Cheap train tickets from Los Angeles to Sacramento

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How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to Sacramento?

Lowest Price$61.89
Fastest8h 25m
Daily Schedules57
train companies2
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Los Angeles to Sacramento?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Los Angeles to Sacramento is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Los Angeles to Sacramento was $79.29. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 27 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $12.71 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Los Angeles to Sacramento?

The distance between Los Angeles and Sacramento is approximately 361.65 miles, or 581.87 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 10 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 25 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Los Angeles to Sacramento?

On Sunday trains from Los Angeles to Sacramento are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between Los Angeles to Sacramento

Typically there are 57 schedules to compare for your trip to Sacramento. On the route to Sacramento 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Los Angeles to Sacramento, usually offering 55 trips per day. 2 train trips per day are direct connections to Sacramento, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Los Angeles to Sacramento, which start at $32.92.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Los Angeles to Sacramento

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Los Angeles to Sacramento start from $61.89, and on average cost $82.93. Daily there are 55 Amtrak schedules to Sacramento. Amtrak in Los Angeles leaves from Union Station and 5 other stations. And in Sacramento trains arrive at Valley Station - 401 I St and one other train station.

From Los Angeles to Sacramento train travel on Amtrak takes 10 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Sacramento faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 25 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 57 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $82.77 for a one-way train ticket to Sacramento.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
10h 11m
Avg. Price
$82.93

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Los Angeles to Sacramento start from $61.89, and on average cost $93.96. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Sacramento. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Los Angeles leaves from Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd and one other station. And in Sacramento trains arrive at Valley Station - 401 I St,

From Los Angeles to Sacramento train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 13 hours and 35 minutes. If you are looking to get to Sacramento faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 25 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $98.60 for a one-way train ticket to Sacramento.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
13h 35m
Avg. Price
$93.96

Plan your next adventure

There are 6 different stations that serve train trips to Sacramento that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Los Angeles are:
  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 592 Gayley Ave
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 6860 Park Terrace Dr
  • 931 S Gaffey St
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Sacramento. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in Sacramento:
  • Valley Station - 401 I St
  • 1389 10th Street 10th and N Streets