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Boston to Oakland train - cost & duration

Cheapest price$232.00
Shortest Duration79h 0m
Trips per day11
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How to book cheap Boston to Oakland train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Boston to Oakland is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Boston to Oakland were $280.67. By booking 1 days out, tickets are on average $59.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Boston to Oakland by train is at 12:00 PM on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 9:00 PM on Wednesday 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.

Amtrak from Boston to Oakland has the most daily schedules

On average there are 11 train trips per day. Amtrak has the most options for departures from Boston to Oakland, with an average of 11 trips per day and 71 monthly trips. One train carrier currently travels from Boston to Oakland. Of the 11 trips there are 0 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Bus from Boston to Oakland starts at $192.00.

1 carriers offer Boston to Oakland train trips


Book Amtrak from Boston to Oakland from $232.00. There are 11 Amtrak schedules from Boston to Oakland and you can expect on average to pay $343.26 for a Amtrak ticket to Oakland. In Boston, Amtrak departs to Oakland from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and 1 other station. In Oakland, Amtrak arrives at 245 Second St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from Boston to Oakland takes 84 hours and 51 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Oakland in 79 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 12 trips per day and you could expect to pay $395.97 for a weekend getaway trip to Oakland.

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Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have train departures from Boston. Most train trips to Oakland will depart from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St, South Station.
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station
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 Boston.
  • 245 Second St
  • Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave