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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Davis to San Jose. Traveling by train from Davis to San Jose usually takes around 2 hours and 56 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Corridor train can make the trip in 2 hours and 49 minutes.

Distance84 mi (135 km)
Fastest train2h 49m
Lowest price$35.09
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Capitol Corridor
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Davis to San Jose

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Hang

January 9, 2022- Business

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: The stuff was very friendly and charming. The train was spacious, safe, and the view was fantastic. Cons: Sanitizing.

Pros: The stuff was very friendly and charming. The train was spacious, safe, and the view was fantastic. Cons: Sanitizing.

5.0

Cleofe

April 27, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: Trip was on time and relaxing coz there were a lot of vacant seats . But 6 feet apart signs I didn’t see , or is it not enforced ? Cons: It was hard getting on the train at the Davis station , there was no steps or ramp to step on . Tips: Take the train to travel...

Pros: Trip was on time and relaxing coz there were a lot of vacant seats . But 6 feet apart signs I didn’t see , or is it not enforced ? Cons: It was hard getting on the train at the Davis station , there was no steps or ramp to step on . Tips: Take the train to travel , so it could operate as usual . It was my 2nd train ride to Davis and I want to do it as often to visit my grand daughter instead of driving which I did during the peek of the pandemic and no vaccine yet . No idea of the wi fi I didn’t use it . Good to know . Is there a senior discount ?

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What is the price of a train ticket from Davis to San Jose?

In the last month, $44.03 was the average price of a train ticket from Davis to San Jose. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $1.25 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$58$39$19MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to San Jose from Davis is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about C$44 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

$65$52$39$26$13JJASONDJFMAM
Traveling from Davis to San Jose by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$44 whenever you decide to board the train to San Jose.

Prices as travel date approaches

$65$52$39$26$133020100

Since the average price of train trips from Davis to San Jose remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Davis to San Jose?

2 train services operate from Davis to San Jose. Amtrak Capitol Corridor usually has more trains scheduled, with 6 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Capitol Corridor62h 54m$45.49
Amtrak Coast Starlight13h 9m$37.04
  • Amtrak Capitol Corridor

    Amtrak Capitol Corridor

    Since 1991, Capitol Corridor has connected Auburn to San Jose, with stops in Sacramento, Oakland, Berkeley, and 15 other cities in Northern California. The route's convenient transport to various cities includes breathtaking scenery guaranteed to help pass the time. Each train offers onboard WiFi and a cafe car for the comfort of passengers, as well as ample bicycle and luggage storage. Most Capitol Corridor trips make the journey from Davis to San Jose in about 2 hours and 54 minutes.

  • Amtrak Coast Starlight

    Amtrak Coast Starlight

    The Coast Starlight is an Amtrak train that travels the entire length of the West Coast, connecting Los Angeles to Seattle. The route starts hugging the California coastline, treating passengers to swoon-worthy views of the Pacific, before continuing into the verdant forests of the Cascade Mountains. The Coast Starlight indisputably earns its spot among the most scenic Amtrak train routes. Seating options include Coach or Business Class and roomettes or bedrooms for extra space. A trip from Davis to San Jose takes 3 hours and 9 minutes on average, and Coach tickets start at $35.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Davis to San Jose during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Davis to San Jose?

The distance between Davis and San Jose is approximately 84 miles, or 135 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 49 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Davis to San Jose are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Davis at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Davis to San Jose?

There are 7 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Davis to San Jose.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Jose to Davis.

City Information

San Jose

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San Jose, CA - SJC-1

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San Jose is located in the heart of the world-famous Silicon Valley in California’s Bay Area. It is the largest city in Northern California and, as such, it is the area’s cultural, political and financial center.

While you’re in San Jose, make sure to check out the city’s various museums. Since you’re in the world’s foremost technology hub, the Tech Museum of Innovation is a must-visit. And since you’re on the West Coast, you should stop by the San Jose Museum of Art that features the largest permanent collection of works from West Coast artists.

Thanks to its mild California climate, San Jose is one of the best cities in the U.S. for outdoor activities, and due to its largely younger-leaning population, it offers quite the vibrant nightlife. In fact, San Jose is among the biggest party hubs in America.

San Jose is served by various bus carriers and has several Amtrak stops within its vicinity. In addition, the city’s airport is located right near the downtown area, which makes travel to and from San Jose a breeze.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Davis?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Davis.

All train stations in Davis:

  • Amtrak Station - 840 Second St

Where is the train station in San Jose?

Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St - SJCDCS-0

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Arrival stations

Diridon Station opened in 1935 with architecture inspired by the Italian Renaissance, and today is a vital part of Silicon Valley’s transportation system. Diridon Station connects Amtrak train service to local commuter service like the Caltrain and VTA Light Rail. The station is also a major hub for bus transit on Amtrak Thruway and Greyhound buses. With paid parking onsite, bicycle racks, and accessible entrances, travelers can easily reach the station from nearby downtown San Jose. As a bonus, food trucks frequently set up outside the station to provide delicious cheap eats for passengers.

Train stations in San Jose:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

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