Cheap train tickets from Los Angeles to Oakland

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How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to Oakland?

Lowest Price£38.72
Fastest8h 27m
trains per day37
train companies2
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Los Angeles to Oakland
5.0
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Tara
5.0
8 August 2019Vacation
Pros
Great experience - could have stayed on the train for plenty more hours, but had to get of in oakland.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Los Angeles to Oakland?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Los Angeles to Oakland is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Los Angeles to Oakland was £43.40. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 28 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £8.35 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Los Angeles to Oakland?

The distance between Los Angeles and Oakland is approximately 343.60 miles, or 552.83 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 10 hours and 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 27 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Los Angeles to Oakland?

On Sunday trains from Los Angeles to Oakland are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Los Angeles to Oakland?

Typically there are 37 schedules to compare for your trip to Oakland. On the route to Oakland 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Los Angeles to Oakland, usually offering 35 trips per day. 2 train trips per day are direct connections to Oakland, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Los Angeles to Oakland, which start at £3.86.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Los Angeles to Oakland

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Los Angeles to Oakland start from £38.72, and on average cost £45.84. Daily there are 35 Amtrak schedules to Oakland. Amtrak in Los Angeles leaves from Union Station and 4 other stations. And in Oakland trains arrive at 245 Second St and one other train station.

From Los Angeles to Oakland train travel on Amtrak takes 10 hours and 27 minutes. If you are looking to get to Oakland faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 27 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 40 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £46.51 for a one-way train ticket to Oakland.

Toilet
WiFi
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Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
10h 27m
Avg. Price
£45.84

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Los Angeles to Oakland start from £38.72, and on average cost £45.09. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Oakland. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Los Angeles leaves from Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd and one other station. And in Oakland trains arrive at 245 Second St,

From Los Angeles to Oakland train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 11 hours and 0 minutes. If you are looking to get to Oakland faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 27 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £45.81 for a one-way train ticket to Oakland.

Toilet
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
11h 0m
Avg. Price
£45.09

Plan your next adventure

There are 5 train stations in Los Angeles with trains to Oakland. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 592 Gayley Ave
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 6860 Park Terrace Dr
There are 2 different stations where trains from Los Angeles arrive in Oakland. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in Oakland:
  • 245 Second St
  • Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave