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Trip Summary

There are 28 daily trains from Emeryville to Sacramento. Traveling by train from Emeryville to Sacramento usually takes around 3 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Corridor train can make the trip in one hour and 42 minutes.

Distance67 mi (108 km)
Fastest train1h 42m
Lowest price£20.74
Trains per day12
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Emeryville to Sacramento

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Leonardo

2 July 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Lack of mask enforcement

Lack of mask enforcement

5.0

Nagendra

31 January 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: Got to my destination on time,comfortable ride,friendly staff. Cons: Announcement on the train could be clearer.

Pros: Got to my destination on time,comfortable ride,friendly staff. Cons: Announcement on the train could be clearer.

5.0

Matt

3 August 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: I hadn't been on one of these in years. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. The Staff are incredibly friendly and down to earth. One guy with a big beard was hysterical and graciously took pictures for several groups on the train. Cons: Nothing. It was glorious!

Pros: I hadn't been on one of these in years. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. The Staff are incredibly friendly and down to earth. One guy with a big beard was hysterical and graciously took pictures for several groups on the train. Cons: Nothing. It was glorious!

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

In the last month, £27.80 was the average price of a train ticket from Emeryville to Sacramento. 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £0.86 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£37£25£12AugAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Emeryville to Sacramento will vary between £24 and £30. Planning a train trip to Sacramento within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Emeryville over the next 7 days is £27. 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

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Emeryville to Sacramento by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £25 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Emeryville to Sacramento in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £48 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

£41£33£25£17£83020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Sacramento from Emeryville will be about £0.86 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Emeryville to Sacramento?

There are 4 train lines with service from Emeryville to Sacramento. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 17 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak176h 8m£38.92
Amtrak California Zephyr11h 48m£23.33
Amtrak Capitol Corridor101h 50m£24.05
Amtrak Coast Starlight12h 2m£32.48
  • 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 17 Amtrak trains from Emeryville to Sacramento every day, as well as 21 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £21.

  • Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak’s California Zephyr travels over 2,400 miles to connect Chicago to the San Francisco area. The full journey takes over 50 hours, so many passengers upgrade to a sleeper cabin for added privacy and comfort. The Zephyr is one of Amtrak’s most scenic routes, and the sightseer lounge’s panoramic windows offer the best views of the Rockies, the Sierra Nevadas, and the Great Salt Lake along the route.

  • 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 Emeryville to Sacramento in about 1 hours and 50 minutes.

  • Amtrak Coast Starlight

    Amtrak Coast Starlight

    The Coast Starlight is an Amtrak train that travels the entire length of the West Coast, connecting Los Angeles to Seattle. The route starts hugging the California coastline, treating passengers to swoon-worthy views of the Pacific, before continuing into the verdant forests of the Cascade Mountains. The Coast Starlight indisputably earns its spot among the most scenic Amtrak train routes. Seating options include Coach or Business Class and roomettes or bedrooms for extra space. A trip from Emeryville to Sacramento takes 2 hours and 2 minutes on average, and Coach tickets start at £26.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Emeryville 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Emeryville to Sacramento?

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

The distance between Emeryville and Sacramento is approximately 67 miles, or 108 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 42 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 Emeryville to Sacramento are the most crowded on Thursday. 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?

The earliest train departs Emeryville at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Emeryville to Sacramento?

There are 28 scheduled trains on most days. 12 of these are direct connections to Sacramento. 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 Sacramento to Emeryville.

City Information

Emeryville

Emeryville is the true hometown of Nemo, Buzz, and Mike Wazowski-- or at least the hometown of Pixar, the studio that created them. Located in Alameda County, right next to San Francisco, Emeryville is considered one of California's best residential areas. Locals of Emeryville enjoy a dense urban vibe, with numerous bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.

If you love food, visit one of the most exquisite restaurants in Emeryville. The Old Stamp House is a restaurant where every crew member wants you to have a great time on each food course. They show incredible food knowledge and appreciation, as well as where and how the food was sourced.

There are almost limitless ways of transport, from bikes and busses to taxis, trains, and planes. Amtrak has multiple lines that stop in Emeryville, including the California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, and Capitol Corridor, on the way to cities like San Francisco, Sacramento, and even Chicago. San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport are the two major international airports that serve Emeryville and are only 25 and 10 miles away, respectively.

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 Emeryville?

Main departure station: 5885 Horton St

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Emeryville where you can board the train.

All train stations in Emeryville:

  • 5885 Horton St

  • Salesforce Plaza

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

  • Union Station

  • 180 W Grand Ave

  • Intermodal Station - 800 Pine St

  • Downtown Metrolink Station - 4066 Vine St

  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Chatsworth

  • 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113

  • 30 Lewis Rd

  • 245 Second St

  • 209 State Street

  • Santa Maria Bus Stop

  • Amtrak - Metrolink Station

  • Transportation Center

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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Main arrival station: Valley Station - 401 I St

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.

Train stations in Sacramento:

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

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