Cheap train tickets from Oakland to South Lake Tahoe

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How much are train tickets from Oakland to South Lake Tahoe?

Lowest Price$55.00
Fastest4h 25m
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Overall score for Oakland to South Lake Tahoe
4.5
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
2.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
William
4.0
September 19, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Over all it's easy and nice. Both train and bus has bathroom.
Cons
1. At train station it's very confusing to find the correct track to get on train. 2. Bus seats are very narrow/small
Tips
Need to arrive early to find some strain station staff to ask which track to wait for train. From Sac to Tahoe some area the road is under construction, expect some waiting time(adds together total 40-60minites)
Alexander
5.0
June 14, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The comfort and ease of travel
Cons
Amtrak was a bit late.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Oakland to South Lake Tahoe?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Oakland to South Lake Tahoe 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 South Lake Tahoe was $55.00. 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 South Lake Tahoe?

The distance between Oakland and South Lake Tahoe is approximately 147.03 miles, or 236.57 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 4 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 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 South Lake Tahoe?

On Tuesday trains from Oakland to South Lake Tahoe 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Oakland to South Lake Tahoe

Typically there are 3 schedules to compare for your trip to South Lake Tahoe. One train carrier operates regular service on the Oakland to South Lake Tahoe route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Oakland to South Lake Tahoe, usually offering 3 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Oakland to South Lake Tahoe, 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.

One train company connects Oakland to South Lake Tahoe

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Oakland to South Lake Tahoe start from $55.00, and on average cost $55.00. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to South Lake Tahoe. Amtrak in Oakland leaves from 245 Second St and one other station. And in South Lake Tahoe trains arrive at Transp Ctr and one other train station.

From Oakland to South Lake Tahoe train travel on Amtrak takes 4 hours and 42 minutes. If you are looking to get to South Lake Tahoe faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 25 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $55.00 for a one-way train ticket to South Lake Tahoe.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 42m
Avg. Price
$55.00

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to South Lake Tahoe 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 South Lake Tahoe. 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 South Lake Tahoe:
  • Transp Ctr
  • South Y Transit Ctr - 1000 Emerald Bay Rd