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There are 6 ways to get from San Jose to Mexico City by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from San Jose  •  6 h 43 min

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

$163 - $286

Cheapest option

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly  •  8 h 14 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

$133 - $267

4 alternative options

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Madera, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Madera to Guadalajara Portales
  3. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Mexico Central Norte

$226 - $283

Bus TAP  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Tijuana International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico

$187 - $334

Train, bus  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  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 fly which costs $160 - $290 and takes 6 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose to Mexico City is to fly which costs $160 - $290 and takes 6 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Jose to Mexico City. However, there are services departing from Santa Clara & 1St and arriving at Independencia_1 via San Jose, CA, Tijuana Airport, Tijuana and Terminal Central De Autobuses Del Norte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12 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 $220 - $290.

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It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from San Jose to Mexico City, including transfers.

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San Jose to Mexico City bus services, operated by Tufesa, 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 6 h 43 min and costs $160 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $220 - $290 and takes 2 days 2 h.

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The quickest flight from San Jose 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: 6 h 43 min

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

Aeroméxico, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Jose to Mexico City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Jose to Mexico City via Madera, Ca, Madera, Guadalajara Portales, Guadalajara, Mexico Central Norte, and Autobuses del Norte in around 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $330
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $330
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $330
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $300
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $300
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $300
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $330
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $330
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
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
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
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 to San Antonio Amtrak Station
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
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 Madera, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
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 Portales
Ave. Duration
40 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Mexico Central Norte
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
viaje.primeraplus.com.mx
Regular Price
$44
Internet Discount
$40
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Mexico City North Bus
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Mexico Central Norte
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$35 - $50
Full Fare
$40 - $60
Regular Price
$48
Internet Discount
$44
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Tijuana International Airport
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
GotoBus
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
$100 - $105

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More Questions & Answers

Mexico City is 2 h ahead of San Jose. It is currently 7:19 AM in San Jose and 9:19 AM in Mexico City.

Yes, the driving distance between San Jose to Mexico City is 2249 miles. It takes approximately 37 h 25 min to drive from San Jose to Mexico City.

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Delta, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from San Jose Airport to Mexico City Airport.

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There are 1185+ hotels available in Mexico City. Prices start at $30 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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