There are 11 ways to get from Santa Clara to Los Angeles by plane, train, tram, 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.

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Fly San Jose to Los Angeles  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Los Angeles (LAX) SJC - LAX

$73 - $250

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Bus Boltbus  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles Oakland-LA

$29 - $42

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Fly San Jose to Burbank  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR

$62 - $309

Train to Oakland, fly to Burbank  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR

$130 - $476

Fly San Jose to Long Beach, tram  •  4 h 34 min

  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

$51 - $256

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Burbank  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR

$78 - $469

Fly San Jose to Santa Ana, train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Santa Ana (SNA) SJC - SNA
  2. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station

$72 - $257

Bus Megabus  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles, CA

$33 - $50

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6853 / ...

$37 - $92

Train  •  12 h

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$68 - $185

Drive  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Santa Clara to Los Angeles 347 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Clara to Los Angeles is to bus which costs $29 - $45 and takes 8 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Clara to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $70 - $250 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Clara to Los Angeles. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Jefferson and arriving at Los Angeles, Ca via San Jose, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 4 min.

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

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The distance between Santa Clara and Los Angeles is 311 miles. The road distance is 347 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Clara to Los Angeles without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 27 min and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from Santa Clara to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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

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Santa Clara to Los Angeles train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Jose Diridon Station.

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The best way to get from Santa Clara to Los Angeles is to fly which takes 3 h 11 min and costs $70 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $50 and takes 7 h 27 min, you could also train, which costs $65 - $190 and takes 12 h.

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Map of how to get from Santa Clara to Los Angeles.
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  • Distance: 310.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 11 min

What companies run services between Santa Clara, CA, USA and Los Angeles, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Santa Clara to Los Angeles hourly. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Santa Clara to Los Angeles every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
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 Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 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
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
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
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 San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
boltbus.com

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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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Santa Clara to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Santa Clara to Los Angeles train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Clara to Los Angeles is 347 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to drive from Santa Clara to Los Angeles.

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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 2492+ hotels available in Los Angeles. Prices start at $113 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santa Clara to San Jose Airport is to line 10 bus which takes 10 min and costs $2.

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