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Stockton - Oakland Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

8 trains operate daily from Stockton to Oakland. The train trip from Stockton to Oakland is usually about 2 hours and 15 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak San Joaquins train can get you there in as little as one hour and 48 minutes.

Distance55 mi (88 km)
Fastest train1h 48m
Lowest price$9.55
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak San Joaquins
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Stockton to Oakland

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Botswana

May 31, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: As a first time train traveler, I was surprised. Very smooth and uncomplicated travel. Tips: Nothing that I noticed as a first timer.

5.0

Alena

May 13, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: It was peaceful quiet clean friendly staff a nice way to travel last minute tickets lowest price covid-friendly mask on at all times and everything clean I would definitely recommend traveling by this train. Cons: I'm really short and I had a hard time climbing up to get into the train but other than that it was great the train person help me get on the train with my bag that was greatly needed that would be the only thing I would change because I didn't have any help to get off the train I kind of feel like it's not wheelchair friendly.

4.0

Thomaa

October 31, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak

It' has beautiful scenery and goes from the bay with its watery scenery to the Central Valley with its farms and vineyards.

5.0

Richard

July 2, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: Being on train and ride beauty. Cons: nothing.

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

The average price for a train ticket from Stockton to Oakland is $12.96, This is one of the best deals we’ve seen for train fares recently. By booking your trip at least 23 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $12.74 more.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the train from Stockton to Oakland usually costs about the same throughout the year. In general, train ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $19 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

$34$27$20$14$73020100

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

2 train services operate from Stockton to Oakland. 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
Amtrak32h 46m$32.65
Amtrak San Joaquins51h 50m$16.82
  • 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 Stockton to Oakland every day, as well as 7 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $25.

  • 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 Stockton to Oakland. 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 Stockton and Oakland is approximately 55 miles, or 88 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 48 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

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

The earliest train departs Stockton 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.

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.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Oakland to Stockton.

City Information

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.

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 Stockton?

Main departure station: 735 S San Joaquin St

There are two stations in Stockton where you can board the train to Oakland.

All train stations in Stockton:

  • 735 S San Joaquin St

  • Cabral Station - 949 E Channel St

Where is the train station in Oakland?

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Main arrival 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.

Train stations in Oakland:

  • 245 Second St

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

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