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Oakland - Eureka Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 5 daily train trips available from Oakland to Eureka. Traveling by train from Oakland to Eureka usually takes 8 hours and 39 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 7 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance231 mi (371 km)
Fastest train7h 29m
Lowest price$47.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Oakland to Eureka?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Oakland to Eureka was $50.67. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Eureka if you book your train tickets at least 22 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $5.38.

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20JulJul

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Oakland to Eureka is expected to fluctuate between $50 and $57 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Eureka in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Oakland is $51.

Monthly avg. prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Oakland to Eureka stay pretty consistent throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $50 regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

Since ticket prices on this route stay pretty consistent, you don’t need to book way in advance. However, we recommend buying your train ticket to Eureka at least 48 hours before your scheduled departure to prevent any unpleasant surprises, like last-minute surges in price or sold-out tickets.

Which train should you take from Oakland to Eureka?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Oakland to Eureka. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak58h 40m$52.79
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from Oakland to Eureka every day, as well as 6 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $46.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Oakland to Eureka, 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.

The distance between Oakland and Eureka is approximately 231 miles, or 371 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 29 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.

Friday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Oakland to Eureka. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Friday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Saturday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Oakland at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 5 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 Eureka to Oakland.

City Information

Oakland

Oakland, CA - OAK-0

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Oakland, CA - OAK-1

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Oakland, CA - OAK-2

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Oakland, CA is a port city that is beginning to step out of the shadow of San Francisco, its neighbor to the west. Every visitor should start their Oakland trip in the downtown area and Old Oakland, the city's historic quarter full of quaint old buildings. While here, don't forget to take a short detour to Oakland's famous Chinatown as well. The African American Museum and Library at Oakland tells the history of Black communities in the area and is definitely worth a stop. For those who would prefer to stay close to nature, Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park's abundance of redwood groves will offer amazing views.

Oakland's food scene is vibrant and diverse, with a wide range of offerings for all budgets. Enssaro is a popular local name with mid-range dishes that will whet your appetite. For an excellent haute-cuisine dinner, head towards The Wolf.

It's easy to get around the Bay Area on local public transit (called the BART, for Bay Area Rapid Transit). Getting to Oakland from further afield is also a breeze thanks to many intercity bus routes in the area and Amtrak's Capitol Corridor train, which stops in Oakland. Flights arrive at the Oakland International Airport, but several additional airport options in the larger Bay Area are also available.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Oakland?

245 Second St  - OAKAMT-0

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246 Second St  - OAKAMT-1

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Main departure station: 245 Second St

The Jack London Station in Oakland opened in 1995, replacing 16th Street Station, which was extensively damaged in the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. The station was named after the famous writer Jack London, as he spent much of his life in the area. It is a contemporary glass and stone structure located on the easternmost corner of Jack London Square. The square, which fronts a natural estuary leading to San Francisco Bay, was formerly the hub of Oakland's port activities, connecting the maritime and agricultural sectors. It is still an active and bustling waterfront today. Amtrak's Capitol Corridor, Coast Starlight, and San Joaquins trains serve the station. It is the 10th busiest of Amtrak's 74 California stops, boarding or de-boarding an average of 1,142 people per day.

All train stations in Oakland:

  • 245 Second St

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

Where is the train station in Eureka?

Main arrival station: 6th St and C St Bus Stop behind Denny's

Eureka has one train station.

All train stations in Eureka:

  • 6th St and C St Bus Stop behind Denny's

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