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Trip Summary

There are 28 daily trains from Martinez to Sacramento. Traveling by train from Martinez to Sacramento usually takes around 6 hours and 46 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak California Zephyr train can make the trip in one hour and 4 minutes.

Distance52 mi (84 km)
Fastest train1h 4m
Lowest price$23.08
Trains per day12
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Martinez to Sacramento

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.9

4.0

Christopher

December 24, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: The price of the trip. Cons: One of the workers weren't real nice. Tips: You can't beat the price.

Pros: The price of the trip. Cons: One of the workers weren't real nice. Tips: You can't beat the price.

5.0

Elenita

November 28, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: I enjoyed reading while enjoying the scenery passing by. I loved seeing all the college students getting off in Davis. Next time I want a longer trip! Cons: Nothing that I could see. Tips: Try the train, you’ll enjoy it.

Pros: I enjoyed reading while enjoying the scenery passing by. I loved seeing all the college students getting off in Davis. Next time I want a longer trip! Cons: Nothing that I could see. Tips: Try the train, you’ll enjoy it.

5.0

Victor

June 9, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: Excellent service. Tips: Use this site.

Pros: Excellent service. Tips: Use this site.

5.0

Howard

January 21, 2020

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: I tried to book with Amtrak itself. It seems you can't! I am not computer illiterate, This company made it easy! Cons: Pick me up and drop me off! Tips: Call the station and see if the train is in time.

Pros: I tried to book with Amtrak itself. It seems you can't! I am not computer illiterate, This company made it easy! Cons: Pick me up and drop me off! Tips: Call the station and see if the train is in time.

5.0

Sereana

September 24, 2019- Business

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: I just enjoyed the ride and liked it alot. Tips: Leave your take a train ride to your destination sometime its exciting.

Pros: I just enjoyed the ride and liked it alot. Tips: Leave your take a train ride to your destination sometime its exciting.

What is the price of a train ticket from Martinez to Sacramento?

In the last month, $57.06 was the average price of a train ticket from Martinez to Sacramento. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $12.32 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$77$51$26MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Martinez to Sacramento will vary between C$45 and C$64. Planning a train trip to Sacramento within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Martinez over the next 7 days is C$45. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$64$51$38$26$13JJASONDJFMAM
Traveling from Martinez to Sacramento by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$24 whenever you decide to board the train to Sacramento.

Prices as travel date approaches

$64$51$38$26$133020100

Since the average price of train trips from Martinez to Sacramento remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Martinez to Sacramento?

There are 4 train lines with service from Martinez to Sacramento. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 16 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak168h 13m$69.17
Amtrak California Zephyr11h 4m$25.69
Amtrak Capitol Corridor101h 13m$24.36
Amtrak Coast Starlight11h 23m$24.38
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 16 Amtrak trains from Martinez to Sacramento every day, as well as 59 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $29.

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  • Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak’s California Zephyr travels over 2,400 miles to connect Chicago to the San Francisco area. The full journey takes over 50 hours, so many passengers upgrade to a sleeper cabin for added privacy and comfort. The Zephyr is one of Amtrak’s most scenic routes, and the sightseer lounge’s panoramic windows offer the best views of the Rockies, the Sierra Nevadas, and the Great Salt Lake along the route.

  • 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 Martinez to Sacramento in about 1 hours and 13 minutes.

  • Amtrak Coast Starlight

    Amtrak Coast Starlight

    The Coast Starlight is an Amtrak train that travels the entire length of the West Coast, connecting Los Angeles to Seattle. The route starts hugging the California coastline, treating passengers to swoon-worthy views of the Pacific, before continuing into the verdant forests of the Cascade Mountains. The Coast Starlight indisputably earns its spot among the most scenic Amtrak train routes. Seating options include Coach or Business Class and roomettes or bedrooms for extra space. A trip from Martinez to Sacramento takes 1 hours and 23 minutes on average, and Coach tickets start at $23.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Martinez 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Martinez to Sacramento?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Martinez to Sacramento. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Martinez to Sacramento?

The distance between Martinez and Sacramento is approximately 52 miles, or 84 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 4 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Martinez to Sacramento on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Wednesday. Wednesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Martinez at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 Martinez to Sacramento?

There are 28 scheduled trains on most days. 12 of these are direct connections to Sacramento. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

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 Martinez?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Martinez where you can board the train.

All train stations in Martinez:

  • 601 Marina Vista Ave

  • 917 Edwards Ave

  • Transit Stop - 6335 Commerce Blvd

  • Soscol Gateway Transit Ctr - 625 Burnell St

  • 925 E St Transit Ctr

  • Union Station

  • Copeland Transit Mall

  • 6th St and C St Bus Stop behind Denny's

  • Vallejo Transit Center

  • Humboldt State University

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

  • BART Station - 1700 Nevin Ave

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • 3750 Empire Ave

  • 200 Santa Fe Ave

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

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