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Oceanside - Sacramento Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 14 daily trains from Oceanside to Sacramento. Traveling by train from Oceanside to Sacramento usually takes around 13 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 10 hours and 53 minutes.

Distance438 mi (704 km)
Fastest train10h 53m
Lowest price€47.61
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Oceanside, CA to Sacramento, CA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Felicity

31 May 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: I liked all of the above elements, I liked that it got me where I needed to go, and that employees were friendly and helpful. Trains are great. Cons: When I got started my trip, the Bakersfield train was already delayed and the times on my ticket had changed, but...

Pros: I liked all of the above elements, I liked that it got me where I needed to go, and that employees were friendly and helpful. Trains are great. Cons: When I got started my trip, the Bakersfield train was already delayed and the times on my ticket had changed, but no one talked with me about the delay or any changes that might cause. This caused a problem on the last leg of the trip when I wasn't sure what time my bus would arrive and didn't know if I should get up from my seat while the bus was moving to ask the driver. What didn't occur to me was that the drop off location might have changed - while my ticket still said I'd be dropped off at the Capitol station on 10th Street in Sacramento, the bus actually finished its trip at the Valley Station. It would have been nice to have an announcement that that was different, but I also never confirmed the time and location of the bus destination with the driver myself and should have. Tips: Always check your timing and destination with the bus driver or conductor. Things can always change.

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

In the last month, €60.57 was the average price of a train ticket from Oceanside, CA to Sacramento, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €6.81 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€64€43€21SepOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Oceanside to Sacramento will vary between €59 and €64. Planning a train trip to Sacramento within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Oceanside over the next 7 days is €59. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

€64€51€38€26€13ONDJFMAMJJAS

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Oceanside to Sacramento by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for March. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €59 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Oceanside to Sacramento in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €64 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

€85€68€51€34€173020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 16 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Sacramento from Oceanside will be about €6.81 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Oceanside to Sacramento?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Oceanside, California to Sacramento, California. However, there are 14 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak1413h 20m€62.24
  • Amtrak

    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 14 Amtrak trains from Oceanside to Sacramento every day, as well as 21 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €48.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Oceanside 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Oceanside to Sacramento?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Oceanside to Sacramento. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Oceanside to Sacramento?

The distance between Oceanside and Sacramento is approximately 438 miles, or 704 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 53 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 Oceanside to Sacramento are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Oceanside at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 Oceanside to Sacramento?

There are 14 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Sacramento to Oceanside. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Oceanside to Sacramento for €76.85.

City Information

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 Oceanside?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Oceanside.

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

Arrival stations

Sacramento receives travelers from Oceanside at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Sacramento:

  • 1389 10th Street 10th and N Streets

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