Trains from Emeryville to Richmond

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Trip Summary

There are 36 daily trains from Emeryville to Richmond. Traveling by train from Emeryville to Richmond usually takes around one hour and 58 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak San Joaquins train can make the trip in 7 minutes.

Distance8 mi (13 km)
Fastest train0h 7m
Lowest price$4.00
Trains per day17
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines4

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

In the last month, $12.92 was the average price of a train ticket from Emeryville, CA to Richmond, 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 8 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $1.09 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Emeryville to Richmond by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $6 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Emeryville to Richmond in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $34 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 8 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Richmond from Emeryville will be about $1.09 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Emeryville to Richmond?

There are 4 train lines with service from Emeryville to Richmond. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 22 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak223h 23m$21.13
Amtrak California Zephyr10h 13m$9.65
Amtrak Capitol Corridor110h 12m$4.99
Amtrak San Joaquins50h 7m$4.20
  • 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 22 Amtrak trains from Emeryville to Richmond every day, as well as 27 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $5.

  • Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak’s California Zephyr travels over 2,400 miles to connect Chicago to the San Francisco area. The full journey takes over 50 hours, so many passengers upgrade to a sleeper cabin for added privacy and comfort. The Zephyr is one of Amtrak’s most scenic routes, and the sightseer lounge’s panoramic windows offer the best views of the Rockies, the Sierra Nevadas, and the Great Salt Lake along the route.

  • Amtrak Capitol Corridor

    Amtrak Capitol Corridor

    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 Emeryville to Richmond in about 0 hours and 12 minutes.

  • Amtrak San Joaquins

    Amtrak San Joaquins

    After becoming a permanent Amtrak rail route in 1974, the San Joaquins has offered train services throughout California and the San Joaquin Valley. The line runs daily from the San Francisco Bay Area to Bakersfield, with many stops in between, including Martinez and Modesto. Although Amtrak San Joaquins is one of the nation's busiest routes, it is renowned for being impeccably clean and safe, with passenger comfort remaining the carrier's highest priority. Most of the trains on this line are equipped with lavatories, onboard WiFi, disabled access, and personal power outlets, ensuring a comfortable journey for every passenger.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Emeryville to Richmond?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Emeryville to Richmond. 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 Emeryville to Richmond?

The distance between Emeryville and Richmond is approximately 8 miles, or 13 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Richmond.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Emeryville to Richmond are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Monday 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 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 Richmond?

There are 36 scheduled trains on most days. 17 of these are direct connections to Richmond. 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 Richmond to Emeryville.

City Information

Emeryville

Emeryville is the true hometown of Nemo, Buzz, and Mike Wazowski-- or at least the hometown of Pixar, the studio that created them. Located in Alameda County, right next to San Francisco, Emeryville is considered one of California's best residential areas. Locals of Emeryville enjoy a dense urban vibe, with numerous bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.

If you love food, visit one of the most exquisite restaurants in Emeryville. The Old Stamp House is a restaurant where every crew member wants you to have a great time on each food course. They show incredible food knowledge and appreciation, as well as where and how the food was sourced.

There are almost limitless ways of transport, from bikes and busses to taxis, trains, and planes. Amtrak has multiple lines that stop in Emeryville, including the California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, and Capitol Corridor, on the way to cities like San Francisco, Sacramento, and even Chicago. San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport are the two major international airports that serve Emeryville and are only 25 and 10 miles away, respectively.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Emeryville?

Main departure station: Salesforce Plaza

Behind a modern curved façade lies San Francisco’s commuter hub, the Salesforce Transit Center. This gateway to downtown San Francisco and the entire Bay Area welcomes tens of thousands of passengers every day. Finding your way around is easy thanks to more than 270 digital displays with transit information. The Salesforce Transit Center serves as a bus station for Greyhound and Amtrak Thruway buses, as well as several public transit options for convenient connections. A standout feature of the Salesforce Transit Center is a public five-acre rooftop park which gives travelers an open space to relax. Rotating food trucks, cafés, carts, and pop-up retail make this a dynamic and vibrant destination in itself.

All train stations in Emeryville:

  • Salesforce Plaza

  • 5885 Horton St

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

  • Union Station

  • Downtown Metrolink Station - 4066 Vine St

  • Intermodal Station - 800 Pine St

  • Glendale Transp Ctr - 400 W Cerritos Ave

  • 1011 Railroad Ave

  • Santa Fe Depot - 1050 Kettner Blvd

  • Transportation Center

  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Chatsworth

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • 209 State Street

  • Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave

  • 3750 Empire Ave

Where is the train station in Richmond?

Main arrival station: BART Station - 1700 Nevin Ave

Richmond has one train station.

All train stations in Richmond:

  • BART Station - 1700 Nevin Ave

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