Cheap San Diego to Oakland  train tickets

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How much are San Diego to Oakland train tickets?

Lowest Price$71.00
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Daily Schedules23
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How to find cheap train tickets from San Diego to Oakland ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Diego to Oakland 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 San Diego to Oakland was $80.33. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 0 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $0.00 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 San Diego to Oakland ? How far is San Diego to Oakland ?

The distance between San Diego to Oakland is 454.76 miles or 731.68 km. A train trip from San Diego to Oakland typically takes 14 hours, If you are looking to get to Oakland faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 12 hours and 25 minutes to get from San Diego to Oakland.

Going from San Diego to Oakland by train takes over 14 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Monday trains from San Diego to Oakland 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 San Diego to Oakland

Typically there are 23 schedules to compare for your trip to Oakland. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Diego to Oakland route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Diego to Oakland, usually offering 23 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Diego to Oakland, 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 San Diego to Oakland, which start at $31.00.

One train carrier connects San Diego to Oakland

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Diego to Oakland start from $71.00, and on average cost $81.38. Daily there are 23 Amtrak schedules to Oakland. Amtrak in San Diego leaves from 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other station. And in Oakland trains arrive at 245 Second St and one other train station.

From San Diego to Oakland train travel on Amtrak takes 13 hours and 59 minutes. If you are looking to get to Oakland faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 12 hours and 0 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 29 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $78.15 for a one-way train ticket to Oakland.

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Avg. Time
13h 59m
Avg. Price
$81.38

Plan your next adventure:

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Oakland that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in San Diego serving this route is 1050 Kettner Blvd, 4005 Taylor St.
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Oakland. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in San Diego 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