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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Tacoma to Sacramento. Traveling by train from Tacoma to Sacramento usually takes around 19 hours and 38 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance601 mi (967 km)
Fastest train19h 38m
Lowest price£56.81
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Coast Starlight
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Tacoma, WA to Sacramento, CA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

3.0

3.0

Vincent

30 May 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Cons: better seats. Tips: if taking an overnight train, BUY A SLEEPING CABIN.

Cons: better seats. Tips: if taking an overnight train, BUY A SLEEPING CABIN.

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

In the last month, £56.81 was the average price of a train ticket from Tacoma, WA to Sacramento, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £14.20 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 Tacoma 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 £58 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tacoma to Sacramento in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £104 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

£142£114£85£57£283020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 22 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Sacramento from Tacoma will be about £14.20 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Tacoma to Sacramento?

Amtrak Coast Starlight is the one and only train line which connects Tacoma, Washington 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 Coast Starlight119h 38m£76.93

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Tacoma and Sacramento is approximately 601 miles, or 967 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 19 hours and 38 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 Tacoma to Sacramento 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 Saturday 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 Tacoma at 10:00 and arrives in Sacramento around 19 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Tacoma 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 Tacoma. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Tacoma to Sacramento for £75.27.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Tacoma?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Tacoma.

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

Arrival stations

Sacramento has one train station.

Need a return trip from Sacramento to Tacoma?

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