Cheap train tickets from Seattle to San Jose

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How much are train tickets from Seattle to San Jose?

Lowest Price$121.43
Fastest24h 10m
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Seattle to San Jose
4.0
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Stephanie
4.0
December 30, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The train was comfortable, the route was beautiful, the staff was helpful, the food was better than we expected, and the entire experience was pretty relaxing. We got to talk to other people in the observation car and the dining car and met really fascinating folks as ...More
Cons
I wish that the staff had been more communicative about the length of our delay and our updated station arrival times. WiFi would be great on the Coastal Starlight-- we already paid to sleep and eat, we definitely would have paid another $10-20 to be able to google the...More
Tips
Don't make plans for immediately after you arrive at your destination under the assumption you'll be on time. Enjoy the ride; you're going to get there safely and comfortably.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Seattle to San Jose?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Seattle 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 Seattle to San Jose was $124.31. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 18 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $52.18 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 Seattle to San Jose?

The distance between Seattle and San Jose is approximately 710.21 miles, or 1142.69 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 24 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 24 hours and 10 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 is the busiest day for trains from Seattle to San Jose?

On Saturday trains from Seattle to San Jose are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Seattle to San Jose?

Typically there is one train schedule per day. One train carrier operates regular service on the Seattle to San Jose route. Amtrak Coast Starlight offers the most scheduled departures between Seattle to San Jose, usually offering one departure per day. Typically one schedule per day serves San Jose with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Seattle to San Jose, which start at $120.10.

One train company connects Seattle to San Jose

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Seattle to San Jose start from $121.43, and on average cost $148.96. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to San Jose. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Seattle leaves from King St Station - 303 S Jackson St, And in San Jose trains arrive at Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St,

From Seattle to San Jose train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 24 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Jose faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 24 hours and 10 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to San Jose on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Coast Starlight scheduled trip per day, which will cost $158.00 for a one-way weekend reservation from Seattle.

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Avg. Time
1d 0h 11m
Avg. Price
$148.96

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Seattle on their way to San Jose:
  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St
There is one train station where trains from Seattle arrive in San Jose:
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

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