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Oakland - Grover Beach Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

4 trains operate daily from Oakland to Grover Beach. The train trip from Oakland to Grover Beach is usually about 7 hours and 39 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 6 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance207 mi (333 km)
Fastest train6h 10m
Lowest price$22.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Oakland to Grover Beach?

The average price for a train ticket from Oakland to Grover Beach is $66.86, By booking your trip at least 20 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $7.46 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for October if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Oakland to Grover Beach. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $53. If you're planning a trip from Oakland to Grover Beach during February, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $70 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

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By booking your train trip from Oakland to Grover Beach on Wanderu at least 20 days ahead of time, you can save about $7.46 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Oakland to Grover Beach?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Oakland to Grover Beach. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak47h 39m$71.71
  • 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 4 Amtrak trains from Oakland to Grover Beach every day, as well as 7 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $22.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Oakland to Grover Beach, 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 Grover Beach is approximately 207 miles, or 333 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 10 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Oakland to Grover Beach on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Oakland at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00pm. 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 4 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 Grover Beach to Oakland.

City Information

Oakland

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Oakland, CA - OAK-1

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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.

Grover Beach

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Grover Beach is a small beach town in San Luis Obispo, between Oceano and Pismo Beach. It's popularly known as the location of the Pacific Crossing cable Landing station. The main highlight is Grover beach, ideal for nature lovers and fun in the sun. The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area offers fun outdoor activities, including horse riding and driving motor ATVs, plus biplane rides, skydiving, and golfing.

Grover Beach features a laidback downtown area where you can check out restaurants, theatrical performances, and shopping centers. The small city organizes annual festivals and celebrations like the South County Holiday Parade, the Stone Soup Music Festival, and Street Faire.

You can easily access Grover Beach from tens of other cities through trains provided by Amtrak and buses by Amtrak Thruway. The town also offers bus lines within the city and the Multimodal Transportation Facility, bike racks, electric vehicle charging stations, and long-term parking.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Oakland?

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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 Grover Beach?

Main arrival station: 180 W Grand Ave

Grover Beach has one train station.

All train stations in Grover Beach:

  • 180 W Grand Ave

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