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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Davis to Chico. Traveling by train from Davis to Chico usually takes around 3 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Coast Starlight train can make the trip in 2 hours and 22 minutes.

Distance82 mi (132 km)
Fastest train2h 22m
Lowest price$17.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last month, $20.17 was the average price of a train ticket from Davis, CA to Chico, 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 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $2.40 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Davis to Chico by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $21 whenever you decide to board the train to Chico.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Davis to Chico remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Davis to Chico?

2 train services operate from Davis, California to Chico, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak43h 21m$21.53
Amtrak Coast Starlight12h 22m$18.38
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 4 Amtrak trains from Davis to Chico every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $21.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Davis to Chico 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Davis to Chico?

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

How long is the train journey from Davis to Chico?

The distance between Davis and Chico is approximately 82 miles, or 132 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 22 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Davis to Chico are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Sunday 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 Davis at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Davis to Chico?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Davis to Chico. 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 Chico to Davis.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Davis?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Davis.

Where is the train station in Chico?

Arrival stations

Chico has one train station.

Need a return trip from Chico to Davis?

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