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How much are train tickets from Seattle to San Jose?

Lowest Price$91.00
Fastest Train24h 10m
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Train Lines1
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Seattle, WA to San Jose, CA
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
December 30, 2019Visiting family
The train was comfortable, the route was beautiful, the staff was helpful, the food was better than we expected, and the entire experience was pretty relaxing. We got to talk to other people in the observation car and the dining car and met really fascinating folks as ...More
I wish that the staff had been more communicative about the length of our delay and our updated station arrival times. WiFi would be great on the Coastal Starlight-- we already paid to sleep and eat, we definitely would have paid another $10-20 to be able to google the...More
Don't make plans for immediately after you arrive at your destination under the assumption you'll be on time. Enjoy the ride; you're going to get there safely and comfortably.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Seattle 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.

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

In the last month, $91.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Seattle, WA to San Jose, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $43.41 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Seattle, WA and San Jose, CA is approximately 710 miles, or 1142 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 24 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 24 hours and 10 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 Seattle to San Jose are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Seattle at 9:00am and arrives in San Jose around 24 hours later.

How many trains per day run from Seattle to San Jose?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to San Jose with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Jose to Seattle. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Seattle to San Jose for $94.00.

What train services are there from Seattle to San Jose?

Amtrak Coast Starlight is the one and only train line which connects Seattle, Washington to San Jose, California. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Coast Starlight11d 0h 10m$94.63

Where is the train station in Seattle?

There is one train station in Seattle:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

Where is the train station in San Jose?

San Jose has one train station:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

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