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Journey Information

San Jose to Fresno bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$21.37
Fastest time2h 45m
Trips per day1
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Jose to Fresno 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.

Does the bus take you directly from San Jose to Fresno?

Unfortunately there are currently no buses that go the entire distance from San Jose to Fresno. At some point, you will need to switch onto another vehicle to complete the journey, such as a local shuttle or even a train. More details are available as you peruse individual tickets.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $32.72 was the low point for bus fares from San Jose to Fresno. Buses from Fresno to San Jose are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $32.72 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 2 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $8.81 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 124 miles (199 kilometers) from San Jose, CA to Fresno, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 45 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?

Because many passengers travel from San Jose to Fresno at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Jose?

There is usually only one bus per day from San Jose to Fresno. It leaves the station in San Jose at 6:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from San Jose to Fresno. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Jose to Fresno; ticket prices start at $37.39.

What bus companies travel from San Jose to Fresno?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from San Jose, California to Fresno, California. However, each company only runs one bus per day. We've compiled their average prices and journey times for easy comparison:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound19h 25m$28.89
Tufesa Internacional23h 0m$57.42

Where does the bus leave from in San Jose?

San Jose, California has two bus stations with service to Fresno, California:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St
  • 1118 E William St
  • 1642 Story Rd

Where does the bus arrive in Fresno?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Fresno, California:

  • Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St
  • 919 E St

Price trends for buses from San Jose to Fresno

Average prices by travel date

$40$27$13JulAug

Monthly average prices

$67$53$40$27$13ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$67$53$40$27$133020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
2.0
Staff
4.0
Value
1.0
Condition
3.0
Christian
4.0
June 16, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The ride was on time.
Cons
The bus driver only spoke spanish and the bus stopped multiple times along the way which was odd because on those stops no one go on or off. The bus was cramped and was playing an obnoxious movie in dubbed Spanish so if you wanted to sleep, good luck. The ride was fast ...More
Tips
If you need to be there in a rush then i guess this bus is the way to go. Just don't arrive there at night because the drop off location is really ghetto ( around the Japanese Fish Market )

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