There are 8 ways to get from St. Louis to San Jose by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to San Jose  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to San Jose (SJC) STL - SJC

$214 - $854

Cheapest option

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to San Francisco (SFO) STL - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$162 - $376

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Fly to Oakland  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Oakland (OAK) STL - OAK

$174 - $496

Bus  •  46 h

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Las Vegas, Nv 1675
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to San Jose, Ca 6774

$204 - $513

Bus via Los Angls Amtrak, Ca  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA

$204 - $480

Train, bus  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Kansas City Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA

$301 - $872

Train  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Texas Eagle
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight

$365 - $1,071

Drive  •  32 h 14 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to San Jose 2099.4 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from St. Louis to San Jose is to drive which costs $200 - $300 and takes 32 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis to San Jose is to fly which costs $210 - $900 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from St. Louis to San Jose. However, there are services departing from St Louis, Mo and arriving at San Jose, Ca via Las Vegas, Nv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h.

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No, there is no direct train from St. Louis station to San Jose station. However, there are services departing from St. Louis Gateway Station and arriving at San Jose Diridon Station via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 22 h.

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The distance between St. Louis and San Jose is 1730 miles. The road distance is 2099.4 miles.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to San Jose without a car is to bus which takes 46 h and costs $200 - $550.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from St. Louis to San Jose, including transfers.

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St. Louis to San Jose bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from St Louis, Mo station.

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St. Louis to San Jose train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at St. Louis Gateway Station.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to San Jose is to fly which takes 5 h 52 min and costs $210 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $200 - $550 and takes 46 h, you could also train, which costs $360 - $1,100 and takes 2 days 22 h.

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Map of how to get from St. Louis to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 1729.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

What companies run services between St. Louis, MO, USA and San Jose, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from St. Louis to San Jose hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St. Louis to San Jose via Las Vegas, Nv in around 46 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from St. Louis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
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 St. Louis Gateway Station to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 11 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$300 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
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
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 St Louis, Mo to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
33 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$140 - $250
Flexible
$290 - $380
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
40 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$170 - $280
Flexible
$330 - $440

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The quickest flight from St. Louis Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 5 min.

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St. Louis to San Jose bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Jose, Ca station.

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San Jose is 2 h behind St. Louis. It is currently 8:18 AM in St. Louis and 6:18 AM in San Jose.

St. Louis to San Jose train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Jose Diridon Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis to San Jose is 2099 miles. It takes approximately 32 h 14 min to drive from St. Louis to San Jose.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from St. Louis Airport to San Jose Airport.

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Book your St. Louis to San Jose bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 346+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to St. Louis Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs $3.

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