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Emeryville - Reno Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Emeryville to Reno. Traveling by train from Emeryville to Reno usually takes around 14 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak California Zephyr train can make the trip in 6 hours and 46 minutes.

Distance178 mi (286 km)
Fastest train6h 46m
Lowest price$43.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Emeryville to Reno

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Chris

March 2, 2020- Visiting friends

Amtrak California Zephyr

Everything. The people, the lovely vistas, the dining car!

Everything. The people, the lovely vistas, the dining car!

5.0

Elizabeth

February 13, 2020- Vacation

Amtrak California Zephyr

Reno and Johnny mathis

Reno and Johnny mathis

5.0

Stacy

July 17, 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: Beautiful and scenic. Cons: I wish the train served Coors light. 😁. Tips: The Roomettes are awesome but coach is just as good. Their dining car offered decent food and was quite tasty. They offered vegetarian options too!

Pros: Beautiful and scenic. Cons: I wish the train served Coors light. 😁. Tips: The Roomettes are awesome but coach is just as good. Their dining car offered decent food and was quite tasty. They offered vegetarian options too!

4.0

Chandra

June 7, 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: The sight and it was relaxing. Cons: Overhead, kept hitting my head. Let people know about wi-fi.

Pros: The sight and it was relaxing. Cons: Overhead, kept hitting my head. Let people know about wi-fi.

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

In the last month, $96.35 was the average price of a train ticket from Emeryville to Reno. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $14.50 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$120$80$40JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Emeryville to Reno will vary between $93 and $116. Planning a train trip to Reno within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Emeryville over the next 7 days is $93. 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 Reno 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 $58 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Emeryville to Reno in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $97 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 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Reno from Emeryville will be about $14.50 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Emeryville to Reno?

2 train services operate from Emeryville to Reno. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 6 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak615h 22m$110.31
Amtrak California Zephyr16h 47m$65.00
  • 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 6 Amtrak trains from Emeryville to Reno every day, as well as 15 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $45.

  • 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 Reno 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 Reno?

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

The distance between Emeryville and Reno is approximately 178 miles, or 286 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 14 hours and 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 46 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?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Emeryville to Reno. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

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 Reno?

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Emeryville to Reno. 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 Reno to Emeryville.

City Information

Reno

Dazzling with neon lights and bustling through the night, Reno is a great destination for those seeking top-class entertainment. Though considerably outshined by Las Vegas, Reno still brings unique attractions to the table. Among the most notable destinations for non-gamblers is an independent art scene down at Riverwalk, where indie galleries as well as restaurants abound. Fans of the great outdoors should not miss out on nearby Lake Tahoe, which stands among the most beautiful vacation destinations in the country.

At its core, Reno is still a city for gamblers, and it certainly does not disappoint. Slot machines, table games and cabaret shows are available at the local casinos, ready to tempt risk-takers who wish to court Lady Luck.

Right in the heart of downtown Reno, you will find the Reno Amtrak station from where you can take a train to Northern California and beyond. The local Reno-Tahoe International Airport is located outside of the city and it provides quick access to international flight routes. The main bus stop that serves Reno is also located at the airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Emeryville?

245 Second St  - OAKAMT-0

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246 Second St  - OAKAMT-1

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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

  • Santa Fe Depot - 1050 Kettner Blvd

  • Salesforce Plaza

  • 5885 Horton St

  • Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave

  • Union Station

  • Glendale Transp Ctr - 400 W Cerritos Ave

  • 3750 Empire Ave

  • Downtown Metrolink Station - 4066 Vine St

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd

  • 120 East Santa Fe Ave - Fullerton Transp Ctr

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

  • 5099 Stars and Stripes Dr

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

Where is the train station in Reno?

280 N Center St  - RNOAMT-1

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280 N Center St  - RNOAMT-0

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280 N Center St  - RNOAMT-2

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Main arrival station: 280 N Center St

The Amtrak Station in Reno is one of the main travel hubs in the city and opened in 1868. Located on North Center St, the station is surrounded by the casinos, restaurants, and hotels which put Reno on the map. Due to its downtown location, the station waiting area and the train tracks are actually placed below ground level. The California Zephyr train line passes through this station on its route from Chicago to Emeryville as well as Amtrak Thruway buses which connect to Sacramento.

All train stations in Reno:

  • 280 N Center St

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