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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from San Jose, CA to Richmond, CA?

Lowest Price$19.75
Fastest Train1h 21m
Trains Per Day10
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

While the train is the main method of transportation from San Jose to Richmond, 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 San Jose to Richmond?

In the last month, $21.04 was the average price of a train ticket from San Jose, CA to Richmond, 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 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $1.08 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between San Jose and Richmond is approximately 48 miles, or 78 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 21 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from San Jose to Richmond are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Monday 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 San Jose at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 San Jose to Richmond?

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Richmond. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Richmond to San Jose.

Which train should you take from San Jose to Richmond?

2 train services operate from San Jose, California to Richmond, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak53h 35m$22.45
Amtrak Capitol Corridor51h 22m$20.00

Where is the train station in San Jose?

There is one train station in San Jose:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

Where is the train station in Richmond?

Richmond has one train station:

  • BART Station - 1700 Nevin Ave

Price trends for trains from San Jose to Richmond

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10SepSep

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

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