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Trip Summary

15 trains operate daily from Richmond to Sacramento. The train trip from Richmond to Sacramento is usually about one hour and 52 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Capitol Corridor train can get you there in as little as one hour and 31 minutes.

Distance64 mi (103 km)
Fastest train1h 31m
Lowest price€15.70
Trains per day13
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Capitol Corridor
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Richmond to Sacramento

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Sandra

24 January 2024- Visiting friends

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: Clean, on time, helpful staff. Cons: Can’t think of anything now. Tips: Do it!

5.0

Yamuna

10 January 2024- Solo travel

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: Good. Cons: Timing. Tips: Be early to th station.

5.0

Narendra

25 May 2023- Business

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: It was an excellent trip. Thanks. Cons: Timings.

5.0

Arnaud

30 April 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: The confort. Cons: N/A.

5.0

Alena L

20 March 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: Very relaxing. Cons: Nothing.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Richmond, CA to Sacramento, CA was €23.55. 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 €1.29.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Richmond to Sacramento stay pretty consistent throughout the year. You can expect to pay around €26 regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

€46€37€28€18€93020100

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

There are 3 train lines with service from Richmond to Sacramento. Amtrak Capitol Corridor is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 12 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak23h 15m€29.80
Amtrak California Zephyr11h 37m€20.32
Amtrak Capitol Corridor121h 40m€24.94
  • 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 Richmond to Sacramento every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €23.

  • 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 Richmond to Sacramento in about 1 hours and 40 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Richmond and Sacramento is approximately 64 miles, or 103 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 31 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Richmond to Sacramento on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Wednesday. Wednesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Richmond 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 15 scheduled trains on most days. 13 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 Richmond.

City Information

Richmond

Richmond, CA, US - RON-0

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Richmond is a city in the South Francisco Bay Area, popular for its rich naval history, specifically its role in the World War 2 home front. During this time, thousands of workers moved to the city to support wartime industries. Richmond features different waterfront neighborhoods and houses facing the river with miles of waterfront areas. Richmond offers its residents scenic parks, shorelines, and outdoor spaces, including Tilden Regional Park, Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, and Regional Parks Botanic Garden. The city also has some unique places to check out, like the Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, which combines a park with a rail museum, and the Redwood Valley Railway.

In Richmond, there are exciting things to do, like zipline adventures in Sonoma and Brazen Racing. The city boasts a fast-growing craft beer scene, with popular names like Fieldwork Brewing and East Brother Beer Company. You can time your visit to participate in the Richmond Main Street Initiative, beer and food, and art festivals. For shopping and restaurants, check out Downtown Richmond.

Richmond is easily accessible from 137 other cities by train, with most trains provided by Amtrak Capitol Corridor. If you prefer to travel by bus, you can follow the routes provided by FlixBus US US from tens of other cities. Within Richmond, there are dedicated public transit routes through BART and Amtrak.

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 Richmond?

Main departure station: BART Station - 1700 Nevin Ave

There is one train station in Richmond.

All train stations in Richmond:

  • BART Station - 1700 Nevin Ave

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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