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Journey Information

San Jose to Phoenix bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$115.99
Fastest time16h 15m
Trips per day3
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Jose to Phoenix right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from San Jose to Phoenix?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $131.15 was the low point for bus fares from San Jose to Phoenix. Buses from Phoenix to San Jose are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $131.15 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 20 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $60.67 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 19 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 614 miles (988 kilometers) from San Jose, CA to Phoenix, AZ. However, the fastest bus only takes 16 hours and 15 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from San Jose to Phoenix for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Jose?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Jose to Phoenix, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from San Jose to Phoenix every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Jose to Phoenix; ticket prices start at $171.35.

What bus companies travel from San Jose to Phoenix?

There is one bus company that operates from San Jose to Phoenix. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound319h 18m$156.86

Where does the bus leave from in San Jose?

Buses to Phoenix leave from multiple locations in San Jose, California. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

Where does the bus arrive in Phoenix?

Buses arrive in Phoenix at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Phoenix, Arizona:

  • Bus Terminal - 2115 E Buckeye Rd
  • Glendale Bus Station
  • 44th St Transit Ctr

Price trends for buses from San Jose to Phoenix

Monthly average prices

$198$158$119$79$40ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$198$158$119$79$403020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from San Jose, CA to Phoenix, AZ
4.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
5.0
Condition
3.0
Tamara
4.0
July 26, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I didn't have to drive.
Cons
We got into LA about an hour late. The first bus was like a roller coaster ride. Not sure if it was windy or not but we were all over the road. After LA everything went smooth. WIFI is really bad. But it was free what can you expect?
Tips
Bring some food and drinks. And there are more stops then are listed on your itinerary.

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