There are 10 ways to get from Washington to San Jose by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to San Jose  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to San Jose (SJC) DCA - SJC

$215 - $805

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Fly Reagan Washington to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to San Francisco (SFO) DCA - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$174 - $570

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Train to Baltimore, fly to San Jose  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to San Jose (SJC) BWI - SJC

$228 - $652

Train to Baltimore, fly to Oakland, bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Oakland (OAK) BWI - OAK
  3. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca

$234 - $732

Fly Washington Dulles to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to San Francisco (SFO) IAD - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$190 - $517

Train to Baltimore, fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to San Francisco (SFO) BWI - SFO
  3. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$247 - $637

Bus  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Las Vegas, Nv
  3. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to San Jose, Ca

$282 - $729

Train  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Emeryville Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Emeryville Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station

$423 - $1,255

Bus, train, night bus  •  3 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Emeryville Amtrak
  3. Take the night bus from Emeryville Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station

Drive  •  44 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Washington to San Jose 2859.8 miles

$280 - $410

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Washington to San Jose. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at San Jose, Ca via Harrisburg, Pa and Las Vegas, Nv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 20 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to San Jose station. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at San Jose Diridon Station via Chicago Union Station and Emeryville Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 1 h.

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The distance between Washington and San Jose is 2430 miles. The road distance is 2859.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to San Jose without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 20 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 47 min to get from Washington to San Jose, including transfers.

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Washington to San Jose bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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Washington to San Jose train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to San Jose is to fly which takes 8 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 20 h, you could also train, which costs and takes 3 days 1 h.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to San Jose Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 16 min and has one stopover.

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

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  • Distance: 2430.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 47 min

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

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Washington to San Jose hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to San Jose via Harrisburg, Pa and Las Vegas, Nv in around 2 days 20 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Austin
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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 Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Emeryville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
Train from Emeryville Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $190
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 Hayward, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$210 - $360
Flexible
$420 - $550
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 Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
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
Night bus from Emeryville Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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San Jose is 3 h behind Washington. It is currently 9:58 AM in Washington and 6:58 AM in San Jose.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to San Jose is 2860 miles. It takes approximately 44 h 17 min to drive from Washington to San Jose.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to San Jose Airport.

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Book your Washington to San Jose bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 339+ hotels available in San Jose. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs .

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