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Journey Information

San Francisco to San Jose coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£4.71
Shortest Duration1h 40m
Trips per day2
Coach lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

How close is San Jose to San Francisco?

San Jose is 1 hour and 50 minutes from San Francisco by bus. By train, it’s about 1 hour and 45 minutes. In miles, San Jose is about 55 miles (89 kilometers) south of San Francisco.

What is the best way to travel to San Jose from San Francisco?

The best way to travel to San Jose from San Francisco is by bus, thanks to the super cheap ticket prices. Greyhound is the only bus carrier that travels this route, offering 8 trips per day. The average bus ticket costs $12.15, with a duration of 1 hour and 50 minutes. Traveling by Amtrak, there are 6 daily routes with tickets averaging about $23, but the nearest train station is in Emeryville (near Oakland), so you will have to travel outside of SF proper in order to catch the train.

Is San Francisco to San Jose a good day-trip?

San Francisco to San Jose is a very doable day-trip. By bus it takes just 1 hour and 50 minutes to get there, which means you’ll have a full day to spend in San Jose if you depart early in the morning. The earliest bus departs at 6:00 a.m., and the latest bus departs at 11:00 p.m., which would allow you a maximum of about 15 hours in San Jose before needing to catch the bus home.

Is it safe to travel by coach from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to San Jose?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £4.71 was the low point for coach fares from San Francisco to San Jose. Coaches from San Jose to San Francisco are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £4.71 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 10 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £6.39 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 1 hour 48 minutes to cover the 42 miles (68 kilometers) from San Francisco, CA to San Jose, CA. However, the fastest coach only takes 1 hour 40 minutes. 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 coach?

Friday is the busiest travel day for coaches as people head from San Francisco to San Jose for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave San Francisco?

The first coach leaves at 08:00 and the last coach leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all coaches from San Francisco to San Jose, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

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

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Francisco to San Jose; ticket prices start at £17.65.

What coach companies travel from San Francisco to San Jose?

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

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound21h 49m£8.22

Where does the coach leave from in San Francisco?

Most coaches depart from the main station in San Francisco, California:

  • 425 Mission St

Where does the coach arrive in San Jose?

All coaches from San Francisco arrive at one main station in San Jose, California:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

Price trends for coaches from San Francisco to San Jose

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