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There are 4 ways to get from Salinas to Oakland by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Salinas Amtrak Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...

$18 - $45

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Train  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Salinas Amtrak Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$30 - $70

Drive  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Salinas to Oakland 99 miles

$9 - $14

Fly  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Monterey (MRY) to San Francisco (SFO) MRY - SFO

$150 - $484

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The cheapest way to get from Salinas to Oakland is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salinas to Oakland is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salinas 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 2 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Salinas Amtrak Station station and arriving at Oakland Jack London Square Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 56 min.

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The distance between Salinas and Oakland is 85 miles. The road distance is 99 miles.

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The best way to get from Salinas to Oakland without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 35 min and costs $18 - $45.

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The bus from Salinas Amtrak Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station takes 2 h 35 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Salinas to Oakland bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Salinas Amtrak Station.

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

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The best way to get from Salinas to Oakland is to bus which takes 2 h 35 min and costs $18 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $70 and takes 2 h 56 min, you could also fly, which costs $150 - $490 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Salinas to Oakland.
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  • Distance: 85.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

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

Amtrak operates a bus from Salinas to Oakland 3 times a day, and the journey takes 2 h 35 min. Greyhound USA also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Salinas to Oakland once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 56 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Monterey to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
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 Salinas Amtrak Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Salinas Amtrak Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
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 Salinas, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45

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The quickest flight from Monterey Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Salinas to Oakland bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Oakland Jack London Square Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Salinas to Oakland is 99 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 43 min to drive from Salinas to Oakland.

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United Airlines offers flights from Monterey Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 596+ hotels available in Oakland. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salinas to Monterey Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 37 min and costs $2 - $4.

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