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Simi Valley-San Jose Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Simi Valley to San Jose. Traveling by train from Simi Valley to San Jose usually takes around 8 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 8 hours and 8 minutes.

Distance274 mi (441 km)
Fastest train8h 8m
Lowest price€39.59
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Simi Valley, CA to San Jose, CA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Anjali

4 September 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Pros: Watching the scenery and meeting fellow travelers. Cons: Maybe a map of the stations posted on the walls. Map of train showing where dining car is. Info w prices at dining car. Thanks! Tips: If you are upstairs, go down 5-10 minutes before you have to get off. ...

Pros: Watching the scenery and meeting fellow travelers. Cons: Maybe a map of the stations posted on the walls. Map of train showing where dining car is. Info w prices at dining car. Thanks! Tips: If you are upstairs, go down 5-10 minutes before you have to get off. It can be crowded by the door, and where the luggage rack is.

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

In the last month, €42.16 was the average price of a train ticket from Simi Valley, CA to San Jose, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €14.39 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€62€41€21JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Simi Valley to San Jose will vary between €40 and €58. Planning a train trip to San Jose within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Simi Valley over the next 7 days is €44. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Simi Valley to San Jose by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around €45 whenever you decide to board the train to San Jose.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Simi Valley to San Jose remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Simi Valley to San Jose?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak28h 11m€44.65
Amtrak Coast Starlight19h 0m€51.97
  • 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 Simi Valley to San Jose every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €40.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Simi Valley 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 Simi Valley to San Jose?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Simi Valley 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.

How long is the train journey from Simi Valley to San Jose?

The distance between Simi Valley and San Jose is approximately 274 miles, or 441 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Simi Valley to San Jose are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Thursday 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 Simi Valley at 10:00 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 Simi Valley to San Jose?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Simi Valley 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 Simi Valley.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Simi Valley?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Simi Valley.

Where is the train station in San Jose?

Arrival stations

San Jose has one train station.

Need a return trip from San Jose to Simi Valley?

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