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Oakland - Vallejo Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 6 daily train trips between Oakland and Vallejo. The average train journey from Oakland to Vallejo takes 2 hours and 23 minutes, but some Amtrak train trips are as short as one hour and 9 minutes.

Distance21 mi (33 km)
Fastest train1h 9m
Lowest price$10.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Oakland to Vallejo?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Oakland to Vallejo was $16.67. This is basically as cheap as train fares can get. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 29 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $2.08 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Monthly avg. prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during May. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Oakland to Vallejo, with the average price at just $13. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in September, when the average price goes up to $19. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Oakland to Vallejo, book online with Wanderu at least 29 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $2.08 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Oakland to Vallejo?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Oakland to Vallejo. However, there are 6 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak62h 23m$18.44
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 6 Amtrak trains from Oakland to Vallejo every day, as well as 11 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $10.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Oakland to Vallejo, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.
The distance between Oakland and Vallejo is approximately 21 miles, or 33 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 9 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains departing from Oakland to Vallejo tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Tuesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Oakland at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Vallejo to Oakland.

City Information

Oakland

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Oakland, CA - OAK-1

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Oakland, CA is a port city that is beginning to step out of the shadow of San Francisco, its neighbor to the west. Every visitor should start their Oakland trip in the downtown area and Old Oakland, the city's historic quarter full of quaint old buildings. While here, don't forget to take a short detour to Oakland's famous Chinatown as well. The African American Museum and Library at Oakland tells the history of Black communities in the area and is definitely worth a stop. For those who would prefer to stay close to nature, Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park's abundance of redwood groves will offer amazing views.

Oakland's food scene is vibrant and diverse, with a wide range of offerings for all budgets. Enssaro is a popular local name with mid-range dishes that will whet your appetite. For an excellent haute-cuisine dinner, head towards The Wolf.

It's easy to get around the Bay Area on local public transit (called the BART, for Bay Area Rapid Transit). Getting to Oakland from further afield is also a breeze thanks to many intercity bus routes in the area and Amtrak's Capitol Corridor train, which stops in Oakland. Flights arrive at the Oakland International Airport, but several additional airport options in the larger Bay Area are also available.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Oakland?

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Main departure station: 245 Second St

The Jack London Station in Oakland opened in 1995, replacing 16th Street Station, which was extensively damaged in the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. The station was named after the famous writer Jack London, as he spent much of his life in the area. It is a contemporary glass and stone structure located on the easternmost corner of Jack London Square. The square, which fronts a natural estuary leading to San Francisco Bay, was formerly the hub of Oakland's port activities, connecting the maritime and agricultural sectors. It is still an active and bustling waterfront today. Amtrak's Capitol Corridor, Coast Starlight, and San Joaquins trains serve the station. It is the 10th busiest of Amtrak's 74 California stops, boarding or de-boarding an average of 1,142 people per day.

All train stations in Oakland:

  • 245 Second St

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

Where is the train station in Vallejo?

Main arrival station: Vallejo Transit Center

Vallejo receives travelers from Oakland at its two active train stations.

All train stations in Vallejo:

  • Vallejo Transit Center

  • Hwy 37 and Fairgrounds Dr

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