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There are 3 ways to get from Merced to Oakland by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Merced, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6834

$18 - $45

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Train  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Merced Amtrak Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station San Joaquins

$35 - $85

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Merced to Oakland 120 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Merced to Oakland is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Merced to Oakland is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Merced, Ca and arriving at Oakland, Ca. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Merced Amtrak Station station and arriving at Oakland Jack London Square Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 8 min.

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The distance between Merced and Oakland is 105 miles. The road distance is 120 miles.

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The best way to get from Merced to Oakland without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 5 min and costs $18 - $45.

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The bus from Merced, Ca to Oakland, Ca takes 3 h 5 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Merced to Oakland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Merced, Ca station.

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Merced to Oakland train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Merced Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Merced to Oakland is to bus which takes 3 h 5 min and costs $18 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $85 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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  • Distance: 104.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

What companies run services between Merced, CA, USA and Oakland, CA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Merced to Oakland twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Merced to Oakland 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 3 h 8 min.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Merced Amtrak Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Merced, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45

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Merced to Oakland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Oakland, Ca station.

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Merced to Oakland train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Oakland Jack London Square Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Merced to Oakland is 120 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to drive from Merced to Oakland.

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