Bus Los Angeles, CA - San Jose, CA prices from $45.14

07/19/2024
+ Add return
Stay with Booking.com

Find the cheapest ticket for your trip

Secure your ticket today and get the best deals!

Today More
Tomorrow $61.45
2 days More
3 days More

Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA by bus

The journey from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA by bus is 306.16 mi and takes 7 hr 17 min. There are 35 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:00 AM and the last at 11:55 PM. It is possible to travel from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA by bus for as little as $45.14 or as much as $100.36. The best price for this journey is $45.14.

Lowest Price$45.14
Journey Duration7 hr 17 min
Connection per Day35
Lowest Price$45.14
Highest Price$100.36
First Departure5:00 AM
Last Departure11:55 PM
Distance306.16 mi
DepartureLos Angeles, CA
ArrivalSan Jose, CA
CarriersTufesa, AmtrakMore

Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA Bus Times

Departure date
Friday, Jul 19, 2024

Use Virail to find the best way to travel from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA

What's the best way to get from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How can I find the cheapest bus tickets to get from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA?

On average, a bus ticket from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA will cost you $67.90. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $45.14. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
Unfortunately, no price was found for your trip from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find price results.
On average, a bus ticket from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA will cost you $67.90. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How much time will it take to go from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA by bus?

The average journey time is 7 hr 17 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 306.16 mi from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA to take longer than 7 hr 17 min. In order to get from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Los Angeles, CA and San Jose, CA will complete the journey in 6 hr 0 min.On average, it will take you about 7 hr 17 min to travel the 306.16 mi between Los Angeles, CA and San Jose, CA.

How many times a day do journeys run from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA?

On average, there are 35 daily departures from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 28 departures from Los Angeles, CA which travel directly to San Jose, CA. There are 7 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

Show full descriptionHide full description

Compare prices and tickets from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA

Cheap bus tickets from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

Show tickets by
Best time to book Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA travel

Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $31.65 to $70.13 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 55% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA

The cheapest Los Angeles, CA - San Jose, CA bus tickets can be found for as low as $44.46 if you’re lucky, or $51.59 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $67.28.

Find the best day to travel to San Jose, CA by bus

When travelling to San Jose, CA by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Amtrak, formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, is a U.S. government-owned entity that delivers intercity passenger train services across the country. Operating over 300 trains daily, Amtrak connects more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and three Canadian provinces. Its services include a variety of routes, from short-distance commuter lines to extended journeys featuring sleeper car accommodations.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Greyhound is a bus company that provides intercity transportation services across North America. Founded in 1914, it is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in the United States and Canada, serving over 3,800 destinations. Greyhound operates on popular routes such as New York to Boston, Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and Boston to New York.

Ticket types and facilities from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Amtrak when traveling from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA.

Coach

Coach Class passengers enjoy reclining seats with plenty of legroom and fold-down tray tables, along with outlets for electronic devices. They also have access to the Cafe car for food and beverages, along with carry-on baggage service and, on some routes, checked baggage service.
wifi WiFi
power_sockets Power sockets
luggage Luggage
accessibility Accessibility
food_and_drink Food and drink
air_con Air conditioning
bicycle Bicycle

First Class

On Acela trains, First Class passengers enjoy all the benefits of Business Class with further enhancements. The seats are adjustable leather with extra space for comfort. There is also a complimentary meal service delivered directly to the passengers' seats. First Class travelers have access to ClubAcela lounges at select stations.
wifi WiFi
quiet_zone Quiet zone
power_sockets Power sockets
luggage Luggage
accessibility Accessibility
food_and_drink Food and drink
air_con Air conditioning
bicycle Bicycle

Business

Stepping up to Business Class, passengers receive all the amenities of Coach Class plus additional legroom and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks. They also gain access to lounges at select stations for a more relaxed wait before boarding.
wifi WiFi
quiet_zone Quiet zone
power_sockets Power sockets
luggage Luggage
accessibility Accessibility
food_and_drink Food and drink
air_con Air conditioning
bicycle Bicycle

Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

wifi WiFi open icon close icon
Free basic WiFi available in select trains and stations. Some include Acela, Adirondack (not available in Canada), Amtrak Cascades (not available in Canada), Amtrak Hartford Line, Auto Train, Blue Water, Capitol Corridor, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Downeaster, Empire Service, Ethan, Allen Express, Hiawatha Service, Illini/Saluki, and Illinois Zephyr/Carl Sandburg
quiet_zone Quiet zone open icon close icon
Quiet Cars, designed for limited conversation and subdued tones, are available on various trains like Acela, Northeast Regional, and more. The atmosphere is calm with low lighting. Seating follows first-come, first-served and one seat per person policies. First Class Rooms: For those seeking privacy and space, First Class private rooms are an available option.
power_sockets Power sockets open icon close icon
Electric outlets are distributed on trains. For example, Superliner and Viewliner sleepers provide outlets in Roomettes and Bedrooms.
air_con Air conditioning open icon close icon
All trains are air-conditioned. In coaches, temperature is staff-controlled. Sleeper cars offer air temperature adjustments, with vent positioning recommended for comfort.
luggage Luggage open icon close icon
On Amtrak, regardless of your ticket type, you can typically bring two carry-on bags and two personal items. Just make sure your carry-ons are within 28 x 22 x 14 inches and under 50 lbs. Some locations even allow up to four checked bags: two come free, and two for $20 each, but they should stay under 75 linear inches and 50 lbs. You can also check in overweight luggage, up to 70 lbs and 100 linear inches, for an additional $20 fee.
accessibility Accessibility open icon close icon
All trains accommodate passengers with disabilities. Features include accessible seats with extra room and areas where passengers can remain in their wheelchairs.
food_and_drink Food and drink open icon close icon
Trains offer various dining options, from meals to café services. Meal service is available for passengers with disabilities. Guidelines are present for personal food, beverages, and medication. Nutritional and allergen information provided for menu items.
bicycle Bicycle open icon close icon
Amtrak accommodates various types of special equipment with certain conditions. Bicycles are allowed on many routes, often requiring a reservation and small fee. Wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility devices are accepted on all trains, with specific accessible seating and bedrooms available. Small musical instruments can be carried on if they fit under the seat or overhead rack, while larger ones must meet carry-on restrictions or be checked. Some sports equipment, like skis or golf clubs, can be carried on or checked depending on size.
Services on board Tufesa, Amtrak and FlixBus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA
Compare services on board when travelling from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA by bus.
Facilities Tufesa Amtrak FlixBus Greyhound
air_con Air conditioning check check check check
quiet_zone Quiet zone cross check cross cross
wifi WiFi cross check check check
power_sockets Power sockets cross check check check
luggage Luggage cross check check check
accessibility Accessibility cross check cross cross
food_and_drink Food and drink cross check check cross
bicycle Bicycle cross check cross cross
sleeper_couchette Sleeper cross check cross cross

Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
34.49kg
Bus
36.95kg
Flight
98.54kg
Car
78.84kg

Anything we can improve?

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA?
A bus ticket from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA is $67.90. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $45.14.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA is $45.14. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Los Angeles, CA and San Jose, CA by bus?
Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA is 306.16 mi.
How long does the bus between Los Angeles, CA and San Jose, CA take?
Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA is on average 7 hr 17 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 hr 0 min.
Which companies operate from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA?
The bus journey from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Tufesa, Amtrak, FlixBus, Greyhound and Greyhound Lines, Inc..
How many bus connections per day go from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA?
Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA has 35 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA leave?
The earliest bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA departs at 5:00 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA depart?
The latest bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA departs at 11:55 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $45.14 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA?
There are on average 28 direct connection(s) from Los Angeles, CA to go to San Jose, CA.
What's the fastest journey time between Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Los Angeles, CA and San Jose, CA is 6 hr 0 min.
Is there a direct bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Los Angeles, CA and San Jose, CA.
What are the CO2 emissions for Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA by bus?
The bus journey from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA creates 36.95kg of CO2 emissions.

Go local from Los Angeles, CA

Trending routes

Weekend getaways from Los Angeles, CA

International routes from Los Angeles, CA and nearby areas

Other destinations from Los Angeles, CA

Main routes to San Jose, CA

Related routes

Other popular routes