Cheap train tickets from Tacoma to Oakland

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How much are train tickets from Tacoma to Oakland?

Lowest Price$87.00
Fastest21h 58m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Tacoma to Oakland?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Tacoma 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 Tacoma to Oakland was $101.67. 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 Tacoma to Oakland?

The distance between Tacoma and Oakland is approximately 653.26 miles, or 1051.05 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 22 hours and 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 21 hours and 58 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 Tacoma to Oakland?

On Sunday trains from Tacoma 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 Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Tacoma to Oakland

Typically there are 3 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 Tacoma to Oakland, usually offering 2 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.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Tacoma to Oakland, which start at $89.00.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Tacoma to Oakland

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Tacoma to Oakland start from $109.00, and on average cost $134.95. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Oakland. Amtrak in Tacoma leaves from 1001 Puyallup Ave, And in Oakland trains arrive at 245 Second St and one other train station.

From Tacoma to Oakland train travel on Amtrak takes 22 hours and 45 minutes. If you are looking to get to Oakland faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 21 hours and 58 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $121.83 for a one-way train ticket to Oakland.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
22h 45m
Avg. Price
$134.95

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Tacoma to Oakland start from $87.00, and on average cost $115.00. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Oakland. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Tacoma leaves from 1001 Puyallup Ave, And in Oakland trains arrive at 245 Second St,

From Tacoma to Oakland train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 21 hours and 59 minutes. If you are looking to get to Oakland faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 21 hours and 58 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 $87.00 for a one-way weekend reservation from Tacoma.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
21h 59m
Avg. Price
$115.00

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Tacoma on their way to Oakland. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Tacoma are:
  • 1001 Puyallup Ave
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