There are 10 ways to get from Santa Ana to San Jose by plane, train, subway, bus 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  •  2 h 57 min

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

$64 - $246

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  8 h 43 min

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

$32 - $57

8 alternative options

Train to Burbank, fly to San Jose  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Burbank Amtrak
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC

$81 - $348

Fly Santa Ana to Oakland, BART, line 181 bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Oakland (OAK) SNA - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Fremont BART Station
  3. Take the line 181 bus from Fremont Bart Station to 2Nd & St John

$109 - $618

Train to Los Angeles, fly to San Jose  •  4 h 45 min

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

$96 - $291

Bus to Long Beach, fly to San Jose  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Long Beach, Ca
  2. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to San Jose (SJC) LGB - SJC

$59 - $274

Train to San Diego, fly to San Jose  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Jose (SJC) SAN - SJC

$108 - $396

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9488 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6860 / ...

$45 - $111

Train  •  12 h 2 min

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

$88 - $221

Drive  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Santa Ana to San Jose 374.8 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Ana to San Jose is to bus which costs $30 - $60 and takes 8 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Ana to San Jose is to fly which costs $60 - $250 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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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 8 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santa Ana to San Jose station. However, there are services departing from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak and arriving at San Jose Diridon Station via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 2 min.

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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 8 h 7 min and costs $45 - $120.

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min 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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Map of how to get from Santa Ana to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 337.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

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 8 h 7 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Burbank 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 1 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 Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
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
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Fremont BART Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Fremont Bart Station to 2Nd & St John
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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