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There are 6 ways to get from Seattle to Silicon Valley by plane, train, tram, 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.

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Fly to San Jose  •  4 h 40 min

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

$93 - $252

5 alternative options

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain, line 902 tram  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to San Francisco (SFO) SEA - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain
  3. Take the line 902 tram from Mountain View Station to Vienna Station

$104 - $268

Fly to Oakland, BART, line 181 bus, line 902 tram  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Oakland (OAK) SEA - 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 1St & Mission
  4. Take the line 902 tram from Civic Center Station to Vienna Station

$109 - $284

Bus  •  24 h 3 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

$106 - $254

Train  •  25 h 12 min

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

$131 - $367

Drive  •  14 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Silicon Valley 842.9 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Silicon Valley is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 14 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Silicon Valley is to fly which costs $90 - $260 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Silicon Valley is 710 miles. The road distance is 842.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Silicon Valley without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 3 min and costs $100 - $260.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Seattle to Silicon Valley, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Silicon Valley is to fly which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $90 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $260 and takes 24 h 3 min, you could also train, which costs $130 - $370 and takes 25 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 6 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Silicon Valley is 843 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 21 min to drive from Seattle to Silicon Valley.

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

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There are 429+ hotels available in Silicon Valley. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Silicon Valley.
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  • Distance: 709.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Silicon Valley, CA, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Seattle to Silicon Valley hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seattle to Silicon Valley via Sacramento, Ca, Oakland, Ca, San Jose, Ca, San Jose Diridon Caltrain, Sunnyvale Caltrain, and Frances & Olson in around 24 h 3 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Seattle to San Jose via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Seattle to San Jose via Reno
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Seattle to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Tram from Mountain View Station to Vienna Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
vta.org
Tram from Civic Center Station to Vienna Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
vta.org
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
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 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
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Warm Springs Bart to 1St & Mission
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
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.

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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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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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