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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to Oakland?

Lowest Price€43.44
Fastest Train9h 2m
Trains Per Day20
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Los Angeles to Oakland right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Los Angeles to Oakland?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Los Angeles 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.

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

In the last month, €46.80 was the average price of a train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Oakland, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €9.47 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Los Angeles and Oakland is approximately 343 miles, or 553 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Los Angeles to Oakland 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 Sunday 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 Los Angeles at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. 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 Los Angeles to Oakland?

There are 20 scheduled trains on most days. 2 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 Los Angeles. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Los Angeles to Oakland for €41.08.

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Oakland?

2 train services operate from Los Angeles, California to Oakland, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 18 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak1810h 1m€47.86
Amtrak Coast Starlight211h 1m€47.29

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 7 stops and stations in Los Angeles where you can board the train:

  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 6860 Park Terrace Dr
  • 592 Gayley Ave
  • 931 S Gaffey St

Where is the train station in Oakland?

Oakland receives travelers from Los Angeles at its two active train stations:

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

Price trends for trains from Los Angeles to Oakland

Average prices by travel date

€51€34€17SepOct

Monthly average prices

€64€51€39€26€13ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

€64€51€39€26€133020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Los Angeles, CA to Oakland, CA
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and 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.

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