Compare train tickets from Oakland to San Luis Obispo
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|Fastest Train||6h 17m|
|Trains Per Day||8|
Oakland-San Luis Obispo Train Schedule
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Oakland to San Luis Obispo 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep 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.
Can you take a train all the way from Oakland to San Luis Obispo?
What is the price of a train ticket from Oakland to San Luis Obispo?
In the last month, $41.43 was the average price of a train ticket from Oakland, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 6 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $3.16 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from Oakland to San Luis Obispo?
The distance between Oakland and San Luis Obispo is approximately 196 miles, or 315 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 17 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 San Luis Obispo are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Sunday 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 8:00am. 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 San Luis Obispo?
There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Oakland to San Luis Obispo. 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 San Luis Obispo to Oakland.
Which train should you take from Oakland to San Luis Obispo?
2 train services operate from Oakland, California to San Luis Obispo, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 7 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
Where is the train station in Oakland?
There are two stations in Oakland where you can board the train to San Luis Obispo:
- 245 Second St
- Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave
Where is the train station in San Luis Obispo?
San Luis Obispo receives travelers from Oakland at its two active train stations:
- 1011 Railroad Ave
- 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113
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