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San Jose to Livermore bus

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San Jose - Livermore Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from San Jose to Livermore. Traveling by bus from San Jose to Livermore usually takes around 11 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Thruway bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 12 minutes.

Distance25 mi (40 km)
Shortest duration6h 12m
Cheapest price$66.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
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How much is a bus ticket from San Jose to Livermore?

Bus tickets for a trip from San Jose to Livermore cost $74.00 on average. Consider it a bargain when you can snag tickets for less than $74.00. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from San Jose to Livermore is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $66. If you're planning to take the bus from San Jose to Livermore during August, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $72. 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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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 5 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $10.67 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from San Jose to Livermore?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from San Jose to Livermore. Amtrak Thruway is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway111h 20m$90.39
  • Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from San Jose to Livermore start at $66. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately there are currently no buses that go the entire distance from San Jose to Livermore. At some point, you will need to switch onto another vehicle to complete the journey, such as a local shuttle or even a train. More details are available as you peruse individual tickets.

The bus takes an average of 11 hours and 19 minutes to cover the 25 miles from San Jose to Livermore. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 12 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.

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

There is usually only one bus per day from San Jose to Livermore. It leaves the station in San Jose at 5:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from San Jose to Livermore. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Jose to Livermore; ticket prices start at $45.25.

City Information

San Jose

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San Jose, CA - SJC-1

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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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in San Jose?

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Main departure station: Union Station

Union Station is the main train station in Los Angeles and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. The station was opened in 1939 and has become one of California’s busiest transportation hubs, serving more than 100 thousand passengers per day. Every Amtrak route that goes through Los Angeles stops at Union Station. In addition, the area around the station serves as the main bus stop for several bus carriers that conduct trips in and out of the city. Located in Downtown LA, Union Station offers easy transit connections to other parts of the city via three Metro Rail lines and one Metro Busway line, as well as a shuttle service to LAX airport. Union Station also serves as the main LA hub for six lines of Metrolink, Southern California’s primary commuter rail service.

All bus stations in San Jose:

  • Union Station

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • 209 State Street

  • 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113

  • 1011 Railroad Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Livermore?

Main arrival station: 2500 Railroad Ave

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

All bus stations in Livermore:

  • 2500 Railroad Ave

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