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There are 11 ways to get from San Jose to Los Angeles by plane, tram, bus, subway, train or car

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Fly San Jose to Los Angeles  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Los Angeles (LAX) SJC - LAX

$67 - $244

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Bus Megabus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles, CA Oakland-LA / ...

$25 - $90

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Fly San Jose to Burbank  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR

$62 - $312

Fly San Jose to Long Beach, tram  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Long Beach (LGB) SJC - LGB
  2. Take the tram from Pacific Coast Hwy Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines

$51 - $258

Line 181 bus, BART to Oakland, fly to Burbank  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the line 181 bus from 1St & St James to Warm Springs Bart
  2. Take the BART from Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  3. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR

$113 - $444

Fly San Jose to Santa Ana, train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Santa Ana (SNA) SJC - SNA
  2. Take the train from Anaheim Regional Trans. Intermodal Ctr to Los Angeles Union Station

$86 - $288

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Burbank  •  5 h 26 min

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

$82 - $473

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from San José, CA to Los Angeles, CA Northern CA-Southern CA

Bus Tufesa  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Clara & Almaden Avenue to Monterey & 2Nd 68
  2. Take the bus from Gilroy, CA to Downtown Los Angeles

$47 - $74

Train  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Coast Starlight

$65 - $180

Drive  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Drive from San Jose to Los Angeles 342.6 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from San Jose to Los Angeles is to bus which costs $25 - $90 and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $65 - $250 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Jose, CA and arriving at Los Angeles, CA. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Jose Diridon Station station and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 53 min.

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The distance between San Jose and Los Angeles is 308 miles. The road distance is 342.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Los Angeles without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from San Jose to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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San Jose to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from San Jose, CA station.

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San Jose to Los Angeles train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Jose Diridon Station.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Los Angeles is to fly which takes 3 h 8 min and costs $65 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 39 min, you could also train, which costs $65 - $180 and takes 10 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from San Jose to Los Angeles.
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  • Distance: 307.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 8 min

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Jose to Los Angeles hourly. Alternatively, Xe Do Hoang Transportation operates a bus from San Jose to Los Angeles once daily, and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Pacific Coast Hwy Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bart.gov
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 Anaheim Regional Trans. Intermodal Ctr to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
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
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from 1St & St James to Warm Springs Bart
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Bus from Santa Clara & Almaden Avenue to Monterey & 2Nd
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San José, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
boltbus.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.

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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Gilroy, CA to Downtown Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Book at
GotoBus

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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San Jose to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Los Angeles, CA station.

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San Jose to Los Angeles train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose to Los Angeles is 343 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to drive from San Jose to Los Angeles.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Jose Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 2581+ hotels available in Los Angeles. Prices start at $99 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 7 min and costs $2 - $5.

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