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Los Angeles - Los Angeles Union Station
San Jose - Diridon Station
Los Angeles - Union Station
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San Jose - Downtown San Jose, W San Carlos Street
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Los Angeles - UCLA
San Jose - Downtown San Jose, W San Carlos Street
Los Angeles - N. Hollywood (Lankershim)
San Jose - Downtown San Jose, W San Carlos Street
Los Angeles - Suc. Pacoima
San Jose - Santiago Express San Jose
Bus Los Angeles to San Jose: Trip Overview

Bus Los Angeles to San Jose: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$62
Average bus trip duration7h 25m
Number of daily buses30
Earliest bus departure12:00 AM
Distance287 miles (462 km)
Latest bus departure11:55 PM

See what travelers are saying about the trip from Los Angeles to San Jose

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User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Los Angeles to San Jose

Ratings and Reviews (58)

Horrible Customer Service, Bus was late by 5 hours and no notice was given

Brandon W.

November 27, 2023
Bus didn’t come at all

Ronitt K.

November 27, 2023
Super practical. Surprised at how efficient the trip was. Would ride again easily.

Aaron A.

April 2, 2023
Inappropriate for buses to leave late without notifying customers

Helen H.

December 28, 2022
The bus was 4 hours late. Dogwater

Elias V.

November 29, 2022

Los Angeles to San Jose Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses30
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures12:00AM - 11:55PM
Minimum Price$48
Average Ticket Price$62
Minimum Trip Duration6h
Average Bus Trip Duration7h25m
Distance287 miles (462 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteFlixBus, Amtrak, Greyhound, Tufesa
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Los Angeles - San Jose

You can travel between these two cities by bus or train. Either way you choose, you'll be sure to reach your destination in the most easy and eco-friendly way. Another option you should consider is using carpooling services, which allow you to share a car ride with other travelers.

The average travel time from Los Angeles to San Jose is about 7h 25m, but you can get there in as little as 6h with the fastest bus. This is the time it takes to travel the 306 miles (493 km) that separate the two cities.

The distance between the two cities is 306 miles (493 km).

On average, there are 30 daily departures on this route, offered by FlixBus, Amtrak and Greyhound. The number of buses running from Los Angeles to San Jose may change based on the day of the week. Want to make your bus journey from Los Angeles to San Jose as smooth as possible? Busbud has got you covered! Browse schedules, pick the perfect bus for your travel style and budget - all in one place.

The first bus leaves at 12:00 AM and the last one leaves at 11:55 PM.

If you're headed to San Jose from Los Angeles, chances are that your bus will depart from Ramirez Street bus stop and arrive at Diridon Station. These are the main pick-up and drop-off locations on this route, but you could find others that could be a better fit for your travel plans.

Go for the bus if you want the most cost-effective way to travel this route. $39 is the starting point for the cost-effective bus ride to San Jose from Los Angeles.

The average bus ticket price from Los Angeles to San Jose is $62. Over the last 30 days, the prices ranged between $39 and $153, so make sure to compare them to get the best option.

Once in San Jose, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, Japanese Friendship Garden, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, Children's Discovery Museum and Cinnabar Hills Golf Club.

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Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

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The cheapest trip from Los Angeles to San Jose was searched and found on Dec 7, 2023 with a price of $36

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Los Angeles to San Jose, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $36 to $108 for a bus ticket from Los Angeles to San Jose based on the last 1 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $36 which is on 2023-12-07.

Usually Amtrak will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

Meet and talk to locals at the bus stations while traveling from Los Angeles to San Jose.There is no better way to get inside travel information while exploring a new city than to go straight to its people.

Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from Los Angeles to San Jose, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.

Buses are energy-efficient. Carrying a passenger over 100 kms by coach only takes 0.6-0.9 liters of gas. Compare that to the 2.6 liters required by high-speed train, 6.6 liters by airplane and 7.6 liters by gas-powered car, and it's clear that the bus is a more environmentally-conscious option for your bus transportation from Los Angeles to San Jose.

Make a music playlist for your bus ride from Los Angeles to San Jose, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.

Did you know?

Did you know some bus companies in Germany offer to their passenger low-costs snacks and regional beer based on their destination? Prosit!

9.2% of ground transportation in Europe is done by bus versus 7.4% by train.

The average number of passengers on a coach bus is 32 meaning that a bus could replace a minimum of at least 30 cars!

What's the cheapest way to go from Los Angeles to San Jose?

The bus is the cheapest travel choice for this destination
Vehicle TypeTravel TimeAvg PriceDaily Departures
Vehicle TypeBusTravel Time7h 25mAvg Price$62Daily Departures30
Vehicle TypeTrainTravel Time9h 17mAvg Price$66Daily Departures7

The best way to travel between Los Angeles and San Jose is by bus. By choosing the bus, you'll get to save some money as you travel to your destination, as ticket prices cost $62 on average. If you're on a budget, you'll find cheap tickets from $39. If you're looking for the fastest way to get to San Jose, choose the bus, as it will take you from Los Angeles to San Jose in about 7h 25m - that's the fastest way to get there!

Will you be returning to Los Angeles by bus?

Bus from San Jose to Los Angeles

You can also go to San Jose by train

Train from Los Angeles to San Jose

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