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Leon/Guanajuato (BJX) SJC - BJX
  2. Take the bus from León to Guadalajara

$223 - $704

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  43h 59m

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Madera, Ca 6781
  2. Take the bus from Madera to Guadalajara Guadalupe 417 Santa Rosa / ...

$201 - $226

Bus Tufesa Mexico  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Tijuana
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Zapoan Tijuana

$163 - $236

Train, bus  •  2 days 2h

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

$305 - $555

Drive  •  31h 48m

  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 bus which costs $160 - $240 and takes 2 days 0h.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose to Guadalajara is to fly which costs $140 - $800 and takes 8h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Jose to Guadalajara. However, there are services departing from Santa Clara & 1st and arriving at Juan Palomar y Arias via San Jose, CA, Tijuana and Aviación. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0h.

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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 43h 59m and costs $200 - $230.

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It takes approximately 8h 5m to get from San Jose to Guadalajara, including transfers.

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San Jose to Guadalajara bus services, operated by Tufesa, 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 8h 5m and costs $140 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $200 - $230 and takes 43h 59m.

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Guadalajara Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 35m.

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San Jose to Guadalajara bus services, operated by Tufesa Mexico, arrive at Zapoan station.

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Map of how to get from San Jose to Guadalajara.
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  • Distance: 1608.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 5m

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Volaris and two other airlines fly from San Jose to Guadalajara 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Jose to Guadalajara via Madera, Ca, Madera, and Guadalajara Guadalupe in around 43h 59m.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Jose to Guadalajara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
Flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
Flights from San Jose to Leon/Guanajuato via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Guadalajara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
Flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
Flights from San Jose to Leon/Guanajuato via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from San Jose to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Guadalajara via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,200
Flights from San Jose to Leon/Guanajuato via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,000
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,900
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 53m
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 to Tucson Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 28m
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
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from León to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from León to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$19 - $29
Full Fare
$18 - $25
Regular Price
$26
Internet Discount
$22
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Madera, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Madera to Guadalajara Guadalupe
Ave. Duration
39h 58m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
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GotoBus
Tufesa Mexico
Phone
(604) 952 0138
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Zapoan
Ave. Duration
33h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Tucson to Tlaquepaque, Periférico
Ave. Duration
27h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$147
Schedules at
taproyal.com

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More Questions & Answers

Guadalajara is 2h ahead of San Jose. It is currently 1:17 PM in San Jose and 3:17 PM in Guadalajara.

Yes, the driving distance between San Jose to Guadalajara is 1911 miles. It takes approximately 31h 48m to drive from San Jose to Guadalajara.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Volaris, Delta and Aeroméxico offer flights from San Jose Airport to Guadalajara Airport.

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There are 427+ hotels available in Guadalajara. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Jose to San Jose Airport is to line 10 bus which takes 7m and costs $2 - $5.

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