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Trains from Hayward to Oakland

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Hayward - Oakland Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Hayward to Oakland. Traveling by train from Hayward to Oakland usually takes around 21 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Corridor train can make the trip in 11 minutes.

Distance14 mi (23 km)
Fastest train0h 11m
Lowest price$11.62
Trains per day8
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Capitol Corridor
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What is the price of a train ticket from Hayward to Oakland?

In the last month, $12.38 was the average price of a train ticket from Hayward 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 1 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.14 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Hayward to Oakland by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$13 whenever you decide to board the train to Oakland.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Hayward 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 Hayward to Oakland?

Amtrak Capitol Corridor is the one and only train line which connects Hayward to Oakland. However, there are 6 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Capitol Corridor60h 21m$12.79
  • Amtrak Capitol Corridor

    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 Hayward to Oakland in about 0 hours and 21 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Hayward 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 Hayward to Oakland?

The distance between Hayward and Oakland is approximately 14 miles, or 23 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Oakland.

When are trains the most crowded?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Hayward to Oakland. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Friday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Hayward at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Hayward to Oakland?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 8 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 Hayward.

City Information

Oakland

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Oakland, CA - OAK-1

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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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Hayward?

Main departure station: 22555 Meekland Ave

There is one train station in Hayward.

All train stations in Hayward:

  • 22555 Meekland Ave

Where is the train station in Oakland?

245 Second St  - OAKAMT-0

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Main arrival station: 245 Second St

The Jack London Station in Oakland opened in 1995, replacing 16th Street Station, which was extensively damaged in the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. The station was named after the famous writer Jack London, as he spent much of his life in the area. It is a contemporary glass and stone structure located on the easternmost corner of Jack London Square. The square, which fronts a natural estuary leading to San Francisco Bay, was formerly the hub of Oakland's port activities, connecting the maritime and agricultural sectors. It is still an active and bustling waterfront today. Amtrak's Capitol Corridor, Coast Starlight, and San Joaquins trains serve the station. It is the 10th busiest of Amtrak's 74 California stops, boarding or de-boarding an average of 1,142 people per day.

Train stations in Oakland:

  • 245 Second St

  • Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave

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