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Pasadena - Oakland Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 3 daily train trips between Pasadena and Oakland. The average train journey from Pasadena to Oakland takes 10 hours and 14 minutes, but some Amtrak train trips are as short as 9 hours and 33 minutes.

Distance342 mi (551 km)
Fastest train9h 33m
Lowest price$48.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Pasadena to Oakland?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Pasadena and Oakland cost $54.50, on average. Booking your trip at least 25 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $19.85 more.

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30JulJul

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Pasadena to Oakland is expected to fluctuate between $53 and $77 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Oakland in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Pasadena is $61.

Monthly avg. prices

$75$60$45$30$15ASONDJFMAMJJ
You can find the lowest prices on this route during March. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Pasadena to Oakland, with the average price at just $55. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in December, when the average price goes up to $70. 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

$75$60$45$30$153020100

Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Pasadena to Oakland. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 25 days before departure, you can save around $19.85. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Pasadena to Oakland?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Pasadena to Oakland. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak310h 15m$68.92
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Pasadena to Oakland every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $48.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Pasadena to Oakland, 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 Pasadena and Oakland is approximately 342 miles, or 551 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 33 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.

Trains departing from Pasadena to Oakland 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 Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Pasadena at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00pm. 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 3 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 Oakland to Pasadena.

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 Pasadena?

Main departure station: Pasadena Hilton Hotel - 168 S Los Robles Ave

There is one train station in Pasadena.

All train stations in Pasadena:

  • Pasadena Hilton Hotel - 168 S Los Robles Ave

Where is the train station in Oakland?

245 Second St  - OAKAMT-0

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246 Second St  - OAKAMT-1

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Main arrival 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

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