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Oakland - Stockton Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 8 daily train trips between Oakland and Stockton. The average train journey from Oakland to Stockton takes 2 hours and 54 minutes, but some Amtrak San Joaquins train trips are as short as one hour and 43 minutes.

Distance55 mi (88 km)
Fastest train1h 43m
Lowest price$10.91
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak San Joaquins
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Oakland to Stockton

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Norma

February 15, 2023- Business

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: Comfortable, less stressful than driving. Cons: Cannot think of anything. Tips: Getting ticket online is good idea.

5.0

Haris

May 14, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak San Joaquins

Very comfortable

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Oakland to Stockton was $20.05. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Stockton if you book your train tickets at least 26 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $9.03.

Average prices by travel date

$41$27$14MayJun

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Oakland to Stockton will range from $18 to $27. If you're planning to travel by train to Stockton in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Oakland you can find in the next 7 days is $20. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

$34$27$20$14$7JJASONDJFMAM
Taking the train from Oakland to Stockton usually costs about the same throughout the year. In general, train ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $20 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

$34$27$20$14$73020100

The average price of train tickets from Oakland to Stockton is pretty stable year-round. However, we still suggest buying your train tickets at least 48 hours prior to departure to avoid unexpected price hikes and the possibility of the train being sold out.

Which train should you take from Oakland to Stockton?

2 train services operate from Oakland to Stockton. 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:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak34h 11m$34.61
Amtrak San Joaquins51h 43m$15.93
  • 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 Oakland to Stockton every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $23.

  • After becoming a permanent Amtrak rail route in 1974, the San Joaquins has offered train services throughout California and the San Joaquin Valley. The line runs daily from the San Francisco Bay Area to Bakersfield, with many stops in between, including Martinez and Modesto. Although Amtrak San Joaquins is one of the nation's busiest routes, it is renowned for being impeccably clean and safe, with passenger comfort remaining the carrier's highest priority. Most of the trains on this line are equipped with lavatories, onboard WiFi, disabled access, and personal power outlets, ensuring a comfortable journey for every passenger.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Oakland to Stockton. 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.
The distance between Oakland and Stockton is approximately 55 miles, or 88 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 43 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains from Oakland to Stockton are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Oakland at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Stockton. 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 Stockton to Oakland.

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.

Stockton

Stockton, California, is a diverse, creative, and culturally rich city. It's also in the perfect place for various Cali weekend trips, with Sacramento, San Francisco, and Yosemite National Park all within reach. Stockton is an excellent place to post up while touring Northern California.

And of course, there's plenty to do in the city itself. The Bob Hope Theatre, sometimes known as "The Fox" by locals, is a popular entertainment venue and a beautifully preserved piece of Stockton's history. The recent refurbishment has produced a magnificent place for local arts productions, film, dance, comedy, and Broadway-style entertainment, as well as the newest in top-name musical entertainment.

Amtrak has multiple routes to Stockton from Bakersfield, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. Jefferson Lines provides the most bus service to the city, and buses go from Stockton to cities across the nation, including Phoenix, Huntington Park, and even Ontario. The city has its own airport, Stockton Airport (SCK), although some travelers also use the airport in Sacramento for more flight options.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Oakland?

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Main departure 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.

All train stations in Oakland:

  • 245 Second St

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

Where is the train station in Stockton?

Main arrival station: 735 S San Joaquin St

Stockton receives travelers from Oakland at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Stockton:

  • 735 S San Joaquin St

  • Cabral Station - 949 E Channel St

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