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San Jose to Santa Maria bus

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San Jose - Santa Maria Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from San Jose to Santa Maria. Traveling by bus from San Jose to Santa Maria usually takes around 3 hours and 55 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance184 mi (295 km)
Shortest duration3h 55m
Cheapest price$33.99
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from San Jose to Santa Maria

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Linda

July 11, 2019- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: It was pleasant and we left on time. The only reason we were a little late was the heavy backup in Pismo Beach. Cons: Windows could be a little cleaner as well as the sills. Not a priory, though. Tips: No.

How much is a bus ticket from San Jose to Santa Maria?

Bus tickets for a trip from San Jose to Santa Maria cost $33.99 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from San Jose to Santa Maria are at their cheapest average price in December. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $35. On the other hand, traveling on this route during April might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for April trips cost $70, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

What bus companies travel from San Jose to Santa Maria?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from San Jose to Santa Maria. FlixBus US 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
FlixBus US13h 55m$45.27
  • 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 Santa Maria, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 184 miles from San Jose to Santa Maria. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Santa Maria. 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.

There is usually only one bus per day from San Jose to Santa Maria. It leaves the station in San Jose at 12:00pm 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 Santa Maria. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Jose to Santa Maria; ticket prices start at $69.00.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in San Jose?

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

Most buses depart from the main station in San Jose.

All bus stations in San Jose:

  • Downtown San Jose - 129 W San Carlos St

Where does the bus arrive in Santa Maria?

Main arrival station: Santa Maria Bus Stop

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

All bus stations in Santa Maria:

  • Santa Maria Bus Stop

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