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There are 6 ways to get from Seattle to Santa Clara by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to San Jose  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to San Jose (SJC) SEA - SJC

$90 - $249

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Fly to San Francisco  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to San Francisco (SFO) SEA - SFO

$138 - $299

Fly to Oakland, train  •  5 h 41 min

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

$122 - $316

Bus  •  23 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Sacramento, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca

$103 - $273

Train  •  24 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight

$131 - $394

Drive  •  14 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Santa Clara 843.7 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Santa Clara is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 14 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Santa Clara is to fly which costs $90 - $250 and takes 4 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Seattle station to Santa Clara. However, there are services departing from Seattle King Street Station and arriving at Santa Clara Caltrain via San Jose Diridon Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 36 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Santa Clara is 713 miles. The road distance is 843.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Santa Clara without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 11 min and costs $100 - $280.

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It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to get from Seattle to Santa Clara, including transfers.

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Seattle to Santa Clara train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Santa Clara is to fly which takes 4 h 1 min and costs $90 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $280 and takes 23 h 11 min, you could also train, which costs $130 - $400 and takes 24 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Santa Clara.
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  • Distance: 712.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 1 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Santa Clara, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Delta fly from Seattle to Santa Clara hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seattle to Santa Clara via Sacramento, Ca, Oakland, Ca, San Jose, Ca, and San Jose Diridon Caltrain in around 23 h 11 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
51 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 Seattle King Street Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
24 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Santa Clara is 844 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 23 min to drive from Seattle to Santa Clara.

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Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Seattle Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 399+ hotels available in Santa Clara. Prices start at $101 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 34 min and costs $2 - $4.

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