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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from Sacramento to Oakland. Traveling by train from Sacramento to Oakland usually takes around one hour and 55 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Corridor train can make the trip in one hour and 47 minutes.

Distance68 mi (110 km)
Fastest train1h 47m
Lowest price$30.27
Trains per day16
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Capitol Corridor
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Sacramento, CA to Oakland, CA

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Beverly

March 4, 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: train car was clean and relatively quiet close to the bathrooms but not stinky!! Cons: nothing comes to mind. Tips: the attendants of the cars were super friendly and had all the answers I sought.

Pros: train car was clean and relatively quiet close to the bathrooms but not stinky!! Cons: nothing comes to mind. Tips: the attendants of the cars were super friendly and had all the answers I sought.

5.0

Timothy

October 17, 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: I love trains! It was VERY spacious - everyone had their own section of seating or table for the most part in my car. The lady working the dining car was very sweet and the access to snacks saved me... i was hungry! I got some work done on my computer after that;...

Pros: I love trains! It was VERY spacious - everyone had their own section of seating or table for the most part in my car. The lady working the dining car was very sweet and the access to snacks saved me... i was hungry! I got some work done on my computer after that; it’s much better than fighting traffic! Cons: Do the seats recline? I don’t think I looked or tried to do it but would be a plus if they did! I would say better food in dining car but I understand you need to make money :). Tips: Enjoy!

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5.0

Lynx

September 13, 2019 - Business

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: Very comfortable. Cons: WiFi.

Pros: Very comfortable. Cons: WiFi.

5.0

Thomas

July 13, 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Pros: Not having to drive. Cons: When I booked the Amtrak I wanted to return by Amtrak but was dismayed to see my return was booked with Grayhound. Grayhound refused to refund my purchase through wanderu. Tips: Don't make payment until your travel needs are met going a...

Pros: Not having to drive. Cons: When I booked the Amtrak I wanted to return by Amtrak but was dismayed to see my return was booked with Grayhound. Grayhound refused to refund my purchase through wanderu. Tips: Don't make payment until your travel needs are met going and coming.

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

In the last month, C$34.84 was the average price of a train ticket from Sacramento, CA to Oakland, 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 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$0.44 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$36$24$12JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Oakland from Sacramento is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about C$35 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

$61$48$36$24$12JASONDJFMAMJ
Traveling from Sacramento to Oakland 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$35 whenever you decide to board the train to Oakland.

Prices as travel date approaches

$61$48$36$24$123020100

Since the average price of train trips from Sacramento to Oakland 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 Sacramento to Oakland?

2 train services operate from Sacramento, California to Oakland, California. Amtrak Capitol Corridor usually has more trains scheduled, with 9 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Capitol Corridor91h 56m$35.12
Amtrak Coast Starlight12h 0m$31.57

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Sacramento and Oakland is approximately 68 miles, or 110 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 47 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 Oakland are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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?

The earliest train departs Sacramento at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Sacramento to Oakland?

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 16 of these are direct connections to Oakland. 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 Oakland to Sacramento. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Sacramento to Oakland for $7.25.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Sacramento.

Where is the train station in Oakland?

Arrival stations

Oakland receives travelers from Sacramento at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Oakland:

  • Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave

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