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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from San Jose to Anaheim. Traveling by bus from San Jose to Anaheim usually takes around 9 hours, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance329 mi (530 km)
Shortest duration7h 40m
Cheapest price$35.48
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from San Jose to Anaheim

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.3

5.0

Rhonda

January 27, 2020- Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: The driver was so the best. I was dreading this ride but this whole trip back home was so perfect that I will look for my driver bus so I can hopefully have his bus again ... thank you shop much. Cons: Can't nothing to improve. Tips: Good way to travel.

4.0

Cameron

July 17, 2019- Business

Megabus

Pros: I made it there. Cons: We had this one stop where everyone freaked out bc we just pulled over on the side of the road and the driver didn't say anything. Tips: Sleep it through.

How much is a bus ticket from San Jose to Anaheim?

Bus tickets for a trip from San Jose to Anaheim cost $45.15 on average. Tickets cheaper than $45.15 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from San Jose to Anaheim in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $43 to $78. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on June 20, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Anaheim this week, bus tickets are available starting at $43.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from San Jose to Anaheim is usually cheapest in June, when the average ticket price is only $49. If you're planning to take the bus from San Jose to Anaheim during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $78. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 21 days in advance to save up to $48.00.

What bus companies travel from San Jose to Anaheim?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from San Jose to Anaheim that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US38h 20m$71.77
Greyhound29h 22m$60.29
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 3 trips per day from San Jose to Anaheim, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 2 bus trips from San Jose to Anaheim every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 22 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Anaheim usually start from $35.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 9 hours to cover the 329 miles from San Jose to Anaheim. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 40 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Anaheim. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Jose to Anaheim, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from San Jose to Anaheim every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 San Jose to Anaheim; ticket prices start at $66.00.

City Information

San Jose

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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.

Anaheim

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Known and beloved for the famous Disneyland Resort, Anaheim is one of California's top destinations, offering magical resorts, theme parks, and stellar shopping districts. The crown of Anaheim is Disneyland Resort, one of the most famous theme parks in the world. Featuring numerous themed areas such as Tomorrowland, Frontierland, and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the park will enchant you all day! If you are not into the fanfares of Disneyland, the more affordable Adventure City is a good alternative. Yorba Regional Park, located just 10 miles east of downtown Anaheim, is a pleasant spot for picnicking and strolling along the Santa Ana River.

Disneyland is a popular destination for foodies, offering a wide variety of cuisine, ranging from Creole dishes to Mediterranean ones; some restaurants even feature meet & greets with your favorite Disney characters. However, if you wish to dine like a true local outside of Micky Mouse's reach, don't hesitate to check out the Anaheim Packing District, which features as many as 20 artisan eateries.

Anaheim's principal bus station is the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, located at 2626 E Katella Ave near Angel Stadium downtown. Bus travelers can take Greyhound or FlixBus US intercity buses heading inbound and outbound from the city or hop on an Amtrak train at the adjacent train station.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in San Jose?

Main departure station: Downtown San Jose - 129 W San Carlos St

San Jose has two bus stations with service to Anaheim.

All bus stations in San Jose:

  • Downtown San Jose - 129 W San Carlos St

  • Diridon Station

Where does the bus arrive in Anaheim?

Main arrival station: Anaheim (ARTIC - Bay 11)

All buses from San Jose arrive at one main station in Anaheim.

All bus stations in Anaheim:

  • Anaheim (ARTIC - Bay 11)

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