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There are 5 intercity buses per day from San Jose to Gilroy. Traveling by bus from San Jose to Gilroy usually takes around 40 minutes, but the fastest Tufesa Internacional bus can make the trip in 30 minutes.
|Distance||29 mi (46 km)|
|Shortest duration||0h 30m|
|Trips per day||5|
|Most frequent service||Tufesa Plus|
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What bus companies travel from San Jose to Gilroy?
There are 4 bus lines from San Jose to Gilroy available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Tufesa Plus offers the most choice in regards to departure times, with a couple of different times on its daily bus schedule.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|FlixBus US||1||0h 35m||$13.70|
|Tufesa Internacional||3||0h 41m||$32.00|
|Tufesa Plus||2||0h 38m||$32.00|
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 1 trips per day from San Jose to Gilroy, 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 1 bus trips from San Jose to Gilroy every day, with the average journey taking around 0 hours and 45 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Gilroy usually start from $11.
Tufesa Internacional is the international brand of one of the largest ground transportation providers in Mexico, Tufesa. The carrier offers daily bus trips to and from several cities in the Southwestern United States, including cross-border trips between the U.S. and Mexico. On average, Tufesa Internacional runs 3 from San Jose to Gilroy, with prices starting from $32. The carrier’s fleet features modern coaches equipped with state-of-the-art technology and amenities, such as onboard restrooms, reclining seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and a digital entertainment system.
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The bus takes an average of 40 minutes to cover the 29 miles from San Jose to Gilroy. However, the fastest bus only takes 30 minutes. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly. 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 Gilroy. 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.
The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Jose to Gilroy, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from San Jose to Gilroy every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from San Jose to Gilroy without transferring.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Jose to Gilroy; ticket prices start at $43.59.
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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.
Where does the bus leave from in San Jose?
Main departure station: 1118 E William St
Buses to Gilroy leave from 4 stations in San Jose.
All bus stations in San Jose:
1118 E William St
440 S King Rd
Downtown San Jose - 129 W San Carlos St
Where does the bus arrive in Gilroy?
Main arrival station: La Placita - 7822 Monterey St
Buses arrive in Gilroy at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.
All bus stations in Gilroy:
La Placita - 7822 Monterey St
Caltrain Station - 7250 Monterey St
8300 Arroyo Cir #320 - Bus Stop
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