How to travel from San Jose to San Francisco

By Tim Kroeger November 26, 2019 North America, San Francisco, United States

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San Francisco, in northern California, is a mountainous town at the tip of the peninsula, surrounded by the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

It is famous for fog all through the year, the colorful Victorian houses, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the cable car.

How far is San Jose from San Francisco?

The distance from San José to San Francisco is nearly 67.60 km or 42.01 miles.

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How to get from San Jose to San Francisco

1. Take a Taxi

The fastest way to get from San Jose to San Francisco is by taxi.

2. San Jose to San Francisco Train

The easiest way to find the cheapest train ticket between San Jose and San Francisco is to make your plan earlier and book your train journey in advance.

The average travel time between these cities is nearly four hours and 54 minutes, but the fastest time you can reach is one hour and 42 minutes.

Over the past 30 days, the average lowest price for passengers on a train between San Francisco and San Francisco was $23.69. If you have a few days left to travel, you can save an average of $0.87 compared to the last fare by booking your trip three days before your trip is planned.

Do you want to save on last-minute rates and have more flexibility on the days that you travel? Look at the middle of the week schedules because they are often less crowded and mostly less costly than purchasing tickets for a departure on Friday or a weekend.

How to travel from San Jose to San Francisco
How to travel from San Jose to San Francisco

3. Take a bus from San Jose to San Francisco

The distance between San José and San Francisco is nearly 42.01 miles or 67.60 km. The average time a bus takes to travel between these two cities is almost one hour 33 minutes; however, the fastest time to get there by bus is one hour.

Are you looking for a way to spend time while traveling? Most buses offer free Wi-Fi. This means you can finish your work, browse social media, and stream music while you travel.

4. BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)

BART is also very suitable for your journey between San Jose and San Francisco; however, it mostly operates the East Bay and San Francisco. The nearest stop to San Jose serving currently is the South Fremont Station/Warm Springs. The Milpitas station is scheduled to operate in 2020.

But you can get on the BART at the nearest station in San Francisco and travel in it to Fremont, and you can take a bus over to San Jose Diridon Station from there.

How to travel from San Jose to San Francisco
How to travel from San Jose to San Francisco

5. Drive yourself

If you have your own vehicle and you don’t want to get into the trouble of taking public transport, then you can drive yourself. The journey between San Jose and San Francisco isn’t very long, so driving yourself is not a bad option.

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