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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from Berkeley to Sacramento. Traveling by train from Berkeley to Sacramento usually takes around one hour and 46 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Corridor train can make the trip in one hour and 38 minutes.

Distance65 mi (104 km)
Fastest train1h 38m
Lowest price$37.20
Trains per day10
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Capitol Corridor
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Berkeley to Sacramento

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Louise

May 5, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: I enjoyed the smooth ride .And I enjoyed talking to the people. Cons: I don't think anything can be improved. Tips: No.

Pros: I enjoyed the smooth ride .And I enjoyed talking to the people. Cons: I don't think anything can be improved. Tips: No.

5.0

Jacqueline K

September 13, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: It was easy to get tickets and take a ride to visit our family! Cons: Put More Amtrak signs near station. It was a little confusing to get to station. Tips: Leave time to find station and where to wait for train.

Pros: It was easy to get tickets and take a ride to visit our family! Cons: Put More Amtrak signs near station. It was a little confusing to get to station. Tips: Leave time to find station and where to wait for train.

Price trends for trains from Berkeley to Sacramento

Average prices by travel date

$38$26$13MayJun

Monthly average prices

$64$51$38$26$13JJASONDJFMAM

Prices as travel date approaches

$64$51$38$26$133020100

Which train should you take from Berkeley to Sacramento?

Amtrak Capitol Corridor is the one and only train line which connects Berkeley to Sacramento. However, there are 10 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Capitol Corridor101h 47m$37.20
  • Amtrak Capitol Corridor

    Amtrak Capitol Corridor

    Since 1991, Capitol Corridor has connected Auburn to San Jose, with stops in Sacramento, Oakland, Berkeley, and 15 other cities in Northern California. The route's convenient transport to various cities includes breathtaking scenery guaranteed to help pass the time. Each train offers onboard WiFi and a cafe car for the comfort of passengers, as well as ample bicycle and luggage storage. Most Capitol Corridor trips make the journey from Berkeley to Sacramento in about 1 hours and 47 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Berkeley to Sacramento during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Berkeley to Sacramento?

The distance between Berkeley and Sacramento is approximately 65 miles, or 104 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 38 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Thursday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Berkeley to Sacramento. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Thursday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Berkeley at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Berkeley to Sacramento?

There are 10 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Berkeley to Sacramento.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Sacramento to Berkeley.

City Information

Sacramento

As the long-held capital city of California, Sacramento has a rich and vibrant history that is reflected in its historic buildings and quarters. The Old Sacramento Waterfront quarter is the best place to explore the city’s rich heritage. Boasting ages-old constructions and a quaint vibe that is reminiscent of the Wild West, the area allows visitors to travel back in time and relive the Gold Rush era. Among the most interesting destinations in the area is the California State Museum, located at the northern edge of the quarter. It offers numerous restored locomotives as well as exhibitions on the United States’ westward expansion. If history is not really your thing, then the Midtown quarter, which boasts a vibrant and expanding art scene, will be a great alternative.

Sacramento is famous for its vast tracts of farmland, so it makes sense that the best dishes are the ones made from locally-grown produce. Among the best places to try out homemade dishes are The Firehouse and The Kitchen. For a bit of an Asian taste, visit Mikuni in Midtown Sacramento.

The busiest bus station in Sacramento is located right in the heart of the city and offers bus service to Portland, Reno, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, among many other places. The main Amtrak train station is the nearby Sacramento Valley Station, which also serves the Gold Line of the local transit light rail. The principal regional airport is the Sacramento International Airport, located 10 miles northwest of Downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Berkeley?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Berkeley.

All train stations in Berkeley:

  • 700 University Ave under University Ave overpass W of 4th St

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

Valley Station - 401 I St  - SACAMT-0

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Valley Station - 401 I St  - SACAMT-1

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Arrival stations

Sacramento Valley Station is the second busiest transport hub in California and is used by more than one million people every year. Originally constructed in 1926, it now serves as a major center for Amtrak trains traveling within California, northwards along the West Coast, and eastwards into the American Southwest. The station also falls along four Amtrak Thruway bus routes and operates as the western terminus for the Sacramento Light Rail network. Located between Old Sacramento and Downtown, the station is within walking distance of several Gold-Rush era historical monuments as well as an ultra-modern retail district filled with shops and restaurants.

Train stations in Sacramento:

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

Need a return trip from Sacramento to Berkeley?

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