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There are 9 ways to get from San Jose to Tidal Basin by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Fly San Jose to Reagan Washington  •  8h 18m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Reagan Washington (DCA) SJC - DCA

$50 - $266

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Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Reagan Washington  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Reagan Washington (DCA) SFO - DCA

$96 - $311

Fly San Jose to Washington Dulles  •  9h 8m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Washington Dulles (IAD) SJC - IAD

$190 - $340

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Washington Dulles  •  8h 38m

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Washington Dulles (IAD) SFO - IAD

$132 - $336

BART to Oakland, fly to Baltimore  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the BART from Berryessa / North San Jose to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Baltimore (BWI) OAK - BWI

$68 - $378

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Baltimore  •  8h 41m

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

$104 - $442

Bus  •  2 days 23h

  1. Take the bus from San José, CA - King Rd to Chinatown Station
  2. Take the bus from El Monte to Pittsburgh
  3. Take the bus from Pittsburgh to Washington

$296 - $455

BART, train  •  3 days 0h

  1. Take the BART from Berryessa / North San Jose to Richmond
  2. Take the train from Richmond to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak

$301 - $435

Drive  •  44h 26m

  1. Drive from San Jose to Tidal Basin 2858.6 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from San Jose to Tidal Basin is to Caltrain and fly which costs $95 - $320 and takes 8h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from San Jose to Tidal Basin is to Caltrain and fly which takes 8h 4m and costs $95 - $320.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Jose to Tidal Basin. However, there are services departing from Santa Clara & 1st and arriving at 19Th St & Virginia Ave via San José, CA - King Rd, Union Station, El Monte, Pittsburgh and North Capitol St & Massachusetts Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 23h.

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No, there is no direct train from San Jose to Tidal Basin station. However, there are services departing from Berryessa / North San Jose and arriving at METRO CENTER station via Richmond, Chicago Union Station and ROCKVILLE station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 0h.

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The distance between San Jose and Tidal Basin is 2430 miles. The road distance is 2858.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Tidal Basin without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 23h and costs $290 - $460.

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It takes approximately 8h 18m to get from San Jose to Tidal Basin, including transfers.

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San Jose to Tidal Basin bus services, operated by Hoang Express, depart from San José, CA - King Rd station.

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San Jose to Tidal Basin train services, operated by BART, depart from Berryessa / North San Jose station.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Tidal Basin is to fly which takes 8h 18m and costs $45 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $290 - $460 and takes 2 days 23h.

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  • Distance: 2430.2 miles
  • Duration: 8h 18m

What companies run services between San Jose, CA, USA and Tidal Basin, DC, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and four other airlines fly from San Jose to Tidal Basin every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Jose to Tidal Basin via Tully & King, San José, CA - King Rd, Chinatown Station, Union Station, El Monte Station E, El Monte, Pittsburgh, Washington, and North Capitol St & Massachusetts Ave in around 2 days 23h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Jose to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Reagan Washington via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Washington Dulles via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Washington Dulles via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Washington Dulles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Washington Dulles via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Reagan Washington via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Reagan Washington via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Reagan Washington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from San Jose to Washington Dulles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from San Jose to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from San Francisco to Washington Dulles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Oakland to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Baltimore via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Baltimore via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Baltimore via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Baltimore via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Baltimore via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Baltimore via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Baltimore via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Reagan Washington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $400
Flights from San Jose to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $400
Flights from San Jose to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $400
Flights from San Jose to Reagan Washington via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $400
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $350
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $350
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $350
Flights from San Jose to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $390
Flights from San Jose to Washington Dulles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Flights from San Jose to Washington Dulles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Flights from San Jose to Washington Dulles via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $390
Flights from San Jose to Washington Dulles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Flights from San Jose to Washington Dulles via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $390
Flights from Oakland to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $410
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $320
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $320
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $320
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Reagan Washington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Reagan Washington via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Reagan Washington via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Washington Dulles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Baltimore via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Reagan Washington via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Reagan Washington via Portland
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Washington Dulles via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Washington Dulles via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Washington Dulles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Jose to Reagan Washington via Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Baltimore via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
caltrain.com
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Berryessa / North San Jose to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Berryessa / North San Jose to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
bart.gov
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 Richmond to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$450 - $700
Business Seat
$490 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Hoang Express
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from San José, CA - King Rd to Chinatown Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
gotobus.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 El Monte to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
2 days 6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$230 - $330
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$230 - $330
Flexible
$330 - $470
Bus from Pittsburgh to Washington
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $85

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There is no direct flight from San Jose Airport to Reagan Washington Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 55m and has one stopover.

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San Jose to Tidal Basin bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington station.

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San Jose to Tidal Basin train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Rockville Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose to Tidal Basin is 2859 miles. It takes approximately 44h 26m to drive from San Jose to Tidal Basin.

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JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from San Jose Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 547+ hotels available in Tidal Basin. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Jose to San Jose Airport is to line 60 bus which takes 6 min and costs $3.

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