Cheap train tickets from San Diego to Oakland


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How much are train tickets from San Diego to Oakland?

Lowest Price£47.74
Fastest12h 2m
trains per day17
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How do you find cheap train tickets from San Diego to Oakland?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Diego 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 San Diego to Oakland was £58.07. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 26 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £2.70 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 San Diego to Oakland?

The distance between San Diego and Oakland is approximately 454.76 miles, or 731.68 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 13 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 2 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 San Diego to Oakland?

On Monday trains from San Diego 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 Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from San Diego to Oakland?

Typically there are 17 schedules to compare for your trip to Oakland. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Diego to Oakland route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Diego to Oakland, usually offering 17 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Diego to Oakland, 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 San Diego to Oakland, which start at £23.10.

One train company connects San Diego to Oakland


Amtrak train tickets from San Diego to Oakland start from £47.74, and on average cost £58.76. Daily there are 17 Amtrak schedules to Oakland. Amtrak in San Diego leaves from 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other station. And in Oakland trains arrive at 245 Second St and one other train station.

From San Diego to Oakland train travel on Amtrak takes 13 hours and 54 minutes. If you are looking to get to Oakland faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 12 hours and 2 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 19 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £59.56 for a one-way train ticket to Oakland.

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Plan your next adventure

There are 2 train stations in San Diego with trains to Oakland. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St
There are 2 different stations where trains from San Diego 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