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How to get from Oakland Airport to Walnut Creek

The wholesome city of Walnut Creek is the perfect lazy town to visit for a relaxing vacation in California. Known for its amazing agriculture, this city has plentiful farmers’ markets, country walks and the beautiful Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery.

There are two different ways to get from Oakland airport to Walnut Creek; taxi or train. The quickest way to travel is to take an Oakland airport taxi, which takes just 30 minutes to reach Walnut Creek but costs around $70 (€71). A cheaper transfer option is to take the BART from Oakland airport to Walnut Creek, as it costs just $11 (€11.20), however, this service isn’t direct, so it will take around 1 hour, excluding waiting times.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €71 30min 24/7
Train €22.40 60min 05:00–00:00

How to get from Oakland Airport to Walnut Creek by Taxi

For a quick and easy transfer from Oakland airport to Walnut Creek that is available 24/7, we recommend taking a taxi. The cost of an Oakland airport shuttle to Walnut Creek will be around $70 (€71) and will take just 30 minutes to get there.

How much is a taxi from Oakland Airport to Walnut Creek?

The cost of a local Oakland airport shuttle to Walnut Creek will be calculated using a taximeter. The average cost is around $70 (€71), but this is subject to change.

If you’d prefer a set fare you can rely on for your Oakland airport transfer, we suggest booking it with Welcome Pickups in advance.

Cost

$70 (€71)

Trip Duration

30 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 outside of Oakland Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Oakland Airport?

There’s a taxi rank located outside of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Oakland airport. You will see the taxi rank as soon as you exit the arrivals hall.

Convenience

Taking an Oakland airport shuttle to Walnut Creek is a quick and easy way to travel. Not only will a taxi take half the time of public transport to reach Walnut Creek, but you also won’t need to worry about the security of your personal belongings or family members.

Editor’s Note

If you're looking to save on your Oakland Airport shuttle to Walnut Creek but don't want to deal with public transport, you can book your taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups and split the fare with your travel companions.

Useful Tips

Oakland airport taxis don't accept credit card payments.
Any luggage that fits in the trunk of the vehicle can be transported for free.
You can bring up to 4 passengers in an Oakland Airport taxi.

How to get from Oakland Airport to Walnut Creek by Train

There’s no direct BART from Oakland Airport to Walnut Creek. You must first take the BART train from the airport to Coliseum Staton, then take the Richmond-bound Orange N train to the 19th Street Oakland Station. Finally, you will switch to the Antioch-bound Yellow N train, which will take you to Walnut Creek. The total journey time on the BART from Oakland airport to Walnut Creek will be 1 hour and the cost will be $11 (€11.20).

How much is the train BART from Oakland Airport to Walnut Creek?

To pay for your ride on the BART train, you must first get a Clipper card. You can do this by either downloading the app to your phone or by purchasing a physical card at the station. You will then need to top up the card to use it. The cost of the BART from Oakland airport to Walnut Creek will be $11 (€11.20).

Cost

$11 (€11.20)

Trip Duration

1 Hr.

*There's a waiting time of up to 20 minutes for the BART train.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The BART train runs from 05:00 to 24:00 during the week, from 06:00 to 24:00 on Saturdays and 08:00 to 24:00 on Sundays.

Where do I find the train at Oakland Airport?

There’s a BART station conveniently located between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Oakland Airport. To get to the station from either terminal it will be a 3-5 minute walk.

Convenience

Although a cheaper transfer option, taking the BART from Oakland airport to Walnut Creek isn’t the most convenient transfer option. You will need to make three changes, which add time, stress and cost to your journey. If you’re travelling with lots of luggage, you will also have to lug this on and off multiple trains and through four different BART stations.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

To save time in the airport BART station, I recommend downloading the Clipper app to your phone and adding the correct fare to it before you fly.

Useful Tips

Remember to purchase or download the Clipper card before taking the BART.
The journey from Oakland Airport to the main Coliseum Station is free.
Then train fills up quickly during rush hour, be sure to arrive early to get a seat.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Oakland Airport to Walnut Creek?

You can either take a taxi or the BART from Oakland airport to Walnut Creek. Taking an Oakland airport taxi will take around 30 minutes to get there and will cost approximately $70 (€71). On the other hand, the BART train will take at least an hour to reach Walnut Creek, but costs just $11 (€11.20).

What’s the distance from Walnut Creek to Oakland Airport?

The distance from Oakland airport to Walnut Creek is 40 km. If you’re travelling in an Oakland airport taxi, the journey shouldn’t take too much longer than 30 minutes. If you’re riding the BART train, expect a journey time of 1 hour.

What’s the cost of an airport shuttle from Oakland Airport to Walnut Creek?

The cost of a local Oakland airport shuttle to Walnut Creek will cost around $70 (€71),  based on a taximeter. If you’re looking to budget and plan your trip in advance, we recommend pre-booking your Oakland airport transfer with Welcome Pickups, to enjoy a fixed-rate fare and no hidden fees.

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