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Journey Information

San Jose to Oakland bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$16.03
Fastest time1h 0m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Jose to Oakland 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 Oakland?

Unfortunately there are currently no buses that go the entire distance from San Jose to Oakland. 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 Oakland?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $16.69 was the low point for bus fares from San Jose to Oakland. Buses from Oakland to San Jose are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $16.69 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 4 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $8.68 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 3 minutes to cover the 38 miles (62 kilometers) from San Jose, CA to Oakland, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour, You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Oakland. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Jose?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00am. To see the times for all buses from San Jose to Oakland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from San Jose to Oakland. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Jose to Oakland; ticket prices start at $21.37.

What bus companies travel from San Jose to Oakland?

There is one bus company that operates from San Jose to Oakland. Greyhound is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound21h 4m$19.59

Where does the bus leave from in San Jose?

Most buses depart from the main station in San Jose, California:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

Where does the bus arrive in Oakland?

All buses from San Jose arrive at one main station in Oakland, California:

  • Bus Terminal - 2103 San Pablo Ave

Price trends for buses from San Jose to Oakland

Average prices by travel date

$20$13$7JulAug

Monthly average prices

$33$27$20$13$7ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$33$27$20$13$73020100

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