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The Jack London Square Amtrack Station

train tracks with pedestrian walkway overhead and sign for jack London square

FAQs: About The Jack London Square Amtrack Station

A convenient transportation hub along the Capitol Corridor route, the Jack London Square Amtrak Station in Oakland, California offeres scenic waterfront views and easy access to the Bay Area and beyond.

  • What is the Address?
    The Jack London Square Amtrak Station is situated at 245 Second Street, Oakland, CA 94607, within the Jack London Square district. It's easily accessible and provides convenient access to the surrounding area.

  • Is Parking Available?
    Yes, there's a fee parking lot available for passengers. Parking options and fees may vary, so it's a good idea to check with the station or the official Amtrak website for the most up-to-date information on parking availability and rates. You can also reserve a parking space online from Amtrack's website.

  • What Primary Destinations Does It Serve?
    The station primarily serves Amtrak's Capitol Corridor , a 170-mile route between San Jose and Auburn that also connects nearby the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Martinez, Davis, and Sacramento. Amtrak Thruway buses provide connections to other destinations, and the station is also connected to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system.

  • How Far Are Nearby Cities by Amtrack?

  • Train travel times below are estimates.

    Oakland to Sacramento: 2 hours
    Oakland to Berkeley: 15 minutes
    Oakland to San Jose: 1 hour 15 minutes
    Oakland to Davis: 1 hour 35 minutes
    Oakland to Auburn: 3 hours 10 minutes
    Oakland to Martinez: 45 minutes
    Oakland to Richmond: 20 minutes
    Oakland to Fremont: 35 minutes

  • Where Can I Find Scheduling Info?
    You can visit the official Amtrak website or use the Amtrak mobile app for more information about train schedules, to book tickets, and access other travel-related information.

  • What Station Amenities are Provided?
    The staffed station offers ticketing services, a ticketing kiosk, wheelchair accessibility, waiting areas, bag storage, fee parking, and restrooms. There is a vending machine and a payphone, but no free WiFi. For the most up-to-date local information, please check the Amtrack website.

  • Where Can I Eat Nearby?
    Jack London Square is a foodie haven with tons of great places to eat near the Amtrack station. Here are a few of the closest options within a block or two:

    Farmhouse Kitchen Thai - A modern take on Thai cuisine, offering a unique fusion of traditional flavors and innovative dishes.
    Heinhold's First and Last Chance Saloon - A historic waterfront bar with a quirky, tilted interior and a rich maritime history,
    Noka Ramen - Popular noodle shop known for its flavorful and authentic Japanese ramen dishes.
    Left Bank Brasserie - French restaurant known for its classic bistro fare, wine list, and outdoor patio.

  • How Far is the Station from Fourth Street East?
    The Amtrack station is only a short five minute walk (.2 miles) from modern new luxury apartments at Fourth Street East. Explore the appeal of living in this scenic, historic, and bustling waterfront neighborhood in downtown Oakland.