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There are 6 ways to get from Sunnyvale to Oakland by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 7 min

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

$27 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to Daly City BART-Bay 3 Ecr

$7 - $14

4 alternative options

Line 522 bus, bus  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the line 522 bus from El Camino & Hollenbeck to Santa Clara & Montgomery 22 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6774 / ...

$13 - $28

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sunnyvale to Oakland 43.2 miles

$240 - $290

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Sunnyvale to Oakland 43.2 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  46 min

  1. Take an Uber from Sunnyvale to Oakland 43.2 miles

$65 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Sunnyvale to Oakland is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sunnyvale to Oakland is to taxi which costs $240 - $290 and takes 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sunnyvale to Oakland. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Hollenbeck and arriving at Oakland, Ca via San Jose, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sunnyvale to Oakland station. However, there are services departing from Sunnyvale Caltrain and arriving at Oakland Jack London Square Station via Santa Clara Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 7 min.

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The distance between Sunnyvale and Oakland is 33 miles. The road distance is 43.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Sunnyvale to Oakland without a car is to train which takes 2 h 7 min and costs $26 - $50.

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It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to get from Sunnyvale to Oakland, including transfers.

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Sunnyvale to Oakland bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, depart from El Camino & Hollenbeck station.

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

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The best way to get from Sunnyvale to Oakland is to train which takes 2 h 7 min and costs $26 - $50. Alternatively, you can line 522 bus and bus, which costs $13 - $29 and takes 2 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Sunnyvale to Oakland.
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  • Distance: 32.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 7 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Sunnyvale to Oakland every 4 hours. Tickets cost $23 - $45 and the journey takes 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sunnyvale to Oakland via Santa Clara & Montgomery and San Jose, Ca in around 2 h 56 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 Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
57 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
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from El Camino & Hollenbeck to Santa Clara & Montgomery
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 to Daly City BART-Bay 3
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 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 Sunnyvale to Oakland
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$65 - $90
UberX
$65 - $90
WAV
$65 - $90
UberXL
$100 - $130
Select
$140 - $180
Black
$190 - $240
Black SUV
$210 - $270
Taxi from Sunnyvale to Oakland
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$240 - $290
Lucky 7 Cab
Phone
+1 408-347-0777
Website
lucky7cab.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sunnyvale to Oakland is 43 miles. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Sunnyvale to Oakland.

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There are 604+ hotels available in Oakland. Prices start at $108 USD per night.

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