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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Madera to Oakland. Traveling by train from Madera to Oakland usually takes around 5 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak San Joaquins train can make the trip in 3 hours and 46 minutes.

Distance135 mi (217 km)
Fastest train3h 46m
Lowest price$24.25
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak San Joaquins
Train lines2

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

In the last month, $26.44 was the average price of a train ticket from Madera, CA to Oakland, CA. 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 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $9.64 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Madera to Oakland will vary between $24 and $31. Planning a train trip to Oakland within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Madera over the next 7 days is $24. 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

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Traveling from Madera to Oakland by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $29 whenever you decide to board the train to Oakland.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Madera to Oakland remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Madera to Oakland?

2 train services operate from Madera, California to Oakland, California. Amtrak San Joaquins usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak28h 43m$36.65
Amtrak San Joaquins53h 48m$26.26
  • 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 Madera to Oakland every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $24.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Madera 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 Madera to Oakland?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Madera 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 Madera to Oakland?

The distance between Madera and Oakland is approximately 135 miles, or 217 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 46 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 Madera 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 Wednesday 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 Madera at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Madera to Oakland?

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. 5 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 Madera. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Madera to Oakland for $24.00.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Madera?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Madera.

Where is the train station in Oakland?

Arrival stations

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

Train stations in Oakland:

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

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