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There are 6 ways to get from Seattle to Oakland by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Oakland  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Oakland (OAK) SEA - OAK

$102 - $274

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Bus  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Sacramento, Ca 1431 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca 8309 / ...

$89 - $219

4 alternative options

Fly to San Francisco  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to San Francisco (SFO) SEA - SFO

$100 - $263

Fly to San Jose, train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to San Jose (SJC) SEA - SJC
  2. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station

$113 - $293

Train  •  22 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$120 - $350

Drive  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Oakland 808 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Oakland is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Oakland is to fly which costs $100 - $280 and takes 4 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Oakland. However, there are services departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Oakland, Ca via Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Seattle King Street Station station and arriving at Oakland Jack London Square Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22 h 50 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Oakland is 681 miles. The road distance is 808 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Oakland without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 30 min and costs $85 - $220.

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It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Seattle to Oakland, including transfers.

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Seattle to Oakland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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Seattle to Oakland train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Oakland is to fly which takes 4 h 9 min and costs $100 - $280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 20 h 30 min, you could also train, which costs $120 - $350 and takes 22 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Oakland.
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  • Distance: 681.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Oakland, CA, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Seattle to Oakland hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seattle to Oakland via Sacramento, Ca in around 20 h 30 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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 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
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
22 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
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 Seattle, Wa to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Oakland is 808 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 45 min to drive from Seattle to Oakland.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Seattle Airport to Oakland Airport.

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Book your Seattle to Oakland bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 607+ hotels available in Oakland. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 31 min and costs $2 - $4.

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