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Sacramento-Chico Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Sacramento to Chico. Traveling by train from Sacramento to Chico usually takes around one hour and 48 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance81 mi (131 km)
Fastest train1h 48m
Lowest price$17.05
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Coast Starlight
Train lines1

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

In the last month, C$17.05 was the average price of a train ticket from Sacramento, CA to Chico, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$15.83 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Sacramento to Chico by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$17 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Sacramento to Chico in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$27 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Chico from Sacramento will be about C$15.83 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Sacramento to Chico?

Amtrak Coast Starlight is the one and only train line which connects Sacramento, California to Chico, California. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Coast Starlight11h 49m$21.18

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Sacramento to Chico 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 Sacramento to Chico?

The distance between Sacramento and Chico is approximately 81 miles, or 131 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 48 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?

Trains from Sacramento to Chico are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Sacramento at 11:00pm and arrives in Chico about an hour later.

Is there a direct train from Sacramento to Chico?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Chico with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chico to Sacramento. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Sacramento to Chico for $40.19.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Sacramento.

Where is the train station in Chico?

Arrival stations

Chico has one train station.

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