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There are 10 ways to get from Van Nuys to San Jose by plane, subway, bus, train, tram or car

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Fly Los Angeles to San Jose  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) LAX - SJC

$76 - $255

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Bus Boltbus  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Hollywood Blvd to San Jose, CA LA-Oakland

$31 - $44

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Fly Burbank to San Jose  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC

$59 - $307

Fly Burbank to Oakland, BART, line 181 bus  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - 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 2nd & Saint John

$110 - $439

Line 901 bus, subway, bus to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to San Jose  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 901 bus from Van Nuys Station to North Hollywood Station
  2. Take the subway from North Hollywood Station to Pershing Square Station
  3. Take the bus from Olive Ave and 5th St E to Pomona Transit Center
  4. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to San Jose (SJC) ONT - SJC

$99 - $386

Fly Burbank to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  4 h 59 min

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

$78 - $469

Line 901 bus, subway, tram to Long Beach, fly to San Jose  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the line 901 bus from Van Nuys Station to North Hollywood Station
  2. Take the subway from North Hollywood Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines
  3. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
  4. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to San Jose (SJC) LGB - SJC

$55 - $264

Bus Megabus  •  7 h 47 min

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

$32 - $48

Train  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Van Nuys Amtrak Station to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight

$65 - $180

Drive  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Van Nuys to San Jose 328.7 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Van Nuys to San Jose is to bus which costs $30 - $50 and takes 7 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Van Nuys to San Jose is to fly which costs $55 - $310 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Van Nuys to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Victory / Van Nuys and arriving at San Jose, CA via Burbank Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Van Nuys Amtrak Station station and arriving at San Jose Diridon Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 31 min.

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The distance between Van Nuys and San Jose is 293 miles. The road distance is 328.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Van Nuys to San Jose without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 47 min and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from Van Nuys to San Jose, including transfers.

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Van Nuys to San Jose bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Burbank Station.

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Van Nuys to San Jose train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Van Nuys Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Van Nuys to San Jose is to fly which takes 2 h 58 min and costs $75 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $50 and takes 7 h 47 min, you could also train, which costs $65 - $180 and takes 9 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Van Nuys to San Jose.
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  • Distance: 292.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 58 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Van Nuys to San Jose hourly. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Van Nuys to San Jose every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $330
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
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 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Train operators
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
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Subway from North Hollywood Station to Pershing Square Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Subway from North Hollywood Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
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 Van Nuys Amtrak Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $390
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Warm Springs BART to 2nd & Saint John
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Van Nuys Station to North Hollywood Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Olive Ave and 5th St E to Pomona Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Hollywood Blvd to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
boltbus.com

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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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Van Nuys to San Jose bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at San Jose, CA station.

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Van Nuys to San Jose train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Jose Diridon Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Van Nuys to San Jose is 329 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to drive from Van Nuys 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 382+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Van Nuys to Los Angeles Airport is to bus which takes 37 min and costs $8 - $11.

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