There are 7 ways to get from Santa Clara to Oakland by train, bus, subway, taxi, car, towncar or bike

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Recommended option

Train  •  56 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Capitol Corridor

$23 - $45

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Line 22 bus, bus, BART  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 22 bus from El Camino & Lincoln to Palo Alto Caltrain Station 22
  2. Take the bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to El Camino Real & Linden Ave Ecr
  3. Take the BART from Millbrae BART Station to 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station

$11 - $17

5 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6774 / ...

$13 - $26

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Clara to Oakland 41.1 miles

$230 - $280

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Santa Clara to Oakland 41.1 miles

$4 - $6

Uber  •  44 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Clara to Oakland 41.1 miles

$65 - $85

Bikeshare  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Cycle from San Pedro St At Hedding St to Frank H Ogawa Plaza 46.1 miles

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Clara to Oakland. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Jefferson and arriving at Oakland, Ca via San Jose, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Santa Clara Amtrak and arriving at Oakland Jack London Square Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 56 min.

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The distance between Santa Clara and Oakland is 36 miles. The road distance is 41.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Clara to Oakland without a car is to train which takes 56 min and costs .

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The train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station takes 56 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Santa Clara to Oakland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Jose, Ca station.

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Santa Clara to Oakland train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Santa Clara Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Santa Clara to Oakland is to train which takes 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 49 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Santa Clara to Oakland.
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  • Distance: 35.8 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

What companies run services between Santa Clara, CA, USA and Oakland, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Santa Clara to Oakland every 4 hours. Tickets cost $23 - $45 and the journey takes 56 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Santa Clara to Oakland every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $24 and the journey takes 1 h 15 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
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
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Millbrae BART Station to 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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 San Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Lincoln to Palo Alto Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
vta.org
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to El Camino Real & Linden Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Other operators
Uber San Francisco Bay Area
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Clara to Oakland
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$65 - $85
UberX
$65 - $85
WAV
$65 - $85
UberXL
$95 - $120
Select
$130 - $170
Black
$180 - $230
Black SUV
$200 - $260
Ford GoBike
Phone
+1 855-480-2453
Website
fordgobike.com
Bike from San Pedro St At Hedding St to Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
Frequency
On demand
More information at
fordgobike.com
Taxi from Santa Clara to Oakland
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$230 - $280
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Clara to Oakland is 41 miles. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Santa Clara to Oakland.

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