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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Oakland to Salt Lake City. Traveling by train from Oakland to Salt Lake City usually takes around 18 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 18 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance591 mi (951 km)
Fastest train18h 29m
Lowest price£60.85
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Oakland to Salt Lake City?

In the last month, £63.62 was the average price of a train ticket from Oakland, CA to Salt Lake City, UT. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £13.74 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Oakland to Salt Lake City by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £63 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Oakland to Salt Lake City in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £91 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 11 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Salt Lake City from Oakland will be about £13.74 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Oakland to Salt Lake City?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Oakland, California to Salt Lake City, Utah. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak218h 42m£74.03
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Oakland to Salt Lake City every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £61.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Oakland to Salt Lake City 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.

How long is the train journey from Oakland to Salt Lake City?

The distance between Oakland and Salt Lake City is approximately 591 miles, or 951 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 18 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 18 hours and 29 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 Salt Lake City are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Monday 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 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 07:00. 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 Salt Lake City?

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 Salt Lake City to Oakland. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Oakland to Salt Lake City for £84.03.

City Information

Salt Lake City

A city shrouded in a mystical veil to most visitors, Salt Lake City stands among one of the most culturally unique destinations in the U.S. Salt Lake City offers tourists a unique chance to learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Temple Square is the best place to do so. Housing the Salt Lake Temple along with other significant historic buildings, the square will take you back to the earliest days of the city, immersing you in a unique cultural experience. While here, don’t miss out on the chance to visit the Great Salt Lake itself and to dive into its cool and refreshing water.

Salt Lake City features a diverse food scene, with Mexican food receiving a lot of attention. Those who wish to enjoy the best Mexican dishes in town could try Red Iguana. For travelers who are simply looking for the best burgers, Crown Burgers’ char-broiled patties will certainly be a great choice.

The Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub is the central transportation hub in the city. It is currently served by several rail services such as Amtrak, TRAX, and FrontRunner. Travelers can also catch Greyhound buses at the station. The Salt Lake City International Airport is the main airport for the city. Located about 4 miles west of Downtown, the airport is a major gateway to the Mountain West and the West Coast region.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Oakland?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Oakland where you can board the train to Salt Lake City.

Train stations in Oakland:

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

Where is the train station in Salt Lake City?

Arrival stations

Salt Lake City has one train station.

Need a return trip from Salt Lake City to Oakland?

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