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There are 10 ways to get from Thousand Oaks to San Jose by bus, plane, train, subway or car

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Line 161 bus to Los Angeles, fly to San Jose  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 161 bus from Thousand Oaks / Hampshire to Canoga Station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) LAX - SJC

$77 - $256

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Bus Megabus  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Burbank Station to San Jose, CA

$32 - $51

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Train to Burbank, fly to San Jose  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Moorpark station to Burbank Airport – South
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC

$65 - $350

Line 161 bus, line 901 bus to Los Angeles, fly to Oakland, BART, line 181 bus  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the line 161 bus from Thousand Oaks / Hampshire to Canoga Station
  2. Take the line 901 bus from Canoga Station to Woodley Station
  3. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland (OAK) LAX - OAK
  4. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station
  5. Take the line 181 bus from Warm Springs Bart to 2Nd & St John

$63 - $218

Bus to Long Beach, fly to San Jose  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Agoura & Westlake to Flower & 7th
  2. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to San Jose (SJC) LGB - SJC

$53 - $260

Bus, train to Burbank, fly to Oakland, BART, line 181 bus  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Thousand Oaks Library / Teen Center to Moorpark Station EB
  2. Take the train from Moorpark station to Burbank Airport – South
  3. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK
  4. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station
  5. Take the line 181 bus from Warm Springs Bart to 2Nd & St John

$116 - $482

Bus, train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to San Jose  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Agoura & Westlake to Flower & 7th
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
  3. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to San Jose (SJC) ONT - SJC

$120 - $425

Train  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Oxnard Transportation Center to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight

$56 - $163

Bus Amtrak  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Esplanade Mall NB to UCSB Bus Loop Coastal Express
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Thousand Oaks to San Jose 351.2 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Thousand Oaks to San Jose is to bus which costs $30 - $55 and takes 9 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thousand Oaks to San Jose is to train and fly which costs $65 - $350 and takes 4 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thousand Oaks to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Thousand Oaks Blvd. & Hampshire Rd. and arriving at San Jose, CA via Topanga Canyon / Oxnard and Burbank Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 59 min.

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The distance between Thousand Oaks and San Jose is 280 miles. The road distance is 351.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Thousand Oaks to San Jose without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 59 min and costs $30 - $55.

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Thousand Oaks to San Jose, including transfers.

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Thousand Oaks to San Jose bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Burbank Station.

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The best way to get from Thousand Oaks to San Jose is to bus which takes 9 h 59 min and costs $30 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $170 and takes 10 h 11 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Thousand Oaks to San Jose bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at San Jose, CA station.

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Map of how to get from Thousand Oaks to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 279.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

What companies run services between Thousand Oaks, CA, USA and San Jose, CA, USA?

Megabus operates a bus from Thousand Oaks to San Jose every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 5 h 55 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Thousand Oaks to San Jose once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $160 and the journey takes 8 h 27 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Moorpark station to Burbank Airport – South
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Moorpark Amtrak to Burbank Amtrak
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
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 Oxnard Transportation Center to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
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
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Thousand Oaks / Hampshire to Canoga Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Canoga Station to Woodley Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Warm Springs Bart to 2Nd & St John
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
vta.org
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Agoura & Westlake to Flower & 7th
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Ventura County Transportation Commission
Phone
(800) 438-1112
Website
goventura.org
Bus from Thousand Oaks Library / Teen Center to Moorpark Station EB
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Ventura County Transportation Commission
Bus from Esplanade Mall NB to UCSB Bus Loop
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Ventura County Transportation Commission
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
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Thousand Oaks to San Jose is 351 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to drive from Thousand Oaks to San Jose.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 335+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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