The distance between San Francisco to San Jose is 42.01 miles or 67.60 km. A train trip from San Francisco to San Jose typically takes 2 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Jose faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 2 hours and 10 minutes to get from San Francisco to San Jose.
Getting to San Jose from San Francisco by train typically takes under three hours. A day trip to San Jose from San Francisco is fairly easy to do with plenty of time to see the sights in San Jose and still get back at a reasonable time in the evening.
On Tuesday trains from San Francisco 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 Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.
Typically there are 8 schedules to compare for your trip to San Jose. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Francisco to San Jose route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Francisco to San Jose, usually offering 8 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Francisco to San Jose, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.
Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from San Francisco to San Jose, which start at $8.00.
Amtrak train tickets from San Francisco to San Jose start from $20.00, and on average cost $23.60. Daily there are 8 Amtrak schedules to San Jose. Amtrak in San Francisco leaves from Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and 2 other stations. And in San Jose trains arrive at Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St,
From San Francisco to San Jose train travel on Amtrak takes 2 hours and 51 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 10 minutes.
If you are looking to travel to San Jose on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $24.50 for a one-way weekend reservation from San Francisco.