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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from San Jose to Oakland?

Lowest Price$16.00
Fastest Train0h 53m
Trains Per Day10
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Jose to Oakland 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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 Jose to Oakland?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from San Jose to Oakland. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

What is the price of a train ticket from San Jose to Oakland?

In the last month, $16.35 was the average price of a train ticket from San Jose, CA to Oakland, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.12 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from San Jose to Oakland?

The distance between San Jose and Oakland is approximately 38 miles, or 62 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 53 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Oakland.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from San Jose to Oakland are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs San Jose at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from San Jose to Oakland?

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 8 of these are direct connections to Oakland. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Oakland to San Jose. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Jose to Oakland for $12.00.

Which train should you take from San Jose to Oakland?

There are 3 train lines with service from San Jose, California to Oakland, California. Amtrak Capitol Corridor is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 8 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak25h 10m$22.02
Amtrak Capitol Corridor80h 56m$16.24
Amtrak Coast Starlight11h 1m$16.55

Where is the train station in San Jose?

There is one train station in San Jose:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

Where is the train station in Oakland?

Oakland receives travelers from San Jose at its two active train stations:

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

Price trends for trains from San Jose to Oakland

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10OctNov

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

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