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San Jose - San Bernardino Train Schedule

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Other ways to get from San Jose to San Bernardino

There are usually 5 daily bus trips available from San Jose to San Bernardino.

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Avg. Price
$56.72
Avg. Price
$78.30
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11h 19m
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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from San Jose to San Bernardino. Traveling by train from San Jose to San Bernardino usually takes 13 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 12 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance341 mi (549 km)
Fastest train12h 55m
Lowest price$74.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from San Jose to San Bernardino?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from San Jose to San Bernardino was $74.00. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 14 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $16.00 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for May if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from San Jose to San Bernardino. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $67. If you're planning a trip from San Jose to San Bernardino during June, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $101 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

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By booking your train trip from San Jose to San Bernardino on Wanderu at least 14 days ahead of time, you can save about $16.00 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from San Jose to San Bernardino?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak213h 2m$82.38
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from San Jose to San Bernardino every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $74.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from San Jose to San Bernardino, 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.

The distance between San Jose and San Bernardino is approximately 341 miles, or 549 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 55 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.

Trains departing from San Jose to San Bernardino tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs San Jose at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in San Jose 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 Bernardino to San Jose.

City Information

San Jose

San Jose, CA - SJC-0

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San Jose, CA - SJC-1

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San Jose is located in the heart of the world-famous Silicon Valley in California’s Bay Area. It is the largest city in Northern California and, as such, it is the area’s cultural, political and financial center.

While you’re in San Jose, make sure to check out the city’s various museums. Since you’re in the world’s foremost technology hub, the Tech Museum of Innovation is a must-visit. And since you’re on the West Coast, you should stop by the San Jose Museum of Art that features the largest permanent collection of works from West Coast artists.

Thanks to its mild California climate, San Jose is one of the best cities in the U.S. for outdoor activities, and due to its largely younger-leaning population, it offers quite the vibrant nightlife. In fact, San Jose is among the biggest party hubs in America.

San Jose is served by various bus carriers and has several Amtrak stops within its vicinity. In addition, the city’s airport is located right near the downtown area, which makes travel to and from San Jose a breeze.

Station Information

Where is the train station in San Jose?

Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St - SJCDCS-0

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Main departure station: Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

Diridon Station opened in 1935 with architecture inspired by the Italian Renaissance, and today is a vital part of Silicon Valley’s transportation system. Diridon Station connects Amtrak train service to local commuter service like the Caltrain and VTA Light Rail. The station is also a major hub for bus transit on Amtrak Thruway and Greyhound buses. With paid parking onsite, bicycle racks, and accessible entrances, travelers can easily reach the station from nearby downtown San Jose. As a bonus, food trucks frequently set up outside the station to provide delicious cheap eats for passengers.

All train stations in San Jose:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

Where is the train station in San Bernardino?

Main arrival station: 1170 W Third St

San Bernardino has one train station.

All train stations in San Bernardino:

  • 1170 W Third St

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