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Lowest Price$28.00
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Chico-San Jose Train Schedule

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Price trends for trains from Chico to San Jose

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$45$30$15JunJul

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chico 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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 Chico to San Jose?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Chico 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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Chico to San Jose?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $40.15 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Chico to San Jose. By booking your trip 16 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $7.38 compared to a same-day fare.

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

The distance between Chico and San Jose is approximately 165 miles, or 266 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 5 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains 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 train 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Chico to San Jose are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Monday 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 Chico at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Chico to San Jose?

Trains leave the station in Chico twice a day, so thre are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to San Jose faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Jose to Chico. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chico to San Jose for $20.00.

What train services are there from Chico to San Jose?

2 train services operate from Chico to San Jose. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak17h 42m$51.81
Amtrak Coast Starlight16h 5m$30.47

Where is the train station in Chico?

There is one train station in Chico:

  • 450 Orange 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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