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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Berkeley to San Jose?

Lowest Price$19.00
Fastest Train1h 29m
Trains Per Day5
Train Lines2
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Price trends for trains from Berkeley to San Jose

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10AugAug

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Berkeley to San Jose right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Berkeley to San Jose?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Berkeley to San Jose. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

What is the price of a train ticket from Berkeley to San Jose?

In the last month, $19.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Berkeley, CA to San Jose, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Berkeley to San Jose?

The distance between Berkeley and San Jose is approximately 42 miles, or 68 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 29 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Berkeley to San Jose are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Berkeley at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Berkeley to San Jose?

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Berkeley to San Jose.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Jose to Berkeley.

Which train should you take from Berkeley to San Jose?

2 train services operate from Berkeley, California to San Jose, California. Amtrak Capitol Corridor usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak14h 27m$19.00
Amtrak Capitol Corridor51h 32m$19.00

Where is the train station in Berkeley?

There is one train station in Berkeley:

  • 700 University Ave under University Ave overpass W of 4th St

Where is the train station in San Jose?

San Jose has one train station:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

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