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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Caltrain to San Francisco, fly  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Mexico City (MEX) SFO - MEX

$130 - $263

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Fly from San Jose  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Mexico City (MEX) SJC - MEX

$163 - $283

Bus Autobuses Elite  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Anaheim, CA
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Guadalajara
  4. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Mexico Poniente

$182 - $258

Bus TAP Royal International  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles, CA
  2. Take the bus from Baldwin Park to Morelia
  3. Take the bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte

$274 - $292

Bus TAP  •  2 days 7 h

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

$137 - $330

Train, bus TAP  •  2 days 12 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 Oceanside Transportation Center
  3. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
  4. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico

$187 - $456

Train, bus via San Antonio  •  2 days 15 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 San Antonio Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte

$308 - $849

Drive  •  37 h 25 min

  1. Drive from San Jose to Mexico City 2248.9 miles

$300 - $440

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The cheapest way to get from San Jose to Mexico City is to Caltrain and fly which costs $130 - $270 and takes 7 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose to Mexico City is to Caltrain and fly which costs $130 - $270 and takes 7 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Jose to Mexico City. However, there are services departing from San Jose, Ca and arriving at Santa Veracruz via Los Angeles, Ca, Tijuana and Terminal Central De Autobuses Del Norte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7 h.

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The distance between San Jose and Mexico City is 1858 miles. The road distance is 2248.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Mexico City without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 2 h and costs $180 - $260.

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It takes approximately 7 h 39 min to get from San Jose to Mexico City, including transfers.

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San Jose to Mexico City 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 Mexico City is to fly which takes 8 h 9 min and costs $160 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $260 and takes 2 days 2 h.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Mexico City Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 15 min.

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San Jose to Mexico City bus services, operated by TAP, arrive at Mexico station.

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Map of how to get from San Jose to Mexico City.
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  • Distance: 1857.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 39 min

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

American Airlines, Aeroméxico and six other airlines fly from San Jose to Mexico City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Jose to Mexico City via Anaheim, CA, Anaheim, Ca, Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx, Tijuana, Guadalajara, Mexico Poniente, and Observatorio in around 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $330
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $330
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $330
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $330
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $330
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $330
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $300
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
11 h 9 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
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 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 Oceanside Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Business Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Anaheim, CA
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
megabus.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 Anaheim, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
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
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Oceanside, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$22 - $28
Autobuses Elite
Phone
01 800 507 5500, 57290807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tijuana to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
30 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Primera
$98
Primera Select
$106
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Mexico Poniente
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$35 - $55
Full Fare
$40 - $60
Regular Price
$51
Internet Discount
$46
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Baldwin Park to Morelia
Ave. Duration
39 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$214
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Internet Promotion
$23
Regular Price
$25
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
Ave. Duration
21 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$60 - $90
Ejecutivo
$102 - $107

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