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Sacramento-Yosemite Valley Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Sacramento to Yosemite Valley?

Lowest Price€22.68
Fastest Train6h 6m
Trains Per Day13
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Sacramento to Yosemite Valley 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 Yosemite Valley?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Sacramento to Yosemite Valley, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

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

In the last month, €22.68 was the average price of a train ticket from Sacramento, CA to Yosemite Valley, 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €4.07 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Sacramento to Yosemite Valley?

The distance between Sacramento and Yosemite Valley is approximately 118 miles, or 190 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 6 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 Yosemite Valley 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 Thursday 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 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 13:00. 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 Yosemite Valley?

There are 13 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 Yosemite Valley to Sacramento. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Sacramento to Yosemite Valley for €23.11.

Which train should you take from Sacramento to Yosemite Valley?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Sacramento, California to Yosemite Valley, California. However, there are 13 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak136h 16m€23.40

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 Yosemite Valley?

There are more train stations and stops in Yosemite Valley than most cities. Most trains from Sacramento will stop at one (or more) of the 6 following stations in Yosemite Valley:

  • Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
  • Camp 4
  • 9010 Curry Village Drive
  • White Wolf Lodge
  • 8028 Big Oak Flt Rd
  • Tuolumne Meadows Visitors Ctr.

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