There are 9 ways to get from Washington to San Jose by plane, train, bus, subway or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Reagan Washington to San Jose  •  9 h 13 min

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

$215 - $805

Cheapest option

Fly Reagan Washington to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  9 h 10 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 - $569

7 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly to San Jose  •  7 h 42 min

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

$228 - $652

Train to Baltimore, fly to Oakland  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Oakland (OAK) BWI - OAK

$228 - $714

Fly Washington Dulles to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  9 h 38 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 - $516

Train to Baltimore, fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall 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 - $636

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, BART  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
  3. Take the BART from Richmond to Fremont

$406 - $1,214

Drive  •  44 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Washington to San Jose 2859.8 miles

$280 - $410

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and four 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 Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Austin
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
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 Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 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
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Richmond to Fremont
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Washington to San Jose?

The distance between Washington and San Jose is 3888 km. The road distance is 4576 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Washington to San Jose is to fly and Caltrain which costs $170 - $600 and takes 9 h 10 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Washington to San Jose is to train and fly which takes 7 h 42 min and costs $220 - $650.

Is there a direct bus between Washington and San Jose?

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.

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

It takes approximately 9 h 13 min to get from Washington to San Jose, including transfers.