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San Jose to El Monte bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$19.00
Shortest Duration8h 0m
Trips per day2
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How to book cheap bus tickets from San Jose to El Monte

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from San Jose to El Monte 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 Jose to El Monte were $21.00. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $7.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from San Jose to El Monte?

The distance between San Jose and El Monte is approximately 313.02 miles, or 503.63 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 8 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses 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 bus 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.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from San Jose to El Monte 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. Saturday 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 Jose to El Monte has the most daily schedules

On average there are 2 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from San Jose to El Monte, with an average of 2 trips per day and 42 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from San Jose to El Monte. Of the 2 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

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Book Greyhound from San Jose to El Monte from $19.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Greyhound from San Jose to El Monte and you can expect on average to pay $28.81 for a Greyhound ticket to El Monte. In San Jose, Greyhound departs to El Monte from Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St, In El Monte, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station,

An average trip on Greyhound from San Jose to El Monte takes 8 hours and 43 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to El Monte in 8 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $32.32 for a weekend trip to El Monte.

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Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from San Jose. Most bus trips to El Monte will depart from:
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St
Bus trips arrive in El Monte at 1 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in El Monte for trips arriving from San Jose:
  • Bus Station