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Sacramento-Redding Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Sacramento to Redding. Traveling by train from Sacramento to Redding usually takes around 3 hours and 7 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance147 mi (236 km)
Fastest train3h 7m
Lowest price$26.79
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Coast Starlight
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Donald

July 20, 2020 - Business

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Pros: there were a lot of people but everyone was considerate, so it was a peaceful ride. Cons: if the seats could recline a bit more. Tips: please just stay off your phones.

Pros: there were a lot of people but everyone was considerate, so it was a peaceful ride. Cons: if the seats could recline a bit more. Tips: please just stay off your phones.

5.0

Donald

July 6, 2020 - Business

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Pros: Nice and quiet. Cons: Wifi. Tips: No.

Pros: Nice and quiet. Cons: Wifi. Tips: No.

5.0

Shannon

January 17, 2020 - Solo travel

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Pros: It's faster and nicer than taking the bus. And cheaper. Cons: Better updates on stops and communicate with passengers about delays so we're not sitting wondering or looking around at each other in hopes that someone will know what is going on. Tips: Please please...

Pros: It's faster and nicer than taking the bus. And cheaper. Cons: Better updates on stops and communicate with passengers about delays so we're not sitting wondering or looking around at each other in hopes that someone will know what is going on. Tips: Please please please don't talk SO LOUD if you have to use your phone.

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Price trends for trains from Sacramento to Redding

Average prices by travel date

$55$37$18JunJun

Monthly average prices

$61$49$37$24$12JASONDJFMAMJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$61$49$37$24$123020100

Which train should you take from Sacramento to Redding?

Amtrak Coast Starlight is the one and only train line which connects Sacramento, California to Redding, 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 Starlight13h 7m$32.04

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Sacramento and Redding is approximately 147 miles, or 236 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 7 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Sacramento to Redding are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Monday 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 Redding around 3 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Sacramento to Redding?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Redding 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 Redding to Sacramento. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Sacramento to Redding for $62.10.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Sacramento.

Where is the train station in Redding?

Arrival stations

Redding has one train station.

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