Cheap San Francisco to San Jose train tickets

switcheroo

Key Stats

How much are San Francisco to San Jose train tickets?

Lowest Price$20.00
Fastest2h 10m
Daily Schedules8
train carriers1
Lowest prices
We partner with 100s of bus, train & ferry operators to find you the best fares.
No wanderu fees
We simply offer you the lowest prices directly from the carrier.
Best travel options
We offer the safest & most reliable options on millions of routes.

How to find cheap train tickets from San Francisco to San Jose ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to San Jose was $22.70. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 22 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $1.80 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 journey from San Francisco to San Jose ? How far is San Francisco to San Jose ?

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.

Amtrak has the most connections between San Francisco to San Jose

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.

One train carrier connects San Francisco to San Jose

Amtrak

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.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 51m
Avg. Price
$23.60

Plan your next adventure:

There are 3 different stations that serve train trips to San Jose that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in San Francisco serving this route is Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St, 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St, Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf.
  • Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St
  • 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St
  • Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf
There is one train station where trains arrive in San Jose from San Francisco., The busiest departure station in San Francisco serving this route is Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St.
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St