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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Sacramento to Oakland?

Lowest Price€21.40
Fastest Train1h 46m
Trains Per Day12
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Sacramento to Oakland right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, €24.62 was the average price of a train ticket from Sacramento, CA to Oakland, CA. 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 €0.31 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Sacramento to Oakland?

The distance between Sacramento and Oakland is approximately 68 miles, or 110 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 46 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Sacramento to Oakland 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 Sunday 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 Sacramento at 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. 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 Sacramento to Oakland?

There are 12 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Sacramento to Oakland.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Oakland to Sacramento. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Sacramento to Oakland for €6.85.

Which train should you take from Sacramento to Oakland?

2 train services operate from Sacramento, California to Oakland, California. 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
Amtrak Capitol Corridor121h 52m€24.81
Amtrak Coast Starlight12h 0m€22.06

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

There is one train station in Sacramento:

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

Where is the train station in Oakland?

Oakland receives travelers from Sacramento at its two active train stations:

  • 245 Second St
  • Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Sacramento, CA to Oakland, CA
Based on 5 ratings and reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Capitol Corridor report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
4 March 2020Visiting family
train car was clean and relatively quiet close to the bathrooms but not stinky!!
nothing comes to mind
the attendants of the cars were super friendly and had all the answers I sought
17 October 2019Solo travel
I love trains! It was VERY spacious - everyone had their own section of seating or table for the most part in my car. The lady working the dining car was very sweet and the access to snacks saved me... i was hungry! I got some work done on my computer after that; it’s m...More
Do the seats recline? I don’t think I looked or tried to do it but would be a plus if they did! I would say better food in dining car but I understand you need to make money :)
13 September 2019Business
Very comfortable

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Coast Starlight report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
13 July 2019Solo travel
Not having to drive.
When I booked the Amtrak I wanted to return by Amtrak but was dismayed to see my return was booked with Grayhound. Grayhound refused to refund my purchase through wanderu
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