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Los Angeles to San Jose bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||6h 0m|
|Trips per day||11|
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to travel from L.A to San Jose?
The best way to travel from LA to San Jose is by bus because it’s the cheapest option. Bus tickets for this route average about $38, whereas train tickets are around $60, and plane tickets average more than $100.
While flying is the fastest option, with nonstop trips taking about 1 hour and 20 minutes, you have to factor in the additional time getting to the airport and passing through security. Between bus and train, the average bus trip is actually quicker than the average train trip by about 2 hours.
Balancing price and travel time, traveling by bus is the best overall option.
Is there a direct bus from L.A to San Jose?
Is L.A to San Jose a good family vacation?
Depending on what you have planned, San Jose can be a great destination for a family vacation. The travel time would be the hardest part, since the bus trip averages about 7 hours. But if you’re prepared with snacks and travel games, then the trip is well worth it.
The Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose is an excellent spot to take the kids. The museum includes art activities, cooking classes, a theater and even a mini mammoth cave you can explore. If you’re looking for free activities, there are many parks you can visit as well, such as Alum Rock Park and the Hellyer County Park.
One thing worth noting is that San Jose is a pretty pricey town, so you may need to do more advanced planning if you want to travel on a budget.
How much is a bus ticket from Los Angeles to San Jose?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $30.77 was the low point for bus fares from Los Angeles to San Jose. Buses from San Jose to Los Angeles are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $30.77 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $19.30 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to San Jose at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Los Angeles?
How many buses are there each day?
There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Los Angeles to San Jose every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Los Angeles to San Jose; ticket prices start at $49.25.
What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to San Jose?
Where does the bus leave from in Los Angeles?
Buses to San Jose leave from multiple locations in Los Angeles, California. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:
- Union Station
- Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
- North Hollywood Bus Station
- 611 Maple Ave
- 10413 Laurel Canyon Blvd Pacoima
- 4555 E 3rd St & S McDonnell Ave E
- E Olympic Blvd 4425
Where does the bus arrive in San Jose?
Buses arrive in San Jose at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in San Jose, California:
- Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St
- 1642 Story Rd
- 1118 E William St
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