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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Emeryville to Merced?

Lowest price$21.25
Fastest train2h 48m
Trains per day4
Train lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Emeryville to Merced 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Emeryville to Merced?

In the last month, $21.25 was the average price of a train ticket from Emeryville, CA to Merced, 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 $5.83 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Emeryville to Merced?

The distance between Emeryville and Merced is approximately 105 miles, or 169 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 48 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 Emeryville to Merced are the most crowded on Monday. 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?

The earliest train departs Emeryville at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 Emeryville to Merced?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Emeryville to Merced.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Merced to Emeryville.

Which train should you take from Emeryville to Merced?

Amtrak San Joaquins is the one and only train line which connects Emeryville, California to Merced, California. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak San Joaquins42h 49m$22.59

Amtrak San Joaquins train tickets from Emeryville to Merced start from $21, and on average cost $23. Daily there are 4 Amtrak San Joaquins schedules to Merced. Amtrak San Joaquins in Emeryville leaves from 5885 Horton St, And in Merced trains arrive at 324 W 24th St, From Emeryville to Merced train travel on Amtrak San Joaquins takes 2 hours and 49 minutes. If you are looking to get to Merced faster, Amtrak San Joaquins offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 48 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak San Joaquins offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $23 for a one-way train ticket to Merced.

Where is the train station in Emeryville?

There is one train station in Emeryville:

  • 5885 Horton St

Where is the train station in Merced?

Merced has one train station:

  • 324 W 24th St

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Emeryville, CA to Merced, CA

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




December 20, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: Nice view. Cons: Have more space for lunages, lock and secured. Pros: Nice view. Cons: Have more space for lunages, lock and secured.



December 20, 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak San Joaquins

Pros: Easy process to board, comfortable and overall... would take the train again. Cons: N/A. Tips: Wifi didn't connect until the 3rd attempt. Pros: Easy process to board, comfortable and overall... would take the train again. Cons: N/A. Tips: Wifi didn't connect until the 3rd attempt.

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