There are 5 ways to get from San Jose to Porterville by bus, train, car, plane or taxi

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Bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Fresno, Ca 6781
  2. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Visalia, Ca 6825 / ...

$107 - $167

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Train, bus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Sjd San Jose Station to Skt Stockton Station Ace
  2. Take the train from Stockton Robert Cabral Station to Fresno Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Visalia, Ca

$129 - $211

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from San Jose to Porterville 220.8 miles

$21 - $35

Caltrain, fly to Bakersfield, taxi  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bakersfield (BFL) SFO - BFL
  3. Take a taxi from Bakersfield to Porterville

$359 - $612

Caltrain, fly to Fresno, bus  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Fresno (FAT) SFO - FAT
  3. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Visalia, Ca

$276 - $792

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The cheapest way to get from San Jose to Porterville is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose to Porterville is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The distance between San Jose and Porterville is 183 miles. The road distance is 220.8 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Porterville without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 23 min and costs $100 - $170.

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from San Jose to Porterville, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Bakersfield Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 19 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose to Porterville is 221 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to drive from San Jose to Porterville.

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Bakersfield Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Porterville. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Jose to Porterville.
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  • Distance: 183.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

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

You can take a bus from San Jose to Porterville via Fresno, Ca and Visalia, Ca in around 5 h 23 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Train operators
Altamont Corridor Express
Phone
1800-411-7245
Website
acerail.com
Train from Sjd San Jose Station to Skt Stockton Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
acerail.com
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 Stockton Robert Cabral Station to Fresno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
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 Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Visalia, Ca
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Other operators
Taxi from Bakersfield to Porterville
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Silver Cab
Phone
+1 661-932-6039
Website
silvercabofbakersfield.com
Downtown Taxi
Phone
+1 661-326-1010
Website
taxicabbakersfield.com
American Express Taxi
Phone
+1 661-800-2212
Website
americanexpresstaxi.net

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