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There are 8 ways to get from Tempe to San Jose by plane, tram, subway, bus, train or car

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Fly to San Jose  •  3h 46m

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to San Jose (SJC) PHX - SJC

$89 - $367

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Bus  •  15h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Tempe to LA Downtown FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from LA Downtown to San Jose FlixBus

$28 - $52

6 alternative options

Tram, fly to Oakland, BART, line 181 bus  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the tram from McClintock/Apache Blvd to 44th St/Washington
  2. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Oakland (OAK) PHX - OAK
  3. Take the BART from Coliseum to Warm Springs/South Fremont
  4. Take the line 181 bus from Warm Springs BART to 2nd & Saint John

$105 - $379

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  5h 29m

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to San Francisco (SFO) PHX - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$103 - $369

Bus via Phoenix, AZ  •  14h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, AZ to Los Angeles, CA Arizona
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San José, CA Southern CA-Northern CA

$81 - $116

Amtrak Thruway, train  •  21h 19m

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Tempe, AZ to Maricopa Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Maricopa Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Jose Diridon Station

$109 - $155

Bus via Las Vegas  •  22h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to Las Vegas, Nv 6362
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to San Jose, Ca 6774

$102 - $147

Drive  •  11h 47m

  1. Drive from Tempe to San Jose 725.2 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Tempe to San Jose is to bus which costs $28 - $55 and takes 15h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Tempe to San Jose is to fly which costs $85 - $370 and takes 3h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tempe to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Tempe and arriving at Santa Clara & 1st via LA Downtown and Eastridge Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 38m.

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The distance between Tempe and San Jose is 628 miles. The road distance is 725.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Tempe to San Jose without a car is to bus via Phoenix, AZ which takes 14h 27m and costs $80 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3h 46m to get from Tempe to San Jose, including transfers.

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Tempe to San Jose bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Tempe station.

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The best way to get from Tempe to San Jose is to fly which takes 3h 46m and costs $85 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus via Phoenix, AZ, which costs $80 - $120 and takes 14h 27m.

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The quickest flight from Phoenix Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Tempe to San Jose bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at San Jose station.

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Map of how to get from Tempe to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 627.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 46m

What companies run services between Tempe, AZ, USA and San Jose, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from Tempe to San Jose hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tempe to San Jose via 44th St/Washington, 44th St & Washington St, 44th St & Cofco Center St, Phoenix, AZ, Los Angeles, CA, San José, CA, and King & Flannigan in around 14h 27m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Phoenix to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Phoenix to San Jose via Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Phoenix to San Jose via Burbank
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Phoenix to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Phoenix to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Phoenix to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Phoenix to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Phoenix to Oakland via Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Phoenix to Oakland via Burbank
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Phoenix to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Phoenix to San Francisco via Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Phoenix to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Phoenix to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Phoenix to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Phoenix to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Train operators
Valley Metro
Phone
(602) 253-5000
Email
csr@valleymetro.org
Website
valleymetro.org
Tram from McClintock/Apache Blvd to 44th St/Washington
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Valley Metro
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Warm Springs/South Fremont
Ave. Duration
33m
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 Maricopa Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
10h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Warm Springs BART to 2nd & Saint John
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from Phoenix, AZ to Los Angeles, CA
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to San José, CA
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Tempe to LA Downtown
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Tempe, AZ to Maricopa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
amtrak.com
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 Phoenix, Az to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $130

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Yes, the driving distance between Tempe to San Jose is 725 miles. It takes approximately 11h 47m to drive from Tempe to San Jose.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Phoenix Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 391+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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