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San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA by train

The journey from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA by train is 455.16 mi and takes 22 hr 41 min. There are 2 connections per day, with the first departure at 4:10 AM and the last at 9:10 PM. It is possible to travel from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA by train for as little as $114.90 or as much as $177.65. The best price for this journey is $114.90.

Lowest Price$114.90
Journey Duration22 hr 41 min
Connection per Day2
Lowest Price$114.90
Highest Price$177.65
First Departure4:10 AM
Last Departure9:10 PM
Distance455.16 mi
DepartureSan Diego, CA
ArrivalOakland, CA
CarriersAmtrak

San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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What's the best way to get from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA?

The prices for train tickets from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA will cost $114.90. The average train ticket price is approximately $133.15. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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On average, you can expect to spend around $133.15 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA.

How much time will it take to go from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA by train?

The average journey time is 22 hr 41 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 455.16 mi from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA to take longer than 22 hr 41 min. In order to get from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between San Diego, CA and Oakland, CA will complete the journey in 16 hr 56 min. On average, it will take you about 22 hr 41 min to travel the 455.16 mi between San Diego, CA and Oakland, CA.

When traveling from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA by train, which stations can I use?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart San Diego, CA from the following stations: San Diego (Balboa Park),San Diego, CA - Old Town,San Diego (Downtown - Seaport),San Diego CA - Santa Fe Depot (SAN). Arriving at Oakland, CA, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: West Oakland BART,Oakland International Airport (OAK). Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Oakland, CA.

How many journeys from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA take place each day?

On average, there are 2 daily departures from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 0 departures from San Diego, CA which travel directly to Oakland, CA. There are 2 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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The cheapest San Diego, CA - Oakland, CA train tickets can be found for as low as $35.60 if you’re lucky, or $96.16 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $268.75.

Find the best day to travel to Oakland, CA by train

When travelling to Oakland, CA by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
51.28kg
Bus
54.94kg
Flight
146.5kg
Car
117.2kg
What are the CO2 emissions from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between San Diego, CA and Oakland, CA are 51.28kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between San Diego, CA and Oakland, CA? By taking the train between San Diego, CA and Oakland, CA you will save 95.22kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 3.66kg compared to a bus and 65.92kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA?
A train ticket from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA is $133.15. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $114.90.
What's the cheapest train ticket from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA is $114.90. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between San Diego, CA and Oakland, CA by train?
San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA is 455.16 mi.
How long does the train between San Diego, CA and Oakland, CA take?
San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA is on average 22 hr 41 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 16 hr 56 min.
How many train connections per day go from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA?
San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA has 2 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA leave?
The earliest train from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA departs at 4:10 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA depart?
The latest train from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA departs at 9:10 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $114.90 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA by train?
The fastest journey time by train between San Diego, CA and Oakland, CA is 16 hr 56 min.
Is there a direct train from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA?
Yes, there is a direct train between San Diego, CA and Oakland, CA.
What are the CO2 emissions for San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA by train?
The train journey from San Diego, CA to Oakland, CA creates 51.28kg of CO2 emissions.

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