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Chicago to Oakland train - cost & duration

Cheapest price$173.00
Shortest Duration53h 0m
Trips per day6
train carriers1
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How to book cheap Chicago to Oakland train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Chicago to Oakland is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Chicago to Oakland were $194.67. By booking 11 days out, tickets are on average $168.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from Chicago to Oakland?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Oakland by train is at 2:00 PM on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 1:00 PM on Monday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Chicago. Most train trips to Oakland will depart from Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
Train trips arrive in Oakland at 2 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. 245 Second St, Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave are the main train stations in Oakland for trips arriving from Chicago.
  • 245 Second St
  • Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave