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Sacramento-Reno Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Sacramento to Reno?

Lowest Price€32.52
Fastest Train4h 47m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Sacramento to Reno 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 Reno?

In the last month, €32.52 was the average price of a train ticket from Sacramento, CA to Reno, NV. 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €12.06 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Sacramento to Reno?

The distance between Sacramento and Reno is approximately 111 miles, or 179 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 47 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 Reno 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 Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Sacramento at 11:00 and arrives in Reno around 4 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Sacramento to Reno?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Reno with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Reno to Sacramento. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Sacramento to Reno for €16.26.

Which train should you take from Sacramento to Reno?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Sacramento, California to Reno, Nevada. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak California Zephyr14h 47m€33.97

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 Reno?

Reno has one train station:

  • 280 N Center St

Price trends for trains from Sacramento to Reno

Average prices by travel date

€39€26€13SepSep

Monthly average prices

€86€68€51€34€17NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

€64€51€39€26€133020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Sacramento, CA to Reno, NV
4.7
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak California Zephyr report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.7
Staff
4.7
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Michael
5.0
24 January 2020Couples trip
Pros
Sitting in the observation section was very nice and clean. We liked the Sierra views and the snow packed mountains.
Tips
I would pack my own snacks and maybe drinks.

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