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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Santa Ana to San Jose  •  3 h 9 min

  1. SNA - SJC

$64 - $246

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Orange County Line
  2. LA-Oakland

$35 - $51

7 alternative options

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to San Jose  •  4 h 36 min

  1. LAX - SJC

$94 - $284

Fly Santa Ana to Oakland, BART, line 181 bus  •  4 h 26 min

  1. SNA - OAK

$109 - $618

Train to Burbank, fly to San Jose  •  3 h 59 min

  1. BUR - SJC

$81 - $348

Bus to Long Beach, fly to San Jose  •  4 h 39 min

  1. LGB - SJC

$61 - $276

Bus  •  8 h 7 min

  1. 9488 / ...
  2. 6860 / ...

$45 - $111

Train  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner
  2. Coast Starlight

$88 - $221

Drive  •  6 h 16 min

  1. 374.8 miles

$35 - $55

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 every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Ana to San Jose via Los Angeles, Ca in around 8 h 7 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Fremont
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
bart.gov
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $190
Train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
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 Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
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
Gray Line AH
Phone
(714) 978-8855
Website
dre.coachusa.com
Bus from Disneyland Hotel to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
dre.coachusa.com
Book at
dre.coachusa.com
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Fremont Bart Station to 1St & Mission
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Long Beach, Ca
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$16 - $20
Bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Boltbus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Santa Ana and San Jose is 541 km. The road distance is 600 km.

The cheapest way to get from Santa Ana to San Jose is to train and bus which costs $35 - $55 and takes 9 h 9 min.

The quickest way to get from Santa Ana to San Jose is to fly which takes 3 h 9 min and costs $60 - $250.

No, there is no direct train from Santa Ana to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak and arriving at San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 3 min.

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 8 h 7 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to get from Santa Ana to San Jose, including transfers.