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How much are train tickets from San Jose to Yosemite Valley?

Lowest Price$30.25
Fastest Train7h 21m
Trains Per Day7
Train Lines1
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San Jose-Yosemite Valley Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Jose to Yosemite Valley 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 Yosemite Valley?

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

In the last month, $30.25 was the average price of a train ticket from San Jose, CA to Yosemite Valley, CA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from San Jose to Yosemite Valley?

The distance between San Jose and Yosemite Valley is approximately 129 miles, or 207 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 21 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from San Jose to Yosemite Valley are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Tuesday 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 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00pm. 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 Yosemite Valley?

There are 7 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 Yosemite Valley to San Jose. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Jose to Yosemite Valley for $18.00.

Which train should you take from San Jose to Yosemite Valley?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Jose, California to Yosemite Valley, California. However, there are 7 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak78h 7m$34.78

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 Yosemite Valley?

There are more train stations and stops in Yosemite Valley than most cities. Most trains from San Jose will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Yosemite Valley:

  • 9010 Curry Village Drive
  • Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
  • Camp 4

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