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Cheap buses leaving today

One passenger / one way

6:10AM
5h35m
11:45AM
San Jose - Diridon Station
Cheapest
Fresno - Amtrak Station
Cheapest
12:25PM
5h20m
5:45PM
San Jose - Diridon Station
2nd Cheapest
Fresno - Amtrak Station
2nd Cheapest
11:45AM
2h45m
2:30PM
San Jose - Santiago Express San Jose
Fastest
Fresno - E St
Fastest
5:30PM
2h45m
8:15PM
San Jose - Santiago Express San Jose
Fresno - E St
6:00AM
10h
4:00PM
San Jose - Downtown San Jose, W San Carlos Street
Fresno - Amtrak Station
Bus San Jose to Fresno: Trip Overview

Bus San Jose to Fresno: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$51
Average bus trip duration3h
Number of daily buses7
Earliest bus departure5:35 AM
Distance121 miles (195 km)
Latest bus departure5:30 PM

San Jose to Fresno Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses7
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures5:35AM - 5:30PM
Minimum Price$28
Average Ticket Price$51
Minimum Trip Duration2h45m
Average Bus Trip Duration3h
Distance121 miles (195 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteTufesa, Amtrak, FlixBus, Greyhound
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip San Jose - Fresno

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 convenient and eco-friendly way. You can also use carpool services and share a car ride with other travelers.

On average, the trip from San Jose to Fresno takes around 3h, although the fastest bus will take 2h 45m, on average. This is the time it takes to travel the 124 miles (200 km) that separate the two cities.

The distance between the two cities is 124 miles (200 km).

On average, there are 7 daily departures on this route, offered by Tufesa, Amtrak and FlixBus. The number of buses operating from San Jose to Fresno may change based on the day of the week. Busbud can make your trip from San Jose to Fresno a breeze! Simply check the schedules and pick the bus that matches your needs and budget. It's that easy!

The first bus leaves at 5:35 AM and the last one leaves at 5:30 PM.

Most of the buses traveling from San Jose to Fresno leave from Diridon Station and arrive at E St. These are the main departure and arrival locations on this route, but you can find others that could fit better into your travel plans.

Go for the bus if you want the most economical way to travel this route. The lowest tickets for this trip cost as little as $28.

The average bus ticket price from San Jose to Fresno is $51. Over the last 30 days, the prices ranged between $28 and $70, so make sure to compare them to get the best option.

Yes, you can do a day trip from San Jose to Fresno. The total time it takes to make a round-trip between San Jose and Fresno is about 5h 30m. This allows for plenty of time to explore the sights in Fresno before returning to San Jose in the evening.

Find cheapest prices for buses

Find cheapest prices for buses

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

Best price found
12/05
$36
12/06
$36
Today
$36
12/08
$36
12/09
$28
12/10
$29
12/11
$27
12/12
$32
The cheapest trip from San Jose to Fresno was searched and found on Dec 11, 2023 with a price of $27

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

You can expect to pay from $27 to $52 for a bus ticket from San Jose to Fresno based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $27 which is on 2023-12-11.

Usually Tufesa 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

If you're abroad, study some local language. Not only could it get you out of a pickle during your bus trip from San Jose to Fresno but it'll also be endearing to native speakers who will surely appreciate your effort.

Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from San Jose to Fresno, get comfy and count the stars.

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 San Jose to Fresno.

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Did you know?

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

Did you know there are on average 4,400 intercity bus departures every day in the US only? This number has been growing for 9 years in a row, yay!

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

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Bus from Fresno to San Jose

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Train from San Jose to Fresno

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