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How to get from Oakland Airport to Napa Valley

Napa Valley is one of the most famous wine countries in the world. Located just north of San Francisco in California, Napa is filled with rolling hills, quaint hotels and sprawling vineyards as far as the eye can see. Be sure to sample the gourmet food and wine at the Oxbow Public Market and check out the famous vintage locomotive, the Napa Valley Wine Train. 

There are two different forms of transportation from Oakland airport to Napa; taxi or bus. Taking an Oakland airport taxi is the quickest way to travel as the journey time is just 1 hour and 30 minutes, and the cost is around $110 (€112). If you’re taking the bus, it will take around 2 hours to reach Napa, as it isn’t direct but will cost just $15.80 (€16) for a one-way tri,p.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €112 90min 24/7
Bus €32 120min 05:45–18:45

How to get from Oakland Airport to Napa Valley by Taxi

The quickest and most convenient way to travel from Oakland airport to Napa Valley is to take a taxi. The journey time in an Oakland airport taxi is an impressive 1 hour and 30 minutes, and you will be charged around $110 (€112), using a taximeter to calculate your exact fare. 

How much is a taxi shuttle from Oakland Airport to Napa?

The cost of a taxi shuttle from Oakland airport to Napa will be around $110 (€112). However, this is subject to change, as the local drivers don’t offer fixed rate fares for their services. 

If you’d prefer to take an Oakland airport taxi with a fixed rate you will know in advance, we suggest pre-booking with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

$110 (€112)

Trip Duration

1 Hr 30 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available all day, every day at Oakland Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Oakland Airport?

The taxi ranks are located right outside the arrivals hall doors at Terminals 1 and 2 at Oakland airport and are available 24/7.

Convenience

Taking a taxi is the only direct way to travel from Oakland airport to Napa with no stress. You won’t have to wait for public transport or try to navigate the bus and train stations. Plus, you can travel with the peace of mind that your loved ones and personal belongings are all safe inside your private vehicle.

Editor’s Note

To save on your shuttle from Oakland Airport to Napa, you can pre-book your transfer with Welcome Pickups and enjoy a set rate fare.

Useful Tips

Make sure your driver sets the taximeter to the base fare.
There will be an airport pickup surcharge added to your fare.
A standard Oakland Airport taxi can take up to 4 passengers.

How to get from Oakland Airport to Napa Valley by Bus

Unfortunately, there’s no direct bus transportation from Oakland airport to Napa. You will first need to take the BART train from the airport to Coliseum Station, change to the Orange N Richmond-bound train to the El Cerrito del Norte BART station, and then take the Vine Transit 29 bus from there to Napa. The total journey time from Oakland airport to Napa Valley is 2 hours, and the total cost will be just $15.80 (€16) per traveller.

How much is the bus from Oakland Airport to Napa?

The cost of the number 29 bus to Napa will be $5.50 (€5.70) one-way. However, you also need to add on the cost of the BART train, which is $10.30 (€10.50), bringing your total journey cost from Oakland airport to Napa Valley to $15.80 (€16).

Cost

$15.80 (€16)

Trip Duration

2 Hrs.

*There's a waiting time of 15 minutes for the BART train and 3 hours for the 29 bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The BART trains run until 24:00 every day, but start at 05:00 on weekdays, 06:00 on Saturday and 08:00 on Sundays. The Vine Transit 29 bus runs from 05:45 to 18:45 every day.

Where do I find the bus at Oakland Airport?

There’s no direct bus transportation from Oakland airport to Napa. You will first need to take the BART train from the airport to the El Cerrito del Norte BART station, then take the Vine Transit 29 bus from there to Napa. 

Convenience

As there’s no direct bus from Oakland airport to Napa Valley, it’s rather slow and for first-time visitors a confusing transfer option. You will need to take two BART trains just to get to the bus, and then take the bus from there to Napa, which adds time and stress to your journey. Once you reach Napa, you will also need to find another form of transport to get to your hotel with your luggage.

Editor’s Note

If possible, I’d recommend taking a taxi rather than the bus as it's a much more convenient and time-saving transfer option, especially when travelling with small children or lots of luggage.

Useful Tips

You must download the Clipper Card mobile app to ride the train.
Buses run every hour in the morning and in the evening, but not during the day.
Be sure to travel light, there are several transfers on this route.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Oakland Airport from Napa Valley?

The distance from Oakland airport to Napa Valley is 113 km. Travelling in an Oakland airport taxi will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes to get there, while the bus will take at least 2 hours to reach Napa, as it isn’t direct.

What’s the cost of an Oakland Airport to Napa shuttle?

The cost of a taxi shuttle from Oakland airport to Napa will depend on a taximeter but will be around $110 (€112). To secure a fixed rate fare for your Oakland airport shuttle, you can pre-book with Welcome Pickups instead.

What are my Oakland airport to Napa transportation options?

There are two modes of transportation from Oakland airport to Napa; taxi or bus. The local taxis at Oakland airport charge $110 (€112) for the journey to Napa Valley and take 1 hour and 30 minutes to get there. Taking the bus, on the other hand, will cost just $10.30 (€10.50), but it will take at least 2 hours as it requires three transfers.

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