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Trip Summary

You can pick from 14 daily train trips between Berkeley and Sacramento. The average train journey from Berkeley to Sacramento takes 2 hours, but some Amtrak Capitol Corridor train trips are as short as one hour and 38 minutes.

Distance65 mi (104 km)
Fastest train1h 38m
Lowest price€24.02
Trains per day12
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Capitol Corridor
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Berkeley to Sacramento

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Louise

5 May 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: I enjoyed the smooth ride .And I enjoyed talking to the people. Cons: I don't think anything can be improved. Tips: No.

5.0

Jacqueline K

13 September 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: It was easy to get tickets and take a ride to visit our family! Cons: Put More Amtrak signs near station. It was a little confusing to get to station. Tips: Leave time to find station and where to wait for train.

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

In the last month, €27.03 was the average price of a train ticket from Berkeley to Sacramento. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. 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 €0.32 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€42€28€14MayJun

If you're planning a train trip from Berkeley to Sacramento in the upcoming month, you'll be happy to know that ticket prices are expected to remain stable. You can book your trip for any day within the next four weeks and expect to pay around €27.

Monthly average prices

€46€37€28€18€9JJASONDJFMAM
Ticket prices for the train from Berkeley to Sacramento stay pretty consistent throughout the year. You can expect to pay around €28 regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

€46€37€28€18€93020100

The average price of train tickets from Berkeley to Sacramento is pretty stable year-round. However, we still suggest buying your train tickets at least 48 hours prior to departure to avoid unexpected price hikes and the possibility of the train being sold out.

Which train should you take from Berkeley to Sacramento?

2 train services operate from Berkeley to Sacramento. Amtrak Capitol Corridor usually has more trains scheduled, with 12 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak23h 21m€29.84
Amtrak Capitol Corridor121h 47m€26.79
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Berkeley to Sacramento every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €24.

  • 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 Berkeley to Sacramento in about 1 hours and 47 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Berkeley and Sacramento is approximately 65 miles, or 104 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 38 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Wednesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Berkeley to Sacramento. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Wednesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Berkeley at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 14 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 Berkeley.

City Information

Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, US - BKY-0

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Berkeley is located on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay Area and is home to the popular University of California. It has an ethnically diverse community and numerous culinary and art attractions as a college city. Make the most of your trip with a visit to their unique museums, like the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, the Berkely Art Museum, and the Pacific Film Archive.

The Lawrence Hall of Science offers a planetarium and hands-on exhibits for families. Berkeley is also home to gorgeous parks and green spaces, like the 2000-acre Tilden Regional Park and Adventure Playground. Berkeley is the center of entertainment in California, with the exciting nightlife attracting students and young professionals. Food is an important part of this city, as you can explore the ethnic restaurants and food trucks. Look out for shows held in the Greek Theatre, or explore their ever-growing craft beer scene. Downtown Berkeley is the entertainment district of this college city.

If you're visiting Berkeley, you can do so by train from 85 other cities or bus from 38 cities. The bus lines are provided by FlixBus, while Amtrak supplies most of the train routes. In the town, you can move around with public transit, with student-friendly prices.

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 Berkeley?

Main departure station: 700 University Ave under University Ave overpass W of 4th St

There is one train station in Berkeley.

All train stations in Berkeley:

  • 700 University Ave under University Ave overpass W of 4th St

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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