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Trains from Oklahoma City to Gainesville

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Oklahoma City to Gainesville. Traveling by train from Oklahoma City to Gainesville usually takes around 7 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Heartland Flyer train can make the trip in 2 hours and 38 minutes.

Distance129 mi (208 km)
Fastest train2h 38m
Lowest price€23.96
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Heartland Flyer
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from Oklahoma City to Gainesville?

In the last month, €23.96 was the average price of a train ticket from Oklahoma City to Gainesville. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €141.67 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

€96€77€58€38€19ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Oklahoma City to Gainesville 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 €28 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Oklahoma City to Gainesville in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €77 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

€120€96€72€48€243020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 12 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Gainesville from Oklahoma City will be about €141.67 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Oklahoma City to Gainesville?

2 train services operate from Oklahoma City to Gainesville. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11d 1h 6m€199.47
Amtrak Heartland Flyer12h 38m€24.01
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Oklahoma City to Gainesville every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €98.

  • Amtrak Heartland Flyer

    Amtrak Heartland Flyer

    The Heartland Flyer is a train route operated by the largest passenger rail system in the United States, Amtrak. The Heartland Flyer runs from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth daily. This comfortable and reliable service offers reclining seats, power outlets, and a cafe car where passengers can purchase food and drinks. The Heartland Flyer is also one of several Amtrak trains that allows checked bicycles. The train runs 1 daily trips from Oklahoma City to Gainesville, each taking about 2 hours and 38 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Oklahoma City to Gainesville 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Oklahoma City to Gainesville?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Oklahoma City to Gainesville. 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 Oklahoma City to Gainesville?

The distance between Oklahoma City and Gainesville is approximately 129 miles, or 208 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 38 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Oklahoma City to Gainesville are the most crowded on Saturday. 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?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Oklahoma City at 03:00 and arrives in Gainesville around 2 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Oklahoma City to Gainesville?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Gainesville with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Gainesville to Oklahoma City.

City Information

Oklahoma City

Often overlooked by travelers, Oklahoma City features a treasure trove of fun and quirky little secrets that will keep you enchanted. Among the city’s most famous attractions is the Museum of Osteology, which is one of the only two osteology museums in North America. Featuring more than 300 complete skeletons, as well as 400 different skulls, the museum is a unique experience that will leave you pleasantly satisfied. For those interested in the city’s history and its Western heritage, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum offers deep insights into the period.

After a day of exploring the city’s many museums, unwind at Bricktown, which offers some of the best entertainment establishments and eateries in town. Oklahoma City boasts a large population of Vietnamese Americans, and one of the best spots to try out amazing pho noodles is at Pho Ca Dao, a local favorite. In case you want to enjoy the most authentically Oklahoman dishes, try Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the city.

Travelers can catch a bus from several different places in the city depending on the carrier you are traveling with. For train travelers, the Oklahoma City Amtrak station is located right in the heart of downtown making it easily accessible. The city is served by two airports: the Will Rogers World Airport, which is located 6 miles southwest of Downtown, and the Wiley Post Airport, seven miles northwest of the central business district.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Oklahoma City?

100 S EK Gaylord Blvd  - OKCAMT-0

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Main departure station: 100 S EK Gaylord Blvd

The Oklahoma City Amtrak Station, also known as the historic Santa Fe Depot, is a stunning Art Deco building designed and built in 1934. Oklahoma City is the origin point for Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer train to Fort Worth, where travelers can connect to other Amtrak trains in the nation’s largest passenger rail network. The station has a few vending machines, restrooms, and a seating area where you may spot a few heads craned back to admire the intricate geometric mosaics on the ceiling. Located in the Bricktown neighborhood of downtown OKC, the station is within walking distance to Paycom Center (home of the NBA’s Oklahoma Thunder) and Bricktown Ballpark (home of the MLB’s OKC Dodgers).

All train stations in Oklahoma City:

  • 100 S EK Gaylord Blvd

  • Alvarado Transportation Center - 314 1st St SW

  • Union Station

  • Union Station

  • Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd

  • Central Ave and Wyatt Earp St

  • 1170 W Third St

  • 339 S 1st St

  • Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street

  • 198 State Rd 192

  • 783 Main St

  • 340 S 600 W

  • 410 S Guadalupe St

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