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San Jose - Santa Rosa Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 5 daily train trips available from San Jose to Santa Rosa. Traveling by train from San Jose to Santa Rosa usually takes 5 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 4 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance89 mi (142 km)
Fastest train4h 5m
Lowest price$31.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from San Jose to Santa Rosa?

The average price for a train ticket from San Jose to Santa Rosa is $35.17, Compared to most train fares, this is an excellent price. By booking your trip at least 16 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $0.12 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the train from San Jose to Santa Rosa usually costs about the same throughout the year. In general, train ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $35 whenever you decide to travel.

Which train should you take from San Jose to Santa Rosa?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Jose to Santa Rosa. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak55h 25m$35.55
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from San Jose to Santa Rosa every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $31.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from San Jose to Santa Rosa, 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 Santa Rosa is approximately 89 miles, or 142 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 5 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 Santa Rosa tend to have the most passengers on Tuesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Tuesday. 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 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Santa Rosa 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, CA - SJC-2

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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 Santa Rosa?

Main arrival station: JC Penney Bus Stop

Santa Rosa has one train station.

All train stations in Santa Rosa:

  • JC Penney Bus Stop

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