There are 4 ways to get from San Jose to Redding by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Redding, Ca

$46 - $108

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Train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Redding Amtrak Coast Starlight

$50 - $140

Drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Drive from San Jose to Redding 247.8 miles

$24 - $35

Caltrain, fly  •  4 h 12 min

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

$141 - $294

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The cheapest way to get from San Jose to Redding is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose to Redding is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Jose to Redding. However, there are services departing from San Jose, Ca and arriving at Redding, Ca via Oakland, Ca and Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Jose Diridon Station station and arriving at Redding Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 43 min.

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The distance between San Jose and Redding is 227 miles. The road distance is 247.8 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Redding without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 2 min and costs $45 - $110.

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It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to get from San Jose to Redding, including transfers.

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San Jose to Redding bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Jose, Ca station.

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

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The best way to get from San Jose to Redding is to bus which takes 6 h 2 min and costs $45 - $110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $140 and takes 6 h 43 min.

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  • Distance: 227.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 2 min

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

You can take a bus from San Jose to Redding via Oakland, Ca and Sacramento, Ca in around 6 h 2 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Jose to Redding once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $140 and the journey takes 6 h 43 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Redding
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Redding Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$230 - $330
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 Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Redding, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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

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San Jose to Redding bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Redding, Ca station.

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San Jose to Redding train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Redding Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose to Redding is 248 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to drive from San Jose to Redding.

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

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There are 42+ hotels available in Redding. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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