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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Stockton to Oakland. Traveling by train from Stockton to Oakland usually takes around 2 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak San Joaquins train can make the trip in one hour and 47 minutes.

Distance55 mi (88 km)
Fastest train1h 47m
Lowest price$12.48
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak San Joaquins
Train lines2

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

In the last month, C$12.91 was the average price of a train ticket from Stockton, CA to Oakland, CA. 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 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$6.56 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$37$24$12JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Stockton to Oakland will vary between C$13 and C$21. Planning a train trip to Oakland within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Stockton over the next 7 days is C$13. 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

$30$24$18$12$6JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Stockton to Oakland by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$13 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Stockton to Oakland in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$21 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

$30$24$18$12$63020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 15 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Oakland from Stockton will be about C$6.56 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Stockton to Oakland?

2 train services operate from Stockton, California to Oakland, California. Amtrak San Joaquins usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak32h 40m$18.58
Amtrak San Joaquins41h 49m$13.75
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Stockton to Oakland every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $12.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

How long is the train journey from Stockton to Oakland?

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 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 47 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?

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 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 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.

Is there a direct train from Stockton to Oakland?

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. 4 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. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Stockton to Oakland for $24.35.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Stockton?

Departure stations

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

Train stations in Stockton:

  • Cabral Station - 949 E Channel St

Where is the train station in Oakland?

Arrival stations

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

Train stations in Oakland:

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

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