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Emeryville - Sacramento Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 14 daily trains from Emeryville to Sacramento. Traveling by train from Emeryville to Sacramento usually takes around one hour and 51 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€15.70
Trains per day14
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Capitol Corridor
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Emeryville to Sacramento

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)

4.9

4.0

Lisa

17 October 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: The scenery and speed of journey. Cons: Visual displays of train times platforms etc,. Tips: At Emmeryville station you can walk accross the tracks even though there is a huge footbridge over them.

5.0

Francis

31 July 2023- Business

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: saved driving to Sacramento. Tips: be prepared for departure time to not be on time.

5.0

Neda

31 May 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: The train departed exactly at 10:30 and it was an enjoyable ride. Cons: The engine was too loud. Tips: Have fun. My ride was short and I enjoyed the scenery.

5.0

joann

27 May 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

I could smell that someone was smoking weed.

5.0

Leonardo

2 July 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Lack of mask enforcement

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Emeryville to Sacramento was €27.05. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Sacramento if you book your train tickets at least 29 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra €1.41.

Average prices by travel date

€42€28€14MayJun

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Emeryville to Sacramento is expected to fluctuate between €27 and €30 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Sacramento in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Emeryville is €27.

Monthly average prices

€46€37€28€18€9JJASONDJFMAM
Ticket prices for the train from Emeryville to Sacramento stay pretty consistent throughout the year. You can expect to pay around €27 regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

€46€37€28€18€93020100

The average price of train tickets from Emeryville 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 Emeryville to Sacramento?

There are 4 train lines with service from Emeryville to Sacramento. Amtrak Capitol Corridor is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 12 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 48m€26.79
Amtrak California Zephyr11h 47m€33.57
Amtrak Capitol Corridor121h 51m€26.79
Amtrak Coast Starlight12h 8m€29.16
  • 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 Emeryville to Sacramento every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €27.

  • 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.

  • 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 51 minutes.

  • 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 8 minutes on average, and Coach tickets start at €16.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Emeryville and Sacramento is approximately 67 miles, or 108 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 51 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.

Trains from Emeryville to Sacramento are the most crowded on Friday. 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.

The earliest train departs Emeryville at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. 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 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Emeryville to Sacramento.

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

There is one train station in Emeryville.

All train stations in Emeryville:

  • 5885 Horton 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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