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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Auburn to San Jose. Traveling by train from Auburn to San Jose usually takes around 5 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Corridor train can make the trip in 4 hours and 8 minutes.

Distance116 mi (187 km)
Fastest train4h 8m
Lowest price€40.09
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from Auburn to San Jose?

In the last month, €45.46 was the average price of a train ticket from Auburn to San Jose. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €1.45 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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The price of a train ticket from Auburn to San Jose remains pretty stable, regardless of when you plan to travel. Tickets on this route usually cost €40 throughout the year.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since ticket prices on this route stay pretty consistent, you don’t need to book way in advance. However, we recommend buying your train ticket to San Jose at least 48 hours before your scheduled departure to prevent any unpleasant surprises, like last-minute surges in price or sold-out tickets.

Which train should you take from Auburn to San Jose?

2 train services operate from Auburn to San Jose. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak35h 39m€48.22
Amtrak Capitol Corridor14h 10m€40.09
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Auburn to San Jose every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €41.

  • Since 1991, Capitol Corridor has connected Auburn to San Jose, with stops in Sacramento, Oakland, Berkeley, and 15 other cities in Northern California. The route's convenient transport to various cities includes breathtaking scenery guaranteed to help pass the time. Each train offers onboard WiFi and a cafe car for the comfort of passengers, as well as ample bicycle and luggage storage. Most Capitol Corridor trips make the journey from Auburn to San Jose in about 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Auburn to San Jose. 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.

The distance between Auburn and San Jose is approximately 116 miles, or 187 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 8 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.

Trains from Auburn to San Jose are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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.

The earliest train departs Auburn at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Auburn to San Jose. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Jose to Auburn.

City Information

San Jose

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San Jose, CA - SJC-1

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San Jose is located in the heart of the world-famous Silicon Valley in California’s Bay Area. It is the largest city in Northern California and, as such, it is the area’s cultural, political and financial center.

While you’re in San Jose, make sure to check out the city’s various museums. Since you’re in the world’s foremost technology hub, the Tech Museum of Innovation is a must-visit. And since you’re on the West Coast, you should stop by the San Jose Museum of Art that features the largest permanent collection of works from West Coast artists.

Thanks to its mild California climate, San Jose is one of the best cities in the U.S. for outdoor activities, and due to its largely younger-leaning population, it offers quite the vibrant nightlife. In fact, San Jose is among the biggest party hubs in America.

San Jose is served by various bus carriers and has several Amtrak stops within its vicinity. In addition, the city’s airport is located right near the downtown area, which makes travel to and from San Jose a breeze.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Auburn?

Main departure station: 277 Nevada St at Fulweiler St

There is one train station in Auburn.

All train stations in Auburn:

  • 277 Nevada St at Fulweiler St

Where is the train station in San Jose?

Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St - SJCDCS-0

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Main arrival station: Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

Diridon Station opened in 1935 with architecture inspired by the Italian Renaissance, and today is a vital part of Silicon Valley’s transportation system. Diridon Station connects Amtrak train service to local commuter service like the Caltrain and VTA Light Rail. The station is also a major hub for bus transit on Amtrak Thruway and Greyhound buses. With paid parking onsite, bicycle racks, and accessible entrances, travelers can easily reach the station from nearby downtown San Jose. As a bonus, food trucks frequently set up outside the station to provide delicious cheap eats for passengers.

Train stations in San Jose:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

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