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Trains from Emeryville to Truckee

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Emeryville - Truckee Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Emeryville to Truckee. Traveling by train from Emeryville to Truckee usually takes around 12 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak California Zephyr train can make the trip in 5 hours and 28 minutes.

Distance154 mi (247 km)
Fastest train5h 28m
Lowest price$38.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Emeryville to Truckee

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Maria A

June 13, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: Spacious seats. I absolutely appreciate the observatory area. Cons: Wifi.

Pros: Spacious seats. I absolutely appreciate the observatory area. Cons: Wifi.

5.0

Charles

September 12, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak California Zephyr

On time Helpful staff

On time Helpful staff

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

In the last month, $82.05 was the average price of a train ticket from Emeryville to Truckee. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $8.97 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35JulJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Emeryville to Truckee will vary between $81 and $101. Planning a train trip to Truckee within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Emeryville over the next 7 days is $81. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Emeryville to Truckee by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $49 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Emeryville to Truckee in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $78 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

$125$100$75$50$253020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Truckee from Emeryville will be about $8.97 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Emeryville to Truckee?

2 train services operate from Emeryville to Truckee. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak513h 36m$97.31
Amtrak California Zephyr15h 29m$56.84
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from Emeryville to Truckee every day, as well as 12 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $41.

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Emeryville to Truckee 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 Truckee?

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

The distance between Emeryville and Truckee is approximately 154 miles, or 247 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 28 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Emeryville to Truckee tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

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 Truckee?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Emeryville to Truckee. 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 Truckee to Emeryville.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Emeryville?

245 Second St  - OAKAMT-0

Image credit: David Wilson

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246 Second St  - OAKAMT-1

Image credit: David Wilson

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Main departure station: 245 Second St

The Jack London Station in Oakland opened in 1995, replacing 16th Street Station, which was extensively damaged in the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. The station was named after the famous writer Jack London, as he spent much of his life in the area. It is a contemporary glass and stone structure located on the easternmost corner of Jack London Square. The square, which fronts a natural estuary leading to San Francisco Bay, was formerly the hub of Oakland's port activities, connecting the maritime and agricultural sectors. It is still an active and bustling waterfront today. Amtrak's Capitol Corridor, Coast Starlight, and San Joaquins trains serve the station. It is the 10th busiest of Amtrak's 74 California stops, boarding or de-boarding an average of 1,142 people per day.

All train stations in Emeryville:

  • 245 Second St

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

  • Salesforce Plaza

  • 5885 Horton St

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd

  • Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave

  • Union Station

  • 120 East Santa Fe Ave - Fullerton Transp Ctr

  • Glendale Transp Ctr - 400 W Cerritos Ave

  • Irvine Transp Ctr - 15215 Barranca Pkwy

  • Caltrain ACE station - 1001 Railroad Ave

  • 5099 Stars and Stripes Dr

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave

  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Chatsworth

Where is the train station in Truckee?

Main arrival station: 10065 Donner Pass Rd

Truckee has one train station.

All train stations in Truckee:

  • 10065 Donner Pass Rd

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