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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Sacramento to San Jose?

Lowest Price€23.96
Fastest Train3h 3m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Sacramento to San Jose 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.

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Sacramento to San Jose. 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.

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

In the last month, €31.68 was the average price of a train ticket from Sacramento, CA to San Jose, CA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €2.12 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Sacramento to San Jose?

The distance between Sacramento and San Jose is approximately 89 miles, or 142 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 3 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 Sacramento to San Jose 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.

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 San Jose?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to San Jose. 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 San Jose to Sacramento. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Sacramento to San Jose for €8.56.

Which train should you take from Sacramento to San Jose?

There are 3 train lines with service from Sacramento, California to San Jose, California. Amtrak Capitol Corridor is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 5 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak15h 53m€33.13
Amtrak Capitol Corridor53h 6m€33.23
Amtrak Coast Starlight13h 20m€25.35

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 San Jose?

San Jose has one train station:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

Price trends for trains from Sacramento to San Jose

Average prices by travel date

€39€26€13NovDec

Monthly average prices

€43€34€26€17€9DJFMAMJJASON

Prices as travel date approaches

€43€34€26€17€93020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Sacramento, CA to San Jose, CA
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Capitol Corridor report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Ealaisa
5.0
3 September 2019Business
Pros
Smooth ride
Cons
The toilets

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