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Sacramento-Reno Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Sacramento to Reno. Traveling by train from Sacramento to Reno usually takes around 4 hours and 47 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance111 mi (179 km)
Fastest train4h 47m
Lowest price$46.27
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak California Zephyr
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Sacramento, CA to Reno, NV

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Gloria

April 15, 2021 - Solo travel

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: Comfort Of Seating. Staff Was Friendly.Ride Was So Smooth I Was Here Before I Knew It.. Cons: Nothing It Probably Would've Been Crowded If Not For The Pandemic.. Better. FOOD Stocked. Tips: Bring Water Its Too Expensive. Yall Need To Tell People No Cash On Boa...

Pros: Comfort Of Seating. Staff Was Friendly.Ride Was So Smooth I Was Here Before I Knew It.. Cons: Nothing It Probably Would've Been Crowded If Not For The Pandemic.. Better. FOOD Stocked. Tips: Bring Water Its Too Expensive. Yall Need To Tell People No Cash On Board Shopping Cards Only. ThereWas Someone Who Only Had Cash...

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5.0

Daniel

April 10, 2021 - Couples trip

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: Relaxing and scenic. Tips: Bring snacks.

Pros: Relaxing and scenic. Tips: Bring snacks.

5.0

Michael

January 24, 2020 - Couples trip

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: Sitting in the observation section was very nice and clean. We liked the Sierra views and the snow packed mountains. Tips: I would pack my own snacks and maybe drinks.

Pros: Sitting in the observation section was very nice and clean. We liked the Sierra views and the snow packed mountains. Tips: I would pack my own snacks and maybe drinks.

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

In the last month, C$46.27 was the average price of a train ticket from Sacramento, CA to Reno, NV. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$22.25 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$73$49$24JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Sacramento to Reno will vary between C$46 and C$62. Planning a train trip to Reno within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Sacramento over the next 7 days is C$46. 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

$122$97$73$49$24JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Sacramento to Reno by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$49 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Sacramento to Reno in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$93 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

$91$73$55$37$183020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 15 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Reno from Sacramento will be about C$22.25 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Sacramento to Reno?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Sacramento, California to Reno, Nevada. 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 California Zephyr14h 48m$52.52

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Sacramento and Reno is approximately 111 miles, or 179 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 47 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 Reno are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Friday 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 11:00am and arrives in Reno around 4 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Sacramento to Reno?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Reno 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 Reno to Sacramento. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Sacramento to Reno for $9.73.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Sacramento.

Where is the train station in Reno?

Arrival stations

Reno has one train station.

Need a return trip from Reno to Sacramento?

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