Oakland to Benicia Travel Information

Cheapest Way Train — $10
Fastest Way Train — 18min
Eco-Friendly Way Train — 4 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — train, bus and by car
Distance 18 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
$10 · 46min · 9 lb of CO2
+3 more options
$13 · 1h 7min · 7 lb of CO2
Oakland to Vallejo
+3 more options
$2 · 26min · 6 lb of CO2
Oakland to Benicia

Drive from Oakland to Benicia

It's 18 miles between Oakland to Benicia. On a typical day, it might take between 26min and 28min from Oakland to Benicia under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 29min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Benicia by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $2.

What is the best way to travel from Oakland to Benicia?

The are 7 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Oakland to Benicia. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the train out of OKJ towards MTZ, as it is the cheapest to Benicia. It's common to find tickets for as low as $9. Amtrak operates from Oakland to Benicia, so you book your trip with them! Take the train, it is cheaper and more comfortable than the bus!

When to book trip from Oakland to Benicia?

Amtrak offers limited service between Benicia and Oakland.We recommend booking the trip to Benicia about one week in advance. Though you might be able to find and book a ticket from Oakland the day of, it is best to do this earlier as to be sure you have a seat to Benicia. There is usually no need to book these sort of trips from Oakland to Benicia in advance. Rideshares should be available on demand all hours of the day.

Is the train or the bus better from Oakland to Benicia CA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Oakland to Benicia. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Benicia is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Oakland/Benicia buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Oakland is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Oakland CA and Benicia during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Oakland to Benicia? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Benicia traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Benicia is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Oakland to Benicia?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Oakland to Benicia is by train. The train costs $10 roughly and will take 46 minutes.

How long does it take from Oakland to Benicia by car?

The total distance between Oakland and Benicia is 18 miles and will take you about 26 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $2.

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak Amtrak from Oakland to Benicia
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