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There are 9 ways to get from San Jose to Thousand Oaks by bus, train, car, plane, subway or tram

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Recommended option

Bus Megabus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Burbank Station

$32 - $49

Cheapest option

Bus Amtrak  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Figueroa at Chapala to Pacific View Mall Coastal Express

$2 - $8

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Train  •  11 h 30 min

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

$62 - $161

Drive  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Drive from San Jose to Thousand Oaks 352.1 miles

$30 - $50

Fly San Jose to Los Angeles, line 161 bus  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Los Angeles (LAX) SJC - LAX
  2. Take the line 161 bus from Canoga Station to Thousand Oaks / Hampshire

$76 - $258

Fly San Jose to Burbank, train  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Airport – South to Moorpark station

$65 - $352

Line 181 bus, BART to Oakland, fly to Burbank, train, bus  •  6 h 36 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
  4. Take the train from Burbank Airport – South to Moorpark station
  5. Take the bus from Moorpark Station WB to Thousand Oaks Transit Center

$116 - $484

Fly San Jose to Long Beach, tram, bus  •  7 h

  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
  3. Take the bus from Figueroa & 7th to Hampshire Rd. & Townsgate Rd.

$52 - $262

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Burbank, train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR
  3. Take the train from Burbank Airport – South to Moorpark station

$85 - $514

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The cheapest way to get from San Jose to Thousand Oaks is to bus which costs $2 - $8 and takes 11 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose to Thousand Oaks is to fly and train which costs $65 - $360 and takes 5 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Jose to Thousand Oaks. However, there are services departing from San Jose, CA and arriving at Thousand Oaks / Skyline via Burbank Station, Woodley Station and Canoga Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 50 min.

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The distance between San Jose and Thousand Oaks is 280 miles. The road distance is 352.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Thousand Oaks without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 50 min and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 9 h 50 min to get from San Jose to Thousand Oaks, including transfers.

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San Jose to Thousand Oaks bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from San Jose, CA station.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Thousand Oaks is to bus which takes 9 h 50 min and costs $30 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $170 and takes 11 h 30 min.

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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 Thousand Oaks bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Burbank Station.

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Map of how to get from San Jose to Thousand Oaks.
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  • Distance: 279.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 50 min

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

Megabus operates a bus from San Jose to Thousand Oaks every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Jose to Thousand Oaks once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $160 and the journey takes 8 h 58 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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 Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
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
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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $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
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 Oxnard Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Train from Burbank Amtrak to Moorpark Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Burbank Airport – South to Moorpark station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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
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
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Ventura County Transportation Commission
Phone
(800) 438-1112
Website
goventura.org
Bus from Figueroa at Chapala to Pacific View Mall
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Ventura County Transportation Commission
Bus from Moorpark Station WB to Thousand Oaks Transit Center
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Ventura County Transportation Commission
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Canoga Station to Thousand Oaks / Hampshire
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
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
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Figueroa & 7th to Hampshire Rd. & Townsgate Rd.
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose to Thousand Oaks is 352 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to drive from San Jose to Thousand Oaks.

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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 91+ hotels available in Thousand Oaks. Prices start at $93 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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