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There are 4 ways to get from Oakland to Gilroy by bus, train, subway or car

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Bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Gilroy, Ca 6781 / ...

$14 - $35

Cheapest option

BART, bus  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the BART from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station Orange
  2. Take the bus from 2Nd & Santa Clara to Gilroy Caltrain Station 68 / ...

$7 - $12

2 alternative options

Train, Caltrain  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Santa Clara Amtrak Capitol Corridor
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain Limited / ...

$30 - $53

Drive  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Oakland to Gilroy 71.5 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Oakland to Gilroy is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oakland to Gilroy is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Oakland, Ca and arriving at Gilroy, Ca. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Oakland station to Gilroy. However, there are services departing from Oakland Jack London Square Station and arriving at Gilroy Caltrain via Santa Clara Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

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The distance between Oakland and Gilroy is 68 miles. The road distance is 71.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Oakland to Gilroy without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 15 min and costs $14 - $35.

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The bus from Oakland, Ca to Gilroy, Ca takes 2 h 15 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Oakland to Gilroy is to bus which takes 2 h 15 min and costs $14 - $35. Alternatively, you can train and Caltrain, which costs $30 - $55 and takes 2 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Oakland to Gilroy.
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  • Distance: 67.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Oakland to Gilroy every 4 hours. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Oakland to Gilroy via Santa Clara Amtrak and Santa Clara Caltrain in around 2 h 59 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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to Gilroy Caltrain
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
caltrain.com
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bart.gov
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 Oakland, Ca to Gilroy, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from 2Nd & Santa Clara to Gilroy Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Website
vta.org
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from E San Fernando / 1st Street to Monterey / Gilroy Train Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$0 - $2
Schedules at
mst.org

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

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Oakland to Gilroy train services, operated by Caltrain, arrive at Gilroy Caltrain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oakland to Gilroy is 71 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 14 min to drive from Oakland to Gilroy.

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Book your Oakland to Gilroy bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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