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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Oakland to San Jose?

Lowest Price$16.00
Fastest Train1h 4m
Trains Per Day10
Train Lines2
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Price trends for trains from Oakland to San Jose

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10JunJul

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Oakland to San Jose right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Oakland to San Jose?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $16.45 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Oakland to San Jose. By booking your trip 17 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $0.42 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Oakland to San Jose?

The distance between Oakland and San Jose is approximately 38 miles, or 62 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 4 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Oakland to San Jose are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Monday 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 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Oakland to San Jose?

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 10 of these are direct connections to San Jose. 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 San Jose to Oakland. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Oakland to San Jose for $12.00.

What train services are there from Oakland to San Jose?

2 train services operate from Oakland to San Jose. Amtrak Capitol Corridor usually has more trains scheduled, with 9 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Capitol Corridor91h 14m$16.50
Amtrak Coast Starlight11h 5m$16.55

Where is the train station in Oakland?

There are two stations in Oakland where you can board the train to San Jose:

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

Where is the train station in San Jose?

San Jose has one train station:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

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