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from San Diego to Oakland, CA

You can get from San Diego to Oakland, CA by train, bus or flight.

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Travel Information between San Diego and Oakland, CA

distanceDistance453 miles (731 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$65 - $65
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $65 (€54) • 10 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAmtrak or Amtrak

Take a bus or train to travel 453 miles (731 km) from San Diego to Oakland, CA. A bus is best for those looking to save money on this route, with tickets costing about $65 (€54). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Amtrak or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from San Diego to Oakland, CA.

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FAQs

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

There are 2 travel options from San Diego to Oakland, CA: bus or train.

How do I get from San Diego to Oakland, CA the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Oakland, CA is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $65 (€54) compared to other travel options to Oakland, CA:

A bus is generally $1 (€1) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $65 (€54) from San Diego to Oakland, CA.

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

The fastest way from San Diego to Oakland, CA is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 41 min.

There are alternative travel options to Oakland, CA that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 10 h 15 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 12 h 25 min   of travel time.

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

Oakland, CA is approximately 453 miles (731 km) away from San Diego.

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

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

  • 1 bus per day.

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

Where do I depart from San Diego? Where do I arrive in Oakland, CA?

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

    Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from San Diego to Oakland, CA?

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from San Diego to Oakland, CA:

    • You can take a bus from San Diego to Oakland, CA with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for $65 (€54) with Amtrak from San Diego to Oakland, CA.
    • You can travel from San Diego to Oakland, CA by train with Amtrak. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $65 (€54) with Amtrak from San Diego to Oakland, CA.

    Where should I go next after I travel to Oakland, CA from San Diego?

    Your trip from San Diego to Oakland, CA doesn't have to end in Oakland, CA. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Paris or London. If you’d like to add Barcelona, Paris or London to your San Diego to Oakland, CA tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Oakland, CA today!

    How early should I book San Diego to Oakland, CA tickets online to score the best deals?

    When planning your trip from San Diego to Oakland, CA, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets cost $65 (€54) one way on average.
    • Train tickets are costing $65 (€54) one way on average.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from San Diego to Oakland, CA online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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