Cheap train tickets from Oakland to Salinas

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How much are train tickets from Oakland to Salinas?

Lowest Price$18.00
Fastest2h 25m
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train companies2
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Oakland to Salinas?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Oakland to Salinas is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Oakland to Salinas was $28.00. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 24 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $2.69 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Oakland to Salinas?

The distance between Oakland and Salinas is approximately 84.94 miles, or 136.66 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 3 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 25 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Oakland to Salinas?

On Tuesday trains from Oakland to Salinas are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Oakland to Salinas

Typically there are 7 schedules to compare for your trip to Salinas. On the route to Salinas 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Oakland to Salinas, usually offering 6 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Salinas with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Oakland to Salinas, which start at $22.00.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Oakland to Salinas

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Oakland to Salinas start from $28.00, and on average cost $29.79. Daily there are 6 Amtrak schedules to Salinas. Amtrak in Oakland leaves from 245 Second St and one other station. And in Salinas trains arrive at 11 Station Pl and one other train station.

From Oakland to Salinas train travel on Amtrak takes 3 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to Salinas faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 25 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $29.72 for a one-way train ticket to Salinas.

Restroom
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Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 12m
Avg. Price
$29.79

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Oakland to Salinas start from $18.00, and on average cost $30.53. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Salinas. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Oakland leaves from 245 Second St, And in Salinas trains arrive at 11 Station Pl,

From Oakland to Salinas train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 2 hours and 59 minutes. If you are looking to get to Salinas faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 25 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Salinas on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Coast Starlight scheduled trip per day, which will cost $34.40 for a one-way weekend reservation from Oakland.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 59m
Avg. Price
$30.53

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Salinas that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Oakland are:
  • 245 Second St
  • Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Salinas. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in Salinas:
  • 11 Station Pl
  • 110 Salinas St