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How much are train tickets from Portland to Oakland?

Lowest Price$75.00
Fastest Train18h 10m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1
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Price trends for trains from Portland to Oakland

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30AugAug

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Portland, OR to Oakland, CA
4.5
Based on 4 reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.0
Condition
4.0
Concepcion
3.0
July 31, 2019Vacation
Pros
It was an experience, we thought the views would be nice but we won't repeat it.
Cons
It was very cold, the air conditioning was on the whole night. Many people came with sleeping bags and blankets, we didn't know that we needed them, so we were cold during the whole trip, especially during the night.
Tips
Bring blankets!!!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Portland 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.

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

In the last month, $75.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Portland, OR to Oakland, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $19.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Portland to Oakland?

The distance between Portland and Oakland is approximately 534 miles, or 859 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 18 hours and 10 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Portland to Oakland are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Tuesday 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 Portland at 2:00pm and arrives in Oakland around 18 hours later.

How many trains per day run from Portland to Oakland?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Oakland with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Oakland to Portland. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Portland to Oakland for $96.00.

What train services are there from Portland to Oakland?

Amtrak Coast Starlight is the one and only train line which connects Portland, Oregon to Oakland, California. 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
Amtrak Coast Starlight118h 10m$77.07

Where is the train station in Portland?

There is one train station in Portland:

  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave

Where is the train station in Oakland?

Oakland has one train station:

  • 245 Second St

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