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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from Oceanside to Oakland. Traveling by train from Oceanside to Oakland usually takes around 13 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 11 hours and 31 minutes.

Distance421 mi (677 km)
Fastest train11h 31m
Lowest price€49.59
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Oceanside to Oakland?

In the last month, €58.79 was the average price of a train ticket from Oceanside, CA to Oakland, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €8.57 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€64€42€21JulAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Oceanside to Oakland will vary between €58 and €61. Planning a train trip to Oakland within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Oceanside over the next 7 days is €58. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

€64€51€38€25€13ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Oceanside to Oakland by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €58 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Oceanside to Oakland in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €64 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

€85€68€51€34€173020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 24 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Oakland from Oceanside will be about €8.57 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Oceanside to Oakland?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Oceanside, California to Oakland, California. However, there are 10 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak1013h 19m€60.50
  • 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 10 Amtrak trains from Oceanside to Oakland every day, as well as 11 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €50.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Oceanside to Oakland 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.

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

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

How long is the train journey from Oceanside to Oakland?

The distance between Oceanside and Oakland is approximately 421 miles, or 677 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 31 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 Oceanside to Oakland are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Thursday 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 Oceanside at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 Oceanside to Oakland?

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Oakland to Oceanside. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Oceanside to Oakland for €71.42.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Oceanside?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Oceanside.

Where is the train station in Oakland?

Arrival stations

Oakland receives travelers from Oceanside at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Oakland:

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

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