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Berkeley - Davis Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

14 trains operate daily from Berkeley to Davis. The train trip from Berkeley to Davis is usually about one hour and 35 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Capitol Corridor train can get you there in as little as one hour and 17 minutes.

Distance55 mi (88 km)
Fastest train1h 17m
Lowest price$24.00
Trains per day12
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Capitol Corridor
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Berkeley to Davis

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Cara

September 4, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: The train ride was very smooth and had a lovely view of the bay. Cons: The timeliness of the service and the prices.

What is the price of a train ticket from Berkeley to Davis?

The average price for a train ticket from Berkeley to Davis is $24.82, This is one of the best deals we’ve seen for train fares recently. By booking your trip at least 29 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $0.26 more.

Average prices by travel date

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The cost of a one-way train trip from Berkeley to Davis is expected to stay pretty stable over the next four weeks. No matter which day you travel, you can expect to pay about $25 for your ticket.

Monthly avg. prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during January. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Berkeley to Davis, with the average price at just $24. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in October, when the average price goes up to $27. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Berkeley to Davis. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 29 days before departure, you can save around $0.26. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Berkeley to Davis?

2 train services operate from Berkeley to Davis. 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
Amtrak22h 51m$33.50
Amtrak Capitol Corridor121h 22m$24.00
  • 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 Berkeley to Davis every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $26.

  • 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 Berkeley to Davis in about 1 hours and 22 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Berkeley and Davis is approximately 55 miles, or 88 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 17 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains departing from Berkeley to Davis tend to have the most passengers on Tuesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Tuesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Berkeley at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 14 scheduled trains on most days. 12 of these are direct connections to Davis. 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 Davis to Berkeley.

City Information

Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, US - BKY-0

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Berkeley is located on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay Area and is home to the popular University of California. It has an ethnically diverse community and numerous culinary and art attractions as a college city. Make the most of your trip with a visit to their unique museums, like the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, the Berkeley Art Museum, and the Pacific Film Archive.

The Lawrence Hall of Science offers a planetarium and hands-on exhibits for families. Berkeley is also home to gorgeous parks and green spaces, like the 2000-acre Tilden Regional Park and Adventure Playground. Berkeley is the center of entertainment in California, with the exciting nightlife attracting students and young professionals. Food is an important part of this city, as you can explore the ethnic restaurants and food trucks. Look out for shows held in the Greek Theatre, or explore their ever-growing craft beer scene. Downtown Berkeley is the entertainment district of this college city.

If you're visiting Berkeley, you can do so by train from 85 other cities or bus from 38 cities. The bus lines are provided by FlixBus, while Amtrak supplies most of the train routes. In the town, you can move around with public transit, with student-friendly prices.

Davis

Davis, located west of Sacramento in California, is famous for its small-town charm, green spaces, and bike-friendliness. Bring your bike to enjoy 50 miles of bicycle paths packed into the city, and pedal just about anywhere – including to the US Bicycling Hall of Fame, complete with antique bikes and trophies. Or, if you’d prefer to stay on your own two feet, talk a walk through any of the 399 acres of park land with picnic spots and sports fields. Swing by Central Park on Wednesdays and Saturdays to bag some fresh fruit and veggies at the Davis Farmers Market.

The event of the year is the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, held in mid-April at Sudwerk Brewery. This hanami-inspired event celebrates Japanese and Asian culture with live music, local artist galleries, seasonal beer, and cultural activities like mochi pounding. The best part? The whole event is a fundraiser, usually supporting one or more charities.

Other unique attractions in Davis include the California Raptor Center, an educational and research facility, and the UC Davis Arboretum, botanical garden and research center. Pick your own boysenberries, blackberries, and cherries at Impossible Acres, just east of town. The Explorit Science Center is an interactive science museum perfect for hands-on kiddos– and adults.

For food and entertainment, visit Roots Of Happiness, a coffee and tea lounge with karaoke and a piano. Check out Putah Creek Winery to learn about (and taste) a variety of different wines. The Artery is the perfect place to find decor, gifts, jewelry and more all while supporting local artists in Davis.

Amtrak Station is the central train station in Davis, and trains connect to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Seattle. There are three main bus stops across the city with service from Flixbus and Amtrak Thruway, including popular routes from Sacramento – making it easy to get to the nearest airport, the Sacramento International Airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Berkeley?

Main departure station: 700 University Ave under University Ave overpass W of 4th St

There is one train station in Berkeley.

All train stations in Berkeley:

  • 700 University Ave under University Ave overpass W of 4th St

Where is the train station in Davis?

Main arrival station: Amtrak Station - 840 Second St

Davis has one train station.

All train stations in Davis:

  • Amtrak Station - 840 Second St

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