Compare train tickets from Oakland to Galveston
Schedule & Pricing Info
How much are train tickets from Oakland to Galveston?
|Fastest Train||77h 2m|
|Trains Per Day||2|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Oakland to Galveston right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Can you take a train all the way from Oakland to Galveston?
What is the price of a train ticket from Oakland to Galveston?
In the last month, $361.15 was the average price of a train ticket from Oakland, CA to Galveston, TX. Given how far apart Oakland and Galveston are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.
How long is the train journey from Oakland to Galveston?
The distance between Oakland and Galveston is approximately 1680 miles, or 2704 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 77 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 77 hours and 2 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Oakland to Galveston 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 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 Oakland at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00am. 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 Galveston?
Trains leave the station in Oakland twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Galveston to Oakland.
Which train should you take from Oakland to Galveston?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Oakland, California to Galveston, Texas. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak||2||3d 5h 6m||$361.15|
Where is the train station in Oakland?
There are two stations in Oakland where you can board the train to Galveston:
- 245 Second St
- Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave
Where is the train station in Galveston?
Galveston has one train station:
- Railroad Museum - 123 Rosenberg St
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