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Trains from Oakland to Fairfield

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Oakland - Fairfield Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from Oakland to Fairfield. Traveling by train from Oakland to Fairfield usually takes around one hour and 18 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Corridor train can make the trip in one hour and 11 minutes.

Distance33 mi (53 km)
Fastest train1h 11m
Lowest price$26.88
Trains per day17
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Capitol Corridor
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from Oakland to Fairfield?

In the last month, $26.88 was the average price of a train ticket from Oakland to Fairfield. 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.40 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$38$26$13MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Fairfield from Oakland is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about C$27 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

$32$26$19$13$6JJASONDJFMAM
Traveling from Oakland to Fairfield 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$27 whenever you decide to board the train to Fairfield.

Prices as travel date approaches

$32$26$19$13$63020100

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

2 train services operate from Oakland to Fairfield. 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:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak116h 58m$129.29
Amtrak Capitol Corridor101h 18m$26.88
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 1 Amtrak trains from Oakland to Fairfield every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $129.

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  • 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 Oakland to Fairfield in about 1 hours and 18 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Oakland to Fairfield. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Oakland to Fairfield?

The distance between Oakland and Fairfield is approximately 33 miles, or 53 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 11 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Oakland to Fairfield on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Friday. Friday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Oakland at 6:00am 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 Oakland to Fairfield?

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 17 of these are direct connections to Fairfield. 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 Fairfield to Oakland.

City Information

Oakland

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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 Oakland?

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Departure stations

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All train stations in Oakland:

  • 245 Second St

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

  • Downtown Metrolink Station - 4066 Vine St

Where is the train station in Fairfield?

Arrival stations

Fairfield has one train station.

Train stations in Fairfield:

  • 4921 Vanden Road

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