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traveling from Los Angeles to San Jose by train

Cheapest price$49.00
Shortest Duration8h 0m
Trips per day36
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from Los Angeles to San Jose?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from Los Angeles to San Jose is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Los Angeles to San Jose were $66.38. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $6.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from Los Angeles to San Jose?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Los Angeles to San Jose by train is at 9:00 AM on Friday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 10:00 PM on Wednesday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily train trips are there from Los Angeles to San Jose?

On average there are 36 train trips per day. Amtrak has the most options for departures from Los Angeles to San Jose, with an average of 34 trips per day and 659 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from Los Angeles to San Jose. Of the 36 trips there is 1 trip that is a direct route with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from Los Angeles start at $4.99.

train lines that run from Los Angeles to San Jose

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Los Angeles to San Jose. The average Amtrak Coast Starlight ticket to San Jose costs $68.50. Cheap Amtrak Coast Starlight tickets to San Jose are available on Wanderu starting from $49.00. In Los Angeles, Amtrak Coast Starlight departs from Union Station and 1 other station. In San Jose, Amtrak Coast Starlight arrives at Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Coast Starlight from Los Angeles to San Jose takes 9 hours and 48 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Coast Starlight trip will get you to San Jose in 8 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $71.48 for a weekend getaway trip to San Jose.

Amtrak Coast Starlight
Amtrak Coast Starlight
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
Avg. Time
9h 48m
Avg. Price
$68.50

Amtrak

Amtrak operates, on average, 34 train schedule(s) from Los Angeles to San Jose. The average Amtrak ticket to San Jose costs $66.89. Cheap Amtrak tickets to San Jose are available on Wanderu starting from $52.50. In Los Angeles, Amtrak departs from Union Station and 3 other stations. In San Jose, Amtrak arrives at Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from Los Angeles to San Jose takes 10 hours and 52 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to San Jose in 8 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 29 trips per day and you could expect to pay $60.83 for a weekend getaway trip to San Jose.

Amtrak
Amtrak
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
10h 52m
Avg. Price
$66.89

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 4 stations that have train departures from Los Angeles. Most train trips to San Jose will depart from Union Station, Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd, Catalina Express Terminal, 592 Gayley Ave.
  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 592 Gayley Ave
Train trips arrive in San Jose at 1 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St are the main train stations in San Jose for trips arriving from Los Angeles.
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St