Cheap train tickets from Modesto to San Jose


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Lowest Price$15.00
Fastest2h 29m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Modesto to San Jose?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Modesto to San Jose is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Modesto to San Jose was $17.40. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 8 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $2.80 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

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

The distance between Modesto and San Jose is approximately 53.04 miles, or 85.34 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 3 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 29 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Modesto to San Jose?

On Monday trains from Modesto to San Jose are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Friday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Which train should you take from Modesto to San Jose?

Typically there are 5 scheduled trains per day. One train company currently travels from Modesto to San Jose.

The best option will depend on the time of your trip, available prices and other factors, but Amtrak has the most regularly scheduled departures from Modesto to San Jose, with an average of 5 trips per day and 104 monthly trips.

Of the 5 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the train and boarding another train to complete your trip.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Modesto to San Jose, which start at $25.00.

One train company connects Modesto to San Jose


Amtrak train tickets from Modesto to San Jose start from $15.00, and on average cost $18.61. Daily there are 5 Amtrak schedules to San Jose. Amtrak in Modesto leaves from 1700 Held Dr, And in San Jose trains arrive at Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St,

From Modesto to San Jose train travel on Amtrak takes 3 hours and 3 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Jose faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 29 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $20.58 for a one-way train ticket to San Jose.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Modesto on their way to San Jose. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Modesto are:
  • 1700 Held Dr
There is one train station where trains arrive in San Jose from Modesto. These are the busiest arriving stations in San Jose:
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St