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San Diego to San Jose bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$36.00
Shortest Duration9h 35m
Trips per day11
bus carriers2
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Is there a sleeper bus from San Diego to San Jose?

There are overnight bus services to San Jose from San Diego, but they will require you to transfer buses at some point in the early morning. Tufesa International offers the only daily direct trip for this route.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Diego to San Jose?

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to San Jose is by bus. Bus tickets start as low as $31 whereas a train ticket from San Diego to San Jose will cost you at least $68.

Is there a train from San Diego to San Jose?

There is a train from San Diego to San Jose, but it’s not a direct train and takes at least 12 hours (usually longer). The same bus trip can be done in as fast as 10 hours.

How to book cheap bus tickets from San Diego to San Jose

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from San Diego to San Jose is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from San Diego to San Jose were $45.77. By booking 18 days out, tickets are on average $28.53 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from San Diego to San Jose?

The busiest time of the week for travel from San Diego to San Jose by bus is usually on Wednesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Sunday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

Greyhound from San Diego to San Jose has the most daily schedules

On average there are 11 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from San Diego to San Jose, with an average of 10 trips per day and 197 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from San Diego to San Jose. Of the 11 trips there is one direct trip available per day.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Train from San Diego to San Jose starts at $61.00.

2 carriers offer San Diego to San Jose bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from San Diego to San Jose from $36.00. There are 10 trips per day offered by Greyhound from San Diego to San Jose and you can expect on average to pay $68.70 for a Greyhound ticket to San Jose. In San Diego, Greyhound departs to San Jose from Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave and one other station. In San Jose, Greyhound arrives at Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from San Diego to San Jose takes 12 hours and 37 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to San Jose in 9 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 9 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $77.06 for a weekend trip to San Jose.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
12h 37m
Avg. Price
$68.70

Tufesa Internacional

Book Tufesa Internacional from San Diego to San Jose from $77.00. Typically there is one Tufesa Internacional schedule per day from San Diego to San Jose and you can expect on average to pay $77.00 for a Tufesa Internacional ticket to San Jose. In San Diego, Tufesa Internacional departs to San Jose from San Ysidro Transit Center, In San Jose, Tufesa Internacional arrives at 1118 E William St and one other station.

An average trip on Tufesa Internacional from San Diego to San Jose takes 11 hours and 55 minutes, while the fastest available Tufesa Internacional trip will get you to San Jose in 9 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Tufesa Internacional offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $77.00 for a weekend trip to San Jose.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
11h 55m
Avg. Price
$77.00

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 3 stations that have bus departures from San Diego. Most bus trips to San Jose will depart from:
  • Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave
  • San Ysidro Transit Ctr
  • San Ysidro Transit Center
Bus trips arrive in San Jose at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in San Jose for trips arriving from San Diego:
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St
  • 1701 Airport Blvd
  • 1118 E William St
  • 1642 Story Rd