Cheap train tickets from Riverside to Sacramento


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How much are train tickets from Riverside to Sacramento?

Lowest Price$70.20
Fastest10h 5m
Daily Schedules23
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Riverside to Sacramento?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Riverside 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 Riverside to Sacramento was $85.77. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 9 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $15.82 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 Riverside to Sacramento?

The distance between Riverside and Sacramento is approximately 393.03 miles, or 632.36 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 12 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 5 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 Riverside to Sacramento?

On Wednesday trains from Riverside 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between Riverside to Sacramento

Typically there are 23 schedules to compare for your trip to Sacramento. One train carrier operates regular service on the Riverside to Sacramento route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Riverside to Sacramento, usually offering 23 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Riverside to Sacramento, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

One train company connects Riverside to Sacramento


Amtrak train tickets from Riverside to Sacramento start from $70.20, and on average cost $93.37. Daily there are 23 Amtrak schedules to Sacramento. Amtrak in Riverside leaves from Downtown Metrolink Station - 4066 Vine St and one other station. And in Sacramento trains arrive at Valley Station - 401 I St and one other train station.

From Riverside to Sacramento train travel on Amtrak takes 12 hours and 13 minutes. If you are looking to get to Sacramento faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 10 hours and 5 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 20 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $98.50 for a one-way train ticket to Sacramento.

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Plan your next adventure

There are 2 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 Riverside are:
  • Downtown Metrolink Station - 4066 Vine St
  • Metrolink Station
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