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from Oakland, CA to San Diego

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Travel Information between Oakland, CA and San Diego

distanceDistance453 miles (731 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$44 - $79
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $44 (€37) • 14 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $79 (€66) • 11 h 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Amtrak

Take a bus or train to travel 453 miles (731 km) to San Diego from Oakland, CA. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Oakland, CA to San Diego.

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FAQs

How do I travel from Oakland, CA to San Diego?

You can travel from Oakland, CA to San Diego 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Oakland, CA to San Diego?

The cheapest way to get from Oakland, CA to San Diego is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $44 (€37) compared to other travel options to San Diego:

A bus is $35 (€29) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Oakland, CA to San Diego costing on average $79 (€66).

What is the fastest way to travel from Oakland, CA to San Diego?

The quickest way to travel between Oakland, CA and San Diego is by train, which takes on average 11 h 49 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to San Diego by bus can take on average 14 h 55 min.

How many miles from Oakland, CA to San Diego would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 453 miles (731 km) between Oakland, CA and San Diego.

How many services a day are there to San Diego from Oakland, CA?

The average frequency per day from Oakland, CA to San Diego is:

  • 1 bus a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to San Diego from Oakland, CA as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Oakland, CA to San Diego, where do I depart from Oakland, CA and where do I arrive in San Diego?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Oakland, CA to San Diego:

    Which travel companies can get me from Oakland, CA to San Diego?

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Oakland, CA to San Diego, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Flixbus can take you to San Diego by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Oakland, CA to San Diego for $44 (€37).
    • Travel with Amtrak to go to San Diego by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Amtrak Oakland, CA to San Diego tickets on Omio for $79 (€66).

    Where should I go next after I travel between Oakland, CA and San Diego?

    Many of our customers who book a trip from Oakland, CA to San Diego often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Los Angeles, Paris or Madrid. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Oakland, CA and San Diego itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between San Diego and any of these top destinations today!

    When should I book a ticket from Oakland, CA to San Diego online to score the best deals?

    Before traveling from Oakland, CA to San Diego, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket costs $44 (€37) one way on average for this route.
    • A train ticket for this route costs on average $79 (€66) one way.

    But we recommend booking Oakland, CA to San Diego tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.