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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Salt Lake City to Sacramento?

Lowest Price$94.63
Fastest Train15h 43m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Salt Lake City to Sacramento 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Salt Lake City to Sacramento?

In the last month, $96.48 was the average price of a train ticket from Salt Lake City, UT to Sacramento, CA. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Salt Lake City to Sacramento?

The distance between Salt Lake City and Sacramento is approximately 532 miles, or 856 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 15 hours and 43 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 Salt Lake City to Sacramento 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 Tuesday 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 Salt Lake City at 12:00am and arrives in Sacramento around 15 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Salt Lake City to Sacramento?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Salt Lake City. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Salt Lake City to Sacramento for $146.37.

Which train should you take from Salt Lake City to Sacramento?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Salt Lake City, Utah to Sacramento, 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 California Zephyr115h 44m$112.79

Amtrak California Zephyr train tickets from Salt Lake City to Sacramento start from $95, and on average cost $113. Daily there are 1 Amtrak California Zephyr schedules to Sacramento. Amtrak California Zephyr in Salt Lake City leaves from 340 S 600 W, And in Sacramento trains arrive at Valley Station - 401 I St, From Salt Lake City to Sacramento train travel on Amtrak California Zephyr takes 15 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Sacramento faster, Amtrak California Zephyr offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 15 hours and 43 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Sacramento on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak California Zephyr scheduled trip per day, which will cost $125 for a one-way weekend reservation from Salt Lake City.

Where is the train station in Salt Lake City?

There is one train station in Salt Lake City:

  • 340 S 600 W

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

Sacramento has one train station:

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

Price trends for trains from Salt Lake City to Sacramento

Average prices by travel date

$114$76$38SepSep

Monthly average prices

$158$126$95$63$32AMJJASONDJFM

Prices as travel date approaches

$158$126$95$63$323020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Salt Lake City, UT to Sacramento, CA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Sione Veafolau

March 20, 2020 - Solo travel

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: The food, comfortable seat. Cons: Long walk at my departure point(SLC) No WiFi. Tips: No. Pros: The food, comfortable seat. Cons: Long walk at my departure point(SLC) No WiFi. Tips: No.

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