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Trip Summary

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.

Distance42 mi (68 km)
Fastest train1h 18m
Lowest price£13.77
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Capitol Corridor
Train lines2

Price trends for trains from San Jose to Berkeley

Average prices by travel date

£22£14£7JunJul

Monthly average prices

£18£14£11£7£4JASONDJFMAMJ

Prices as travel date approaches

£18£14£11£7£43020100

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:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak23h 5m£13.77
Amtrak Capitol Corridor71h 21m£13.77
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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.

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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?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from San Jose to Berkeley. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from San Jose to Berkeley?

The distance between San Jose and Berkeley is approximately 42 miles, or 68 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 18 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in San Jose?

Departure stations

There is one train station in San Jose.

Where is the train station in Berkeley?

Arrival stations

Berkeley has one train station.

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