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San Jose-Berkeley Train Timetable
There are 8 daily trains from San Jose to Berkeley. Traveling by train from San Jose to Berkeley usually takes around one hour and 43 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Corridor train can make the trip in one hour and 18 minutes.
|Distance||42 mi (68 km)|
|Fastest train||1h 18m|
|Trains per day||7|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Capitol Corridor|
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Which train should you take from San Jose to Berkeley?
2 train services operate from San Jose, California to Berkeley, California. Amtrak Capitol Corridor usually has more trains scheduled, with 7 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from San Jose to Berkeley every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £14.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from San Jose to Berkeley 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.
Can you take a train all the way from San Jose to Berkeley?
How long is the train journey from San Jose to Berkeley?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from San Jose to Berkeley are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Monday 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 San Jose at 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 San Jose to Berkeley?
There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. 7 of these are direct connections to Berkeley. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Berkeley to San Jose.
Where is the train station in San Jose?
There is one train station in San Jose.
Where is the train station in Berkeley?
Berkeley has one train station.
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