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There are 11 daily trains from Davis to Oakland. Traveling by train from Davis to Oakland usually takes around one hour and 41 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Corridor train can make the trip in one hour and 32 minutes.
|Distance||59 mi (95 km)|
|Fastest train||1h 32m|
|Trains per day||18|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Capitol Corridor|
What is the price of a train ticket from Davis to Oakland?
In the last month, $34.25 was the average price of a train ticket from Davis to Oakland. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 7 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.37 more than that for a same-day booking.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Oakland from Davis is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about C$35 regardless of the day you pick to travel.
Monthly average prices
Prices as travel date approaches
Since the average price of train trips from Davis to Oakland remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.
Which train should you take from Davis to Oakland?
2 train services operate from Davis to Oakland. Amtrak Capitol Corridor usually has more trains scheduled, with 10 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Capitol Corridor||10||1h 41m||$34.62|
|Amtrak Coast Starlight||1||1h 49m||$29.50|
Amtrak Capitol Corridor
Since 1991, Capitol Corridor has connected Auburn to San Jose, with stops in Sacramento, Oakland, Berkeley, and 15 other cities in Northern California. The route's convenient transport to various cities includes breathtaking scenery guaranteed to help pass the time. Each train offers onboard WiFi and a cafe car for the comfort of passengers, as well as ample bicycle and luggage storage. Most Capitol Corridor trips make the journey from Davis to Oakland in about 1 hours and 41 minutes.
Amtrak Coast Starlight
The Coast Starlight is an Amtrak train that travels the entire length of the West Coast, connecting Los Angeles to Seattle. The route starts hugging the California coastline, treating passengers to swoon-worthy views of the Pacific, before continuing into the verdant forests of the Cascade Mountains. The Coast Starlight indisputably earns its spot among the most scenic Amtrak train routes. Seating options include Coach or Business Class and roomettes or bedrooms for extra space. A trip from Davis to Oakland takes 1 hours and 49 minutes on average, and Coach tickets start at $28.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Davis to Oakland during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the train journey from Davis to Oakland?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains departing from Davis to Oakland tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Tuesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Davis at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from Davis to Oakland?
There are 11 scheduled trains on most days. 18 of these are direct connections to Oakland. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Oakland to Davis.
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Oakland, CA is a port city that is beginning to step out of the shadow of San Francisco, its neighbor to the west. Every visitor should start their Oakland trip in the downtown area and Old Oakland, the city's historic quarter full of quaint old buildings. While here, don't forget to take a short detour to Oakland's famous Chinatown as well. The African American Museum and Library at Oakland tells the history of Black communities in the area and is definitely worth a stop. For those who would prefer to stay close to nature, Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park's abundance of redwood groves will offer amazing views.
Oakland's food scene is vibrant and diverse, with a wide range of offerings for all budgets. Enssaro is a popular local name with mid-range dishes that will whet your appetite. For an excellent haute-cuisine dinner, head towards The Wolf.
It's easy to get around the Bay Area on local public transit (called the BART, for Bay Area Rapid Transit). Getting to Oakland from further afield is also a breeze thanks to many intercity bus routes in the area and Amtrak's Capitol Corridor train, which stops in Oakland. Flights arrive at the Oakland International Airport, but several additional airport options in the larger Bay Area are also available.
Where is the train station in Davis?
There is one train station in Davis.
All train stations in Davis:
Amtrak Station - 840 Second St
Where is the train station in Oakland?
Train stations in Oakland:
245 Second St
Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave
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