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Modesto - Oakland Train Schedule
There are 8 daily trains from Modesto to Oakland. Traveling by train from Modesto to Oakland usually takes around 4 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak San Joaquins train can make the trip in 2 hours and 25 minutes.
|Distance||71 mi (114 km)|
|Fastest train||2h 25m|
|Trains per day||5|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak San Joaquins|
What is the price of a train ticket from Modesto to Oakland?
In the last month, $28.36 was the average price of a train ticket from Modesto, CA to Oakland, CA. 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 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $9.45 more than that for a same-day booking.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Modesto to Oakland will vary between C$23 and C$34. Planning a train trip to Oakland within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Modesto over the next 7 days is C$26. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.
Monthly average prices
Prices as travel date approaches
Since the average price of train trips from Modesto 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 Modesto to Oakland?
2 train services operate from Modesto, California to Oakland, California. Amtrak San Joaquins usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 3 Amtrak trains from Modesto to Oakland every day, as well as 8 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $23.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Modesto 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.
Can you take a train all the way from Modesto to Oakland?
How long is the train journey from Modesto to Oakland?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Modesto to Oakland are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Modesto at 8:00am 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 Modesto to Oakland?
There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. 5 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.
Where is the train station in Modesto?
There is one train station in Modesto.
Where is the train station in Oakland?
Oakland receives travelers from Modesto at its two active train stations.
Train stations in Oakland:
Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave
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