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Oakland - Hayward Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from Oakland to Hayward. Traveling by train from Oakland to Hayward usually takes around 7 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Corridor train can make the trip in 10 minutes.

Distance14 mi (23 km)
Fastest train0h 10m
Lowest price$11.67
Trains per day12
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last month, $114.64 was the average price of a train ticket from Oakland to Hayward. 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 $19.81 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$156$104$52JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Oakland to Hayward will vary between C$110 and C$150. Planning a train trip to Hayward within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Oakland over the next 7 days is C$110. 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

$162$130$97$65$32JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Oakland to Hayward by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$12 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Oakland to Hayward in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$149 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$162$130$97$65$323020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 1 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Hayward from Oakland will be about C$19.81 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Oakland to Hayward?

2 train services operate from Oakland to Hayward. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 7 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak78h 2m$131.48
Amtrak Capitol Corridor60h 15m$12.16
  • 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 7 Amtrak trains from Oakland to Hayward every day, as well as 10 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $17.

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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 Hayward in about 0 hours and 15 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Oakland to Hayward. 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 Hayward?

The distance between Oakland and Hayward is approximately 14 miles, or 23 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Hayward.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Oakland to Hayward on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday 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 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Hayward?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. 12 of these are direct connections to Hayward. 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 Hayward 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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Main departure station: Union Station

Union Station is the main train station in Los Angeles and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. The station was opened in 1939 and has become one of California’s busiest transportation hubs, serving more than 100 thousand passengers per day. Every Amtrak route that goes through Los Angeles stops at Union Station. In addition, the area around the station serves as the main bus stop for several bus carriers that conduct trips in and out of the city. Located in Downtown LA, Union Station offers easy transit connections to other parts of the city via three Metro Rail lines and one Metro Busway line, as well as a shuttle service to LAX airport. Union Station also serves as the main LA hub for six lines of Metrolink, Southern California’s primary commuter rail service.

All train stations in Oakland:

  • Union Station

  • 601 Marina Vista Ave

  • 3750 Empire Ave

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

  • 245 Second St

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd

  • 5885 Horton St

  • Union Station

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • 1301 W 11th St

  • 700 W San Francisco Ave

  • Santa Fe Depot - 1050 Kettner Blvd

  • BART Station - 1700 Nevin Ave

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Hayward?

Main arrival station: 22555 Meekland Ave

Hayward has one train station.

Train stations in Hayward:

  • 22555 Meekland Ave

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