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Journey details

Best price $ 177
Journey duration 81 h 38 min
Connections per day 2
First departure 11:00
Last departure 16:05
Distance 2,415.9 mi

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How much does it cost to get from Washington, DC to San Jose, CA by train?

When you're traveling from Washington, DC to San Jose, CA, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $ 190.62. You might be able to find prices as low as $ 177, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

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Trains from Washington, DC to San Jose, CA

How long is the journey from Washington, DC to San Jose, CA by train?

The distance between Washington, DC and San Jose, CA is around 2,416.5 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 81 h 38 min. However, the fastest routes between Washington, DC and San Jose, CA take 79 h 6 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

When do departures from Washington, DC to San Jose, CA leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Washington, DC to San Jose, CA leaving at 11:00. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 16:05.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

Which stations can I use on the Washington, DC to San Jose, CA route?

You will be able to leave Washington, DC by using stations such as Washington, DC. These connect you to stations including San Jose, CA in San Jose, CA. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Washington, DC or in San Jose, CA, for your convenience while traveling.

How many journeys from Washington, DC to San Jose, CA are there every day?

On average, there are 2 daily departures from Washington, DC 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 2 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Amtrak, 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 departures from Washington, DC which travel directly to San Jose, CA. There are 2 journeys with one change or more.