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Journey Information

Los Angeles to San Jose coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£34.11
Shortest Duration6h 30m
Trips per day4
Coach lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to travel from L.A to San Jose?

The best way to travel from LA to San Jose is by bus because it’s the cheapest option. Bus tickets for this route average about $38, whereas train tickets are around $60, and plane tickets average more than $100.

While flying is the fastest option, with nonstop trips taking about 1 hour and 20 minutes, you have to factor in the additional time getting to the airport and passing through security. Between bus and train, the average bus trip is actually quicker than the average train trip by about 2 hours.

Balancing price and travel time, traveling by bus is the best overall option.

Is there a direct bus from L.A to San Jose?

Out of the 36 daily buses that depart Los Angeles for San Jose, 29 of those are direct options that do not require a transfer. Greyhound offers the most direct trips of any bus company on this route.

Is L.A to San Jose a good family vacation?

Depending on what you have planned, San Jose can be a great destination for a family vacation. The travel time would be the hardest part, since the bus trip averages about 7 hours. But if you’re prepared with snacks and travel games, then the trip is well worth it.

The Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose is an excellent spot to take the kids. The museum includes art activities, cooking classes, a theater and even a mini mammoth cave you can explore. If you’re looking for free activities, there are many parks you can visit as well, such as Alum Rock Park and the Hellyer County Park.

One thing worth noting is that San Jose is a pretty pricey town, so you may need to do more advanced planning if you want to travel on a budget.

Is it safe to travel by coach from Los Angeles to San Jose 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 coach 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, coach 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.

How much is a coach ticket from Los Angeles to San Jose?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £35.80 was the low point for coach fares from Los Angeles to San Jose. Coaches from San Jose to Los Angeles are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £35.80 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 coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 9 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £7.54 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 7 hours and 13 minutes to cover the 305 miles (492 kilometers) from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA. However, the fastest coach only takes 6 hours and 30 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to San Jose at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Los Angeles?

The first coach leaves at 10:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Los Angeles to San Jose, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled coaches that travel from Los Angeles to San Jose every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Los Angeles to San Jose; ticket prices start at £38.77.

What coach companies travel from Los Angeles to San Jose?

There are a couple of coach lines that have daily service from Los Angeles, California to San Jose, California. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 4 coach trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound47h 12m£37.56
Tufesa Internacional27h 45m£42.64

Where does the coach leave from in Los Angeles?

Coaches to San Jose leave from multiple locations in Los Angeles, California. These are the 3 most popular coach stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
  • North Hollywood Bus Station
  • Union Station
  • 611 Maple Ave

Where does the coach arrive in San Jose?

Coaches arrive in San Jose at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in San Jose, California:

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

Price trends for coaches from Los Angeles to San Jose

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Prices as travel date approaches


coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA
Based on 11 ratings and reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 20 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
2 December 2019Solo travel
Restroom should have hand sanitizer
1 December 2019Visiting family
I like that there were movies to watch on the trip, the bus was clean, that it had charging plug ins & that the bus driver was very communicative. I also liked that there's cup holders (although on this trip they were ripped on my seat).
It would be nice if the seats had food trays so when we bring food onboard we can put it on there instead of balancing it on our laps. The wifi was working for a little, but then it stopped so it would be nice to have more reliable wifi.
4 November 2019Business
Everything was great
May be time of arrival.
Make sure your bag is not more than 50 pounds they weight the bag.
Maria Guadalupe
10 August 2019Visiting family
Everything was great and I felt safe With all the stuff that is going on it’s good to know that their is still a safe way to travel , thank you .
Nothing to improved .
Have your confirmation number ready
5 July 2019Visiting family
Enjoying some scenery
Avoiding delays. Making sure ac and other things work before take off.

Based on 6 reviews
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
30 December 2019Visiting family
on the second floor behind the driver were very dirty windows
16 December 2019Visiting family
It was well-paced and the driver was really nice!
The bus should have USB ports for chargers. In addition, it would be nice to have more spacious seats.
1 October 2019Visiting friends
The trip was quick and comfortable without any problems....
The cup holders were to small...
11 September 2019Visiting family
Not driving
Checking in San jose location not very organized compare to la union station
A passenger hit another passenger on the bus not cool at all
31 August 2019Visiting family
Cheap and fast!
Can't think of anything.
If not in a hurry this is the best deal!

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