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

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Caltrain, bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Caltrain/Greyhound Station to 4th & San Benito Gilroy Caltrain / ...

$8 - $11

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from 2Nd & Santa Clara to Gilroy Caltrain Station 68 / ...

$3 - $14

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Jose to Hollister 47.7 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from San Jose to Hollister 47.7 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from San Jose to Hollister is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose to Hollister is to taxi which costs $160 - $200 and takes 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Jose to Hollister. However, there are services departing from 2Nd & Santa Clara and arriving at 4th & San Benito via Caltrain/Greyhound Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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The distance between San Jose and Hollister is 44 miles. The road distance is 47.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Hollister without a car is to Caltrain and bus which takes 2 h 15 min and costs $8 - $11.

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It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from San Jose to Hollister, including transfers.

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San Jose to Hollister bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from 2Nd & Santa Clara station.

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San Jose to Hollister bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at Gilroy Caltrain Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose to Hollister is 48 miles. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from San Jose to Hollister.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Hollister. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Jose to Hollister.
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  • Distance: 43.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

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

Santa Clara VTA operates a bus from San Jose to Hollister every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $5 and the journey takes 1 h 42 min. Monterey-Salinas Transit also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
San Benito County Express
Website
sanbenitocountyexpress.org
Bus from Caltrain/Greyhound Station to 4th & San Benito
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
sanbenitocountyexpress.org
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from 2Nd & Santa Clara to Gilroy Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from E San Fernando / 1st Street to Monterey / Gilroy Train Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Other operators
Taxi from San Jose to Hollister
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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