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There are 11 ways to get from New York to Oakland by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly Newark to San Francisco  •  8h 39m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to San Francisco (SFO) EWR - SFO

$145 - $392

Cheapest option

Fly Newark to Sacramento, train  •  11h 18m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Sacramento (SMF) EWR - SMF
  2. Take the train from Sacramento to Oakland

$135 - $650

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Fly New York JFK to San Francisco  •  8h 52m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to San Francisco (SFO) JFK - SFO

$140 - $382

Fly Newark to Oakland  •  9h 46m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Oakland (OAK) EWR - OAK

$205 - $442

Fly New York JFK to San Jose, BART  •  10h 13m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to San Jose (SJC) JFK - SJC
  2. Take the BART from Milpitas BART Station to 12th Street / Oakland City Center BART Station

$170 - $412

Train to Philadelphia, fly to San Francisco  •  9h 54m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Francisco (SFO) PHL - SFO

$144 - $349

Train to Baltimore, fly to Oakland  •  9h 59m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Oakland (OAK) BWI - OAK

$185 - $516

Bus, train  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Chicago Nyc
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Emeryville California Zephyr

$267 - $408

Train  •  3 days 0h

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Emeryville California Zephyr

$308 - $436

Bus  •  3 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from New York to Los Angeles "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Oakland "Greyhound"

$323 - $439

Drive  •  45h 18m

  1. Drive from New York to Oakland 2916.5 miles

$280 - $420

New York to Oakland by train

The train journey time between New York and Oakland is around 3 days 3h and covers a distance of around 3378 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3 days 3h. Operated by Amtrak, the New York to Oakland train service departs from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arrives in Emeryville. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3 days 3h
Fastest train time:
3 days 3h
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$308
Carbon emissions:
285 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
15:40
Last train departs at:
15:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Oakland train schedules

New York → Oakland
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The cheapest way to get from New York to Oakland is to train and fly which costs $140 - $350 and takes 9h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Oakland is to fly which costs $140 - $400 and takes 8h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Oakland. However, there are services departing from New York and arriving at Oakland via Los Angeles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 3h.

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No, there is no direct train from New York to Oakland. However, there are services departing from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arriving at Emeryville via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 0h.

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The distance between New York and Oakland is 2572 miles. The road distance is 2916.5 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Oakland without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 days 20h and costs $260 - $410.

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It takes approximately 8h 39m to get from New York to Oakland, including transfers.

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New York to Oakland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York station.

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New York to Oakland train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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The best way to get from New York to Oakland is to fly which takes 8h 39m and costs $140 - $400. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $300 - $440 and takes 3 days 0h, you could also bus, which costs $320 - $440 and takes 3 days 3h.

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Map of how to get from New York to Oakland.
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  • Distance: 2572.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 39m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Oakland, CA, USA?

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and four other airlines fly from New York to Oakland every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from New York to Oakland via Chicago Union Station in around 3 days 0h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Newark to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Newark to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Newark to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Newark to Sacramento via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Newark to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Newark to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Newark to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Newark to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Newark to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Newark to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Newark to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
11h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Milpitas BART Station to 12th Street / Oakland City Center BART Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
bart.gov
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $85
Train from Sacramento to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29
Train from Chicago Union Station to Emeryville
Ave. Duration
2 days 4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Premium
$550 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$450 - $700
Business Seat
$490 - $700
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$55 - $120
Business Class Seat
$90 - $170
Bus operators
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Chicago
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $100
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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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 days 16h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$270 - $380
Flexible
$380 - $550
Bus from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $110

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 6h 8m.

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New York to Oakland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Oakland station.

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Oakland is 3h behind New York. It is currently 7:43 AM in New York and 4:43 AM in Oakland.

New York to Oakland train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Emeryville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Oakland is 2916 miles. It takes approximately 45h 18m to drive from New York to Oakland.

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JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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