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Albany-Sacramento Train Timetable
There are 2 daily trains from Albany to Sacramento. Traveling by train from Albany to Sacramento usually takes around 19 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Coast Starlight train can make the trip in 14 hours and 5 minutes.
|Distance||427 mi (686 km)|
|Fastest train||14h 5m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from Albany to Sacramento?
In the last month, £50.85 was the average price of a train ticket from Albany, OR to Sacramento, CA. 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 £28.60 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Albany to Sacramento by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £53 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Albany to Sacramento in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £73 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
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 Sacramento from Albany will be about £28.60 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Albany to Sacramento?
2 train services operate from Albany, Oregon to Sacramento, California. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.
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 1 Amtrak trains from Albany to Sacramento every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £59.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Albany 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.
How long is the train journey from Albany to Sacramento?
The distance between Albany and Sacramento is approximately 427 miles, or 686 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 19 hours and 5 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 5 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 Albany to Sacramento are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Saturday 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 Albany at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. 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 Albany to Sacramento?
Trains leave the station in Albany twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Sacramento faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Sacramento to Albany.
Where is the train station in Albany?
There is one train station in Albany.
Where is the train station in Sacramento?
Sacramento has one train station.
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