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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Oakland to Los Angeles?

Lowest Price$50.75
Fastest Train8h 39m
Trains Per Day15
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Oakland to Los Angeles 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 Oakland to Los Angeles?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Oakland to Los Angeles. 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.

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

In the last month, $57.07 was the average price of a train ticket from Oakland, CA to Los Angeles, CA. 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 $12.94 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Oakland to Los Angeles?

The distance between Oakland and Los Angeles is approximately 343 miles, or 553 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 39 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 Los Angeles are the most crowded on Monday. 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 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 Oakland to Los Angeles?

There are 15 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Los Angeles. 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 Los Angeles to Oakland. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Oakland to Los Angeles for $45.00.

Which train should you take from Oakland to Los Angeles?

2 train services operate from Oakland, California to Los Angeles, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 15 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak1510h 12m$58.58
Amtrak Coast Starlight111h 52m$54.99

Amtrak train tickets from Oakland to Los Angeles start from $51, and on average cost $59. Daily there are 15 Amtrak schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak in Oakland leaves from 245 Second St and 2 other stations. And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Union Station and 3 other train stations. From Oakland to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak takes 10 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 39 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 23 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $58 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Oakland to Los Angeles start from $54, and on average cost $55. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Oakland leaves from 245 Second St, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Union Station and one other train station. From Oakland to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 11 hours and 52 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 39 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $56 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

Where is the train station in Oakland?

Oakland has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Los Angeles:

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

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

There are more train stations and stops in Los Angeles than most cities. Most trains from Oakland will stop at one (or more) of the 4 following stations in Los Angeles:

  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd
  • 592 Gayley Ave

Price trends for trains from Oakland to Los Angeles

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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