Cheap train tickets from Reno to San Jose


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Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
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August 21, 2019Vacation
Combined bus and train to my destination,enjoyed the stop in Colfax where I took some photos,had a coffee and chatted to some locals

How do you find cheap train tickets from Reno to San Jose?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Reno to San Jose 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 Reno to San Jose was $73.31. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 23 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $10.09 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 ride from Reno to San Jose?

The distance between Reno and San Jose is approximately 188.53 miles, or 303.33 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 9 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 15 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Reno to San Jose?

On Friday trains from Reno to San Jose 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Reno to San Jose?

Typically there are 4 schedules to compare for your trip to San Jose. One train carrier operates regular service on the Reno to San Jose route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Reno to San Jose, usually offering 4 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Reno to San Jose, 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 Reno to San Jose, which start at $12.00.

One train company connects Reno to San Jose


Amtrak train tickets from Reno to San Jose start from $62.00, and on average cost $76.43. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to San Jose. Amtrak in Reno leaves from 280 N Center St, And in San Jose trains arrive at Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St,

From Reno to San Jose train travel on Amtrak takes 9 hours and 56 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Jose faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 15 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $84.56 for a one-way train ticket to San Jose.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Reno on their way to San Jose:
  • 280 N Center St
There is one train station where trains from Reno arrive in San Jose:
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St