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Modesto-San Jose Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Modesto to San Jose?

Lowest Price$14.25
Fastest Train2h 32m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Modesto 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 Modesto to San Jose?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Modesto to San Jose, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

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

In the last month, $19.82 was the average price of a train ticket from Modesto, CA to San Jose, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $4.11 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Modesto and San Jose is approximately 53 miles, or 85 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 32 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Modesto 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 Friday 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 Modesto at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. 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 Modesto to San Jose?

Trains leave the station in Modesto twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Jose to Modesto. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Modesto to San Jose for $28.00.

Which train should you take from Modesto to San Jose?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Modesto, California to San Jose, California. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak23h 11m$21.57

Where is the train station in Modesto?

There is one train station in Modesto:

  • 1700 Held Dr

Where is the train station in San Jose?

San Jose has one train station:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

Price trends for trains from Modesto to San Jose

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15NovDec

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10DJFMAMJJASON

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Modesto, CA to San Jose, CA
5.0
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
4.5
Condition
4.5
Carl
5.0
April 9, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Cheap and fast
Cons
Bigger buses
Tips
Use this site!
Adrian
5.0
October 7, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Comfortable.
Cons
Better outlets if possible?
Tips
Get ready to sleep.

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