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Emeryville - Sacramento Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 34 daily trains from Emeryville to Sacramento. Traveling by train from Emeryville to Sacramento usually takes around 9 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Corridor train can make the trip in one hour and 42 minutes.

Distance67 mi (108 km)
Fastest train1h 42m
Lowest price$25.00
Trains per day12
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Emeryville to Sacramento

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Nagendra

January 31, 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: Got to my destination on time,comfortable ride,friendly staff. Cons: Announcement on the train could be clearer.

Pros: Got to my destination on time,comfortable ride,friendly staff. Cons: Announcement on the train could be clearer.

5.0

Matt

August 3, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: I hadn't been on one of these in years. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. The Staff are incredibly friendly and down to earth. One guy with a big beard was hysterical and graciously took pictures for several groups on the train. Cons: Nothing. It was glorious!

Pros: I hadn't been on one of these in years. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. The Staff are incredibly friendly and down to earth. One guy with a big beard was hysterical and graciously took pictures for several groups on the train. Cons: Nothing. It was glorious!

Price trends for trains from Emeryville to Sacramento

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25JunJul

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

Which train should you take from Emeryville to Sacramento?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak2211h 17m$67.82
Amtrak California Zephyr11h 48m$29.09
Amtrak Capitol Corridor101h 51m$29.00
Amtrak Coast Starlight12h 2m$41.85
  • 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 Sacramento every day, as well as 50 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $25.

  • 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 Sacramento in about 1 hours and 51 minutes.

  • Amtrak Coast Starlight

    Amtrak Coast Starlight

    The Coast Starlight is an Amtrak train that travels the entire length of the West Coast, connecting Los Angeles to Seattle. The route starts hugging the California coastline, treating passengers to swoon-worthy views of the Pacific, before continuing into the verdant forests of the Cascade Mountains. The Coast Starlight indisputably earns its spot among the most scenic Amtrak train routes. Seating options include Coach or Business Class and roomettes or bedrooms for extra space. A trip from Emeryville to Sacramento takes 2 hours and 2 minutes on average, and Coach tickets start at $25.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Emeryville 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.

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 Sacramento?

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

The distance between Emeryville and Sacramento is approximately 67 miles, or 108 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 42 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Emeryville to Sacramento 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 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 Emeryville to Sacramento?

There are 34 scheduled trains on most days. 12 of these are direct connections to Sacramento. 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 Sacramento to Emeryville.

City Information

Sacramento

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.

Sacramento is famous for its vast tracts of farmland, so it makes sense that the best dishes are the ones made from locally-grown produce. Among the best places to try out homemade dishes are The Firehouse and The Kitchen. For a bit of an Asian taste, visit Mikuni in Midtown Sacramento.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Emeryville?

Main departure station: 5885 Horton St

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Emeryville where you can board the train.

All train stations in Emeryville:

  • 5885 Horton St

  • Salesforce Plaza

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

  • 11 Station Pl

  • Intermodal Station - 800 Pine St

  • 209 State Street

  • Santa Maria Bus Stop

  • 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113

  • 1011 Railroad Ave

  • 180 W Grand Ave

  • Santa Fe Depot - 1050 Kettner Blvd

  • 4005 Taylor St

  • Oceanside Transit Center

  • Irvine Transp Ctr - 15215 Barranca Pkwy

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

Valley Station - 401 I St  - SACAMT-1

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Valley Station - 401 I St  - SACAMT-0

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Main arrival station: Valley Station - 401 I St

Sacramento Valley Station is the second busiest transport hub in California and is used by more than one million people every year. Originally constructed in 1926, it now serves as a major center for Amtrak trains traveling within California, northwards along the West Coast, and eastwards into the American Southwest. The station also falls along four Amtrak Thruway bus routes and operates as the western terminus for the Sacramento Light Rail network. Located between Old Sacramento and Downtown, the station is within walking distance of several Gold-Rush era historical monuments as well as an ultra-modern retail district filled with shops and restaurants.

All train stations in Sacramento:

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

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