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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to San Jose?

Lowest price€41.82
Fastest train8h 20m
Trains per day9
Train lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Los Angeles to San Jose 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 Los Angeles to San Jose?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Los Angeles 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.

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

In the last month, €45.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €11.99 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Los Angeles to San Jose?

The distance between Los Angeles and San Jose is approximately 305 miles, or 492 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 20 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Los Angeles to San Jose are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Wednesday 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 Los Angeles at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. 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 Los Angeles to San Jose?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to San Jose. 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 San Jose to Los Angeles. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Los Angeles to San Jose for €34.29.

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to San Jose?

2 train services operate from Los Angeles, California to San Jose, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 9 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak99h 41m€46.31
Amtrak Coast Starlight19h 47m€48.80

Amtrak train tickets from Los Angeles to San Jose start from €42, and on average cost €46. Daily there are 9 Amtrak schedules to San Jose. Amtrak in Los Angeles leaves from Union Station and 3 other stations. And in San Jose trains arrive at Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St, From Los Angeles to San Jose train travel on Amtrak takes 9 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Jose faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 20 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 13 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay €46 for a one-way train ticket to San Jose.

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Los Angeles to San Jose start from €42, and on average cost €49. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to San Jose. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Los Angeles leaves from Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd and one other station. And in San Jose trains arrive at Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St, From Los Angeles to San Jose train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 9 hours and 47 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Jose faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 20 minutes.

Price trends for trains from Los Angeles to San Jose

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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