Cheap train tickets from San Luis Obispo to Oakland

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How much are train tickets from San Luis Obispo to Oakland?

Lowest Price$34.00
Fastest4h 39m
Daily Schedules16
train companies2
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How do you find cheap train tickets from San Luis Obispo to Oakland?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Luis Obispo 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 Luis Obispo to Oakland was $45.72. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 22 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $1.01 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 ride from San Luis Obispo to Oakland?

The distance between San Luis Obispo and Oakland is approximately 195.95 miles, or 315.27 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 7 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 39 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from San Luis Obispo to Oakland?

On Monday trains from San Luis Obispo 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 Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between San Luis Obispo to Oakland

Typically there are 16 schedules to compare for your trip to Oakland. On the route to Oakland 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Luis Obispo to Oakland, usually offering 15 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Oakland with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from San Luis Obispo to Oakland

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Luis Obispo to Oakland start from $45.00, and on average cost $45.96. Daily there are 15 Amtrak schedules to Oakland. Amtrak in San Luis Obispo leaves from 1011 Railroad Ave and one other station. And in Oakland trains arrive at 245 Second St and one other train station.

From San Luis Obispo to Oakland train travel on Amtrak takes 7 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to Oakland faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 39 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 18 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $45.80 for a one-way train ticket to Oakland.

Restroom
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Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 34m
Avg. Price
$45.96

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from San Luis Obispo to Oakland start from $34.00, and on average cost $48.88. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Oakland. Amtrak Coast Starlight in San Luis Obispo leaves from 1011 Railroad Ave, And in Oakland trains arrive at 245 Second St,

From San Luis Obispo to Oakland train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 5 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Oakland faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 39 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Oakland on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Coast Starlight scheduled trip per day, which will cost $51.61 for a one-way weekend reservation from San Luis Obispo.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 50m
Avg. Price
$48.88

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.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in San Luis Obispo are:
  • 1011 Railroad Ave
  • 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113
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. These are the busiest arriving stations in Oakland:
  • 245 Second St
  • Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave