Cheap train tickets from Santa Ana to San Jose

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How much are train tickets from Santa Ana to San Jose?

Lowest Price$70.39
Fastest10h 13m
Daily Schedules10
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Santa Ana to San Jose?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Santa Ana to San Jose is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Santa Ana to San Jose was $82.92. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 8 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $9.47 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Santa Ana to San Jose?

The distance between Santa Ana and San Jose is approximately 335.76 miles, or 540.22 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 11 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 13 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What's the best day to take the train from Santa Ana to San Jose?

If you want to avoid a crowded train, Saturday is the best day to travel as it is the least busy day for trains from Santa Ana to San Jose.

In contrast, the busiest train day of the week is usually Sunday. If you are planning to book travel for Sunday, make sure to book your train tickets well in advance as they may sell out and you may find trains more full than usual.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between Santa Ana to San Jose

Typically there are 10 schedules to compare for your trip to San Jose. One train carrier operates regular service on the Santa Ana to San Jose route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Santa Ana to San Jose, usually offering 10 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Santa Ana to San Jose, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Santa Ana to San Jose, which start at $47.81.

One train company connects Santa Ana to San Jose

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Santa Ana to San Jose start from $70.39, and on average cost $85.46. Daily there are 10 Amtrak schedules to San Jose. Amtrak in Santa Ana leaves from Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd, And in San Jose trains arrive at Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St,

From Santa Ana to San Jose train travel on Amtrak takes 11 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Jose faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 10 hours and 13 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 11 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $86.75 for a one-way train ticket to San Jose.

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Avg. Time
11h 23m
Avg. Price
$85.46

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Santa Ana on their way to San Jose. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Santa Ana are:
  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd
There is one train station where trains arrive in San Jose from Santa Ana. These are the busiest arriving stations in San Jose:
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St