Chico to Burbank train

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Chico - Burbank Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 4 daily train trips available from Chico to Burbank. Traveling by train from Chico to Burbank usually takes 13 hours and 46 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 10 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance430 mi (692 km)
Fastest train10h 10m
Lowest price$68.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from Chico to Burbank?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Chico to Burbank was $91.80. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Burbank if you book your train tickets at least 8 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $192.06.

Monthly avg. prices

Ticket prices for the train from Chico to Burbank often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in January when the average ticket price is only $76. If you're thinking of traveling from Chico to Burbank during July, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $123 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in July, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you're looking to save on your train trip from Chico to Burbank, book online with Wanderu at least 8 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $192.06 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Chico to Burbank?

2 train services operate from Chico to Burbank. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak312h 51m$97.22
Amtrak Coast Starlight116h 33m$523.67
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Chico to Burbank every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $68.

  • The Amtrak Coast Starlight is a service provided by Amtrak that connects Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles on the US Pacific coast. The full journey winds through the Cascade Mountains, perfectly clipped vineyards, and dense coastal forest, allowing passengers to get a glimpse of the US west coast while enjoying air-conditioned cars, power outlets, complimentary onboard WiFi, and snacks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Chico to Burbank. 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.

The distance between Chico and Burbank is approximately 430 miles, or 692 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 10 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.

Trains departing from Chico to Burbank tend to have the most passengers on Friday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Friday. 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 Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Chico at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00am. 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 4 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Chico to Burbank. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Burbank to Chico.

City Information


Chico is the largest city in California north of Sacramento, as well as the cultural and economic heart of the northern Sacramento Valley. In addition, the city is a college town, home to California State University.

Chico is a California city famed for its world-famous golf course, wooded paths popular with hikers and environmental enthusiasts, and the massive Bidwell Park. If you're visiting Chico, you can't miss Bidwell Park, which spans 2500 acres of natural beauty.

Chico has the most fantastic steakhouse at the 5th Street Steakhouse. The highly recommended Unwined Kitchen & Bar is only two blocks away, serving the best bar food and drinks. There is no shortage of nightlife in Chico, the best cocktail bar (Duffy's Tavern) is only 100m away from central Chico, and if you are craving a club, The Beach Nightclub is the best option.

Amtrak has one of the major train stations in Chico, with service to Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Seattle, and more. For buses, Jefferson Lines offers routes from cities like Seattle, Phoenix, Sacramento to Chico.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Chico?

Main departure station: 450 Orange St

There is one train station in Chico.

All train stations in Chico:

  • 450 Orange St

Where is the train station in Burbank?

Main arrival station: 3750 Empire Ave

Burbank has one train station.

All train stations in Burbank:

  • 3750 Empire Ave

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