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How much are train tickets from San Francisco to Berkeley?

Lowest Price$11.50
Fastest Train0h 44m
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San Francisco-Berkeley Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Francisco to Berkeley right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from San Francisco to Berkeley?

While the train is the main method of transportation from San Francisco to Berkeley, 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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from San Francisco to Berkeley?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $11.50 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from San Francisco to Berkeley.

How long is the train journey from San Francisco to Berkeley?

The distance between San Francisco and Berkeley is approximately 10 miles, or 17 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 44 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Berkeley.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from San Francisco to Berkeley are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves San Francisco at 12:00pm and arrives in Berkeley within the hour.

How many trains per day run from San Francisco to Berkeley?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Berkeley to San Francisco.

What train services are there from San Francisco to Berkeley?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Francisco to Berkeley. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10h 44m$11.50

Where is the train station in San Francisco?

There is one train station in San Francisco:

  • 425 Mission St

Where is the train station in Berkeley?

Berkeley has one train station:

  • 700 University Ave under University Ave overpass W of 4th St

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