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How much are train tickets from Oakland, CA to Vancouver, BC?

Lowest Price$145.83
Fastest Train26h 36m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines1
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

While the train is the main method of transportation from Oakland to Vancouver, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

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

In the last month, $145.83 was the average price of a train ticket from Oakland, CA to Vancouver, BC. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Oakland to Vancouver?

The distance between Oakland and Vancouver is approximately 794 miles, or 1278 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 28 hours and 33 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 26 hours and 36 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 Oakland to Vancouver 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 Saturday 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 Oakland at 6:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Oakland to Vancouver?

There are 3 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 Vancouver to Oakland. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Oakland to Vancouver for $61.00.

What train services are there from Oakland to Vancouver?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Oakland, California to Vancouver, British Columbia. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak31d 4h 34m$145.83

Where is the train station in Oakland?

There are two stations in Oakland where you can board the train to Vancouver:

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

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

Vancouver has one train station:

  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St

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