There are 4 ways to get from Vacaville to San Jose by bus, subway, train or car

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Recommended option

Line 20 bus, bus, BART, line 181 bus  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the line 20 bus from Davis St. Park and Ride to Fairfield Transportation Center 20
  2. Take the bus from Fairfield Transportation Center to El Cerrito Del Norte BART 90
  3. Take the BART from El Cerrito del Norte to Fremont
  4. Take the line 181 bus from Fremont Bart Station to 1St & Mission 181

$13 - $17

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Suisun City to Oakland, Ca 8303 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6781 / ...

$26 - $53

Train  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Suisun-Fairfield Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak Capitol Corridor

$33 - $70

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Vacaville to San Jose 84.1 miles

$8 - $12

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

You can take a bus from Vacaville to San Jose via Fairfield Transportation Center, Main Street and Lotz Way, Suisun City, and Oakland, Ca in around 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Vacaville to San Jose every 4 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min.

Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from El Cerrito del Norte to Fremont
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
bart.gov
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Suisun-Fairfield Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Davis St. Park and Ride to Fairfield Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
fasttransit.org
Bus from Fairfield Transportation Center to El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
fasttransit.org
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Fremont Bart Station to 1St & Mission
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Suisun City to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Vacaville to San Jose?

The distance between Vacaville and San Jose is 113 km. The road distance is 135 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Vacaville to San Jose?

The cheapest way to get from Vacaville to San Jose is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 27 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Vacaville to San Jose?

The quickest way to get from Vacaville to San Jose is to drive which takes 1 h 27 min and costs $8 - $12.

Is there a direct bus between Vacaville and San Jose?

No, there is no direct bus from Vacaville to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Davis St. Park and Ride and arriving at San Jose, Ca via Fairfield Transportation Center, Suisun City and Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

How long does it take to get from Vacaville to San Jose?

It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Vacaville to San Jose, including transfers.