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

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Fly Santa Ana to San Jose  •  3h 7m

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC

$64 - $249

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Bus Megabus  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Anaheim, CA to San Jose, CA

$32 - $57

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Fly Santa Ana to Oakland, BART, line 181 bus  •  4h 27m

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Oakland (OAK) SNA - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station
  3. Take the line 181 bus from Warm Springs BART to 2nd & Saint John

$110 - $621

Train to Los Angeles, fly to San Jose  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) LAX - SJC

$90 - $286

Line 60 bus to Long Beach, fly to San Jose  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the line 60 bus from 17Th-Penn to Channel-7Th
  2. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to San Jose (SJC) LGB - SJC

$53 - $266

Train to Burbank, fly to San Jose  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC

$85 - $353

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6860 / ...

$45 - $111

Train  •  12h

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight

$88 - $221

Drive  •  6h 16m

  1. Drive from Santa Ana to San Jose 374.8 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Ana to San Jose is to bus which costs $30 - $60 and takes 9h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Ana to San Jose is to fly which costs $60 - $250 and takes 3h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Ana to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Santa Ana, Ca and arriving at San Jose, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Santa Ana station to San Jose station. However, there are services departing from Santa Ana Amtrak Station and arriving at San Jose Diridon Station via Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h.

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The distance between Santa Ana and San Jose is 338 miles. The road distance is 374.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Ana to San Jose without a car is to bus which takes 9h 5m and costs $45 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3h 7m to get from Santa Ana to San Jose, including transfers.

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

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Santa Ana to San Jose train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Ana Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Santa Ana to San Jose is to fly which takes 3h 7m and costs $60 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $120 and takes 9h 5m, you could also train, which costs $85 - $230 and takes 12h.

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Map of how to get from Santa Ana to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 337.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 7m

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

Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Santa Ana to San Jose hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Ana to San Jose via Los Angeles, Ca in around 9h 5m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $330
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
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 Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
10h 1m
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
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Warm Springs BART to 2nd & Saint John
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 17Th-Penn to Channel-7Th
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
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 Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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The quickest flight from Santa Ana Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Ana to San Jose is 375 miles. It takes approximately 6h 16m to drive from Santa Ana to San Jose.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Santa Ana Airport to San Jose Airport.

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Book your Santa Ana to San Jose bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 382+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santa Ana to Santa Ana Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $2 - $4.

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