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Chico-Sacramento Train Schedule
There is one daily train from Chico to Sacramento. Traveling by train from Chico to Sacramento usually takes around 2 hours and 25 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||81 mi (131 km)|
|Fastest train||2h 25m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Coast Starlight|
What is the price of a train ticket from Chico to Sacramento?
In the last month, $14.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Chico, CA to Sacramento, 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 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $6.00 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Chico to Sacramento by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $14 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Chico to Sacramento in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $21 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 11 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Sacramento from Chico will be about $6.00 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Chico to Sacramento?
Amtrak Coast Starlight is the one and only train line which connects Chico, California to Sacramento, California. 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.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Coast Starlight||1||2h 25m||$16.36|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Chico to Sacramento during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the train journey from Chico to Sacramento?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Chico to Sacramento are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Friday 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 Chico at 3:00am and arrives in Sacramento around 2 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Chico to Sacramento?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Sacramento with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.
As the long-held capital city of California, Sacramento has a rich and vibrant history that is reflected in its historic buildings and quarters. The Old Sacramento Waterfront quarter is the best place to explore the city’s rich heritage. Boasting ages-old constructions and a quaint vibe that is reminiscent of the Wild West, the area allows visitors to travel back in time and relive the Gold Rush era. Among the most interesting destinations in the area is the California State Museum, located at the northern edge of the quarter. It offers numerous restored locomotives as well as exhibitions on the United States’ westward expansion. If history is not really your thing, then the Midtown quarter, which boasts a vibrant and expanding art scene, will be a great alternative.
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The busiest bus station in Sacramento is located right in the heart of the city and offers bus service to Portland, Reno, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, among many other places. The main Amtrak train station is the nearby Sacramento Valley Station, which also serves the Gold Line of the local transit light rail. The principal regional airport is the Sacramento International Airport, located 10 miles northwest of Downtown.
Where is the train station in Chico?
There is one train station in Chico.
Where is the train station in Sacramento?
Sacramento has one train station.
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