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Albany-San Francisco Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Albany to San Francisco. Traveling by train from Albany to San Francisco usually takes around 16 hours and 55 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance475 mi (765 km)
Fastest train16h 55m
Lowest price£49.29
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Albany to San Francisco?

In the last month, £49.29 was the average price of a train ticket from Albany, OR to San Francisco, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £20.66 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Albany to San Francisco in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £101 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.

Which train should you take from Albany to San Francisco?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Albany, Oregon to San Francisco, 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
Amtrak116h 56m£58.83
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    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 1 Amtrak trains from Albany to San Francisco every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £49.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Albany to San Francisco 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 Albany to San Francisco?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Albany to San Francisco, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Albany to San Francisco?

The distance between Albany and San Francisco is approximately 475 miles, or 765 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 55 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 San Francisco are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Sunday 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 Albany at 16:00 and arrives in San Francisco around 16 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Albany to San Francisco?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Francisco to Albany.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Albany?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Albany.

Where is the train station in San Francisco?

Arrival stations

San Francisco has one train station.

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