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Sacramento - Richmond Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 23 daily trains from Sacramento to Richmond. Traveling by train from Sacramento to Richmond usually takes around 11 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Corridor train can make the trip in one hour and 25 minutes.

Distance64 mi (103 km)
Fastest train1h 25m
Lowest price$35.11
Trains per day10
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Sacramento to Richmond

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Ruben

April 3, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: View. Cons: ?

Pros: View. Cons: ?

5.0

Ernestine

March 19, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: It was a smooth and peaceful ride. Cons: They little let down eating table could be closer to you especially while eating. Tips: Not at all.

Pros: It was a smooth and peaceful ride. Cons: They little let down eating table could be closer to you especially while eating. Tips: Not at all.

5.0

Maritza

March 6, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: Love it, was my first day in Amtrak and all staff were nice and friendly. The most no important I safe a lot fmoney compared with Uber/lift . Thanks. Cons: At this moments I don't have any suggestions. Tips: Encourage to try it, it's a good experience.

Pros: Love it, was my first day in Amtrak and all staff were nice and friendly. The most no important I safe a lot fmoney compared with Uber/lift . Thanks. Cons: At this moments I don't have any suggestions. Tips: Encourage to try it, it's a good experience.

5.0

Darell

January 3, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: Nice quiet train loved it. Cons: A little more leg room. Tips: Bring headphones or a book.

Pros: Nice quiet train loved it. Cons: A little more leg room. Tips: Bring headphones or a book.

4.0

Margaret

September 4, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

First train ride in California. Very enjoyable except for the hot weather in Sacramento.

First train ride in California. Very enjoyable except for the hot weather in Sacramento.

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

In the last month, $74.68 was the average price of a train ticket from Sacramento, CA to Richmond, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 6 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $25.55 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$156$104$52MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Sacramento to Richmond will vary between C$48 and C$142. Planning a train trip to Richmond within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Sacramento over the next 7 days is C$48. 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

$65$52$39$26$13JJASONDJFMAM
Traveling from Sacramento to Richmond 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 Richmond.

Prices as travel date approaches

$65$52$39$26$133020100

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

2 train services operate from Sacramento to Richmond. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 13 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak1321h 55m$146.02
Amtrak Capitol Corridor101h 27m$35.11
  • 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 13 Amtrak trains from Sacramento to Richmond every day, as well as 8 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $40.

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  • 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 Sacramento to Richmond in about 1 hours and 27 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Sacramento to Richmond. 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 Sacramento to Richmond?

The distance between Sacramento and Richmond is approximately 64 miles, or 103 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 25 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 departing from Sacramento to Richmond tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Sacramento at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Richmond?

There are 23 scheduled trains on most days. 10 of these are direct connections to Richmond. 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 Richmond to Sacramento.

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 Sacramento?

Valley Station - 401 I St  - SACAMT-0

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Valley Station - 401 I St  - SACAMT-1

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Departure 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.

All train stations in Sacramento:

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

  • 450 Orange St

  • 201 Pacific St

  • 280 N Center St

  • Penn Station

  • Yuba-Sutter Transit - I St btwn 8th St and 9th St

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • 10065 Donner Pass Rd

  • 1530 Yuba St

  • Nugget Hotel and Casino - 1100 Nugget Ave

  • Park and Ride

  • South Y Transit Ctr - 1000 Emerald Bay Rd

  • Transp Ctr

  • 99 Railroad St

  • 277 Nevada St at Fulweiler St

Where is the train station in Richmond?

Arrival stations

Richmond has one train station.

Train stations in Richmond:

  • BART Station - 1700 Nevin Ave

Need a return trip from Richmond to Sacramento?

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