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Reno-San Jose Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Reno to San Jose?

Lowest Price$60.00
Fastest Train7h 15m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Reno to San Jose 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 Reno to San Jose?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Reno to San Jose. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

What is the price of a train ticket from Reno to San Jose?

In the last month, $68.64 was the average price of a train ticket from Reno, NV to San Jose, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $7.97 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Reno to San Jose?

The distance between Reno and San Jose is approximately 188 miles, or 303 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 36 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Reno to San Jose are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Sunday 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 Reno at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. 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 Reno to San Jose?

Trains leave the station in Reno 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 Jose to Reno. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Reno to San Jose for $12.00.

Which train should you take from Reno to San Jose?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak29h 36m$70.66

Where is the train station in Reno?

There is one train station in Reno:

  • 280 N Center St

Where is the train station in San Jose?

San Jose has one train station:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

Price trends for trains from Reno to San Jose

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30NovDec

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Reno, NV to San Jose, CA
4.5
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Irwin
4.0
August 21, 2019Vacation
Pros
Combined bus and train to my destination,enjoyed the stop in Colfax where I took some photos,had a coffee and chatted to some localsCombined bus and train to my destination,enjoyed the stop in Colfax where I took some photos,had a coffee and chatted to some locals

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