Cheap Oakland to Santa Cruz  train tickets

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How much are Oakland to Santa Cruz train tickets?

Lowest Price$23.00
Fastest2h 20m
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How to find cheap train tickets from Oakland to Santa Cruz ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Oakland to Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz was $23.68. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 22 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $0.04 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 journey from Oakland to Santa Cruz ? How far is Oakland to Santa Cruz ?

The distance between Oakland to Santa Cruz is 58.90 miles or 94.76 km. A train trip from Oakland to Santa Cruz typically takes 2 hours and 54 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Cruz faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 2 hours and 20 minutes to get from Oakland to Santa Cruz.

Getting to Santa Cruz from Oakland by train typically takes under three hours. A day trip to Santa Cruz from Oakland is fairly easy to do with plenty of time to see the sights in Santa Cruz and still get back at a reasonable time in the evening.

On Monday trains from Oakland to Santa Cruz 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 Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Oakland to Santa Cruz

Typically there are 18 schedules to compare for your trip to Santa Cruz. One train carrier operates regular service on the Oakland to Santa Cruz route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Oakland to Santa Cruz, usually offering 18 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Oakland to Santa Cruz, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Oakland to Santa Cruz, which start at $14.00.

One train carrier connects Oakland to Santa Cruz

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Oakland to Santa Cruz start from $23.00, and on average cost $23.69. Daily there are 18 Amtrak schedules to Santa Cruz. Amtrak in Oakland leaves from 245 Second St and one other station. And in Santa Cruz trains arrive at Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave,

From Oakland to Santa Cruz train travel on Amtrak takes 2 hours and 54 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Cruz faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 20 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 20 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $23.66 for a one-way train ticket to Santa Cruz.

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Avg. Time
2h 54m
Avg. Price
$23.69

Plan your next adventure:

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Santa Cruz that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in Oakland serving this route is 245 Second St, Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave.
  • 245 Second St
  • Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave
There is one train station where trains arrive in Santa Cruz from Oakland., The busiest departure station in Oakland serving this route is Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave.
  • Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave