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Oakland - Paso Robles Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

5 trains operate daily from Oakland to Paso Robles. The train trip from Oakland to Paso Robles is usually about 6 hours and 37 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Coast Starlight train can get you there in as little as 4 hours and 48 minutes.

Distance174 mi (281 km)
Fastest train4h 48m
Lowest price$38.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Oakland to Paso Robles was $61.90. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Paso Robles if you book your train tickets at least 24 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $9.83.

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25JulJul

Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Oakland to Paso Robles will cost between $61 and $73. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly avg. prices

$75$60$45$30$15ASONDJFMAMJJ
Mark your calendar for March if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Oakland to Paso Robles. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $38. If you're planning a trip from Oakland to Paso Robles during January, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $64 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from Oakland to Paso Robles, book online with Wanderu at least 24 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $9.83 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Oakland to Paso Robles?

2 train services operate from Oakland to Paso Robles. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak46h 59m$70.46
Amtrak Coast Starlight14h 48m$49.05
  • 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 Paso Robles every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $51.

  • The Amtrak Coast Starlight is a service provided by Amtrak that connects Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles on the US Pacific coast. The full journey winds through the Cascade Mountains, perfectly clipped vineyards, and dense coastal forest, allowing passengers to get a glimpse of the US west coast while enjoying air-conditioned cars, power outlets, complimentary onboard WiFi, and snacks.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Oakland and Paso Robles is approximately 174 miles, or 281 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 48 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.

Trains departing from Oakland to Paso Robles tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Saturday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

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 5 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Oakland to Paso Robles. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Paso Robles to Oakland.

City Information

Oakland

Oakland, CA - OAK-0

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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.

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 Paso Robles?

Main arrival station: Intermodal Station - 800 Pine St

Paso Robles has one train station.

All train stations in Paso Robles:

  • Intermodal Station - 800 Pine St

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