Cheap train tickets from Oakland to San Diego

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How much are train tickets from Oakland to San Diego?

Lowest Price£47.68
Fastest11h 49m
Daily Schedules22
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Oakland to San Diego?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Oakland to San Diego 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 Oakland to San Diego was £59.08. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 10 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £5.07 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 trip from Oakland to San Diego? What is the distance between Oakland to San Diego?

The distance between Oakland to San Diego is 454.76 miles or 731.68 km. A train trip from Oakland to San Diego typically takes 14 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 11 hours and 49 minutes to get from Oakland to San Diego.

Going from Oakland to San Diego by train takes over 14 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Tuesday trains from Oakland to San Diego 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the greatest number of connections between Oakland to San Diego

Typically there are 22 schedules to compare for your trip to San Diego. One train carrier operates regular service on the Oakland to San Diego route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Oakland to San Diego, usually offering 22 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Oakland to San Diego, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Oakland to San Diego, which start at £23.45.

One train company connects Oakland to San Diego

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Oakland to San Diego start from £47.68, and on average cost £60.64. Daily there are 22 Amtrak schedules to San Diego. Amtrak in Oakland leaves from 245 Second St and one other station. And in San Diego trains arrive at 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other train station.

From Oakland to San Diego train travel on Amtrak takes 14 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 11 hours and 49 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 19 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £60.95 for a one-way train ticket to San Diego.

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Avg. Time
14h 51m
Avg. Price
£60.64

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to San Diego that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Oakland are:
  • 245 Second St
  • Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in San Diego. 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 stations in San Diego:
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St