Cheap San Jose to San Francisco train tickets

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Fastest1h 42m
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How to find cheap train tickets from San Jose to San Francisco ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Jose to San Francisco 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 Jose to San Francisco was $23.61. 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 $0.95 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 Jose to San Francisco ? How far is San Jose to San Francisco ?

The distance between San Jose to San Francisco is 42.01 miles or 67.60 km. A train trip from San Jose to San Francisco typically takes 4 hours and 58 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Francisco faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 1 hour and 42 minutes to get from San Jose to San Francisco.

Going from San Jose to San Francisco by train takes over 4 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Monday trains from San Jose to San Francisco 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.

Amtrak has the most connections between San Jose to San Francisco

Typically there are 5 schedules to compare for your trip to San Francisco. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Jose to San Francisco route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Jose to San Francisco, usually offering 5 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Jose to San Francisco, 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 Jose to San Francisco, which start at $8.00.

One train carrier connects San Jose to San Francisco

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Jose to San Francisco start from $16.00, and on average cost $23.72. Daily there are 5 Amtrak schedules to San Francisco. Amtrak in San Jose leaves from Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St, And in San Francisco trains arrive at Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and 2 other train stations.

From San Jose to San Francisco train travel on Amtrak takes 4 hours and 58 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Francisco faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 42 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $23.83 for a one-way train ticket to San Francisco.

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Avg. Time
4h 58m
Avg. Price
$23.72

Plan your next adventure:

There is one train station from which trains depart San Jose on their way to San Francisco. The busiest departure station in San Jose serving this route is Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St.
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St
There are 3 different stations where trains arrive to in San Francisco. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in San Jose 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