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Martinez - Truckee Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 3 daily train trips available from Martinez to Truckee. Traveling by train from Martinez to Truckee usually takes 5 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 4 hours and 6 minutes.

Distance139 mi (223 km)
Fastest train4h 6m
Lowest price$27.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Martinez to Truckee

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)




July 29, 2023- Vacation


Pros: Cleanliness of both station and train. Great communication regarding trip status. Comfortable, safe transportation. Efficient and on time. Cons: All great - no issues. Tips: Easy, stress free option for long distance travel.



January 28, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: Riding the train is a relaxing way to go from the bay area to Truckee/Tahoe. I recommend it. It was easy to get some work done, listen to a podcast, and have a snooze. The car was about half full and pretty quiet. The "view" car seemed pretty lively. Cons: WIFI!!!!!!!!! Tips: Bring your own food unless you like microwave pizza or burgers. The microwave Jimmy Dean english muffin was OK!



November 24, 2019- Vacation

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: Calm, scenic,relaxing. Nice to get away from airports! Cons: Can’t think of anything! Tips: Try it!

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Martinez to Truckee was $38.64. At this price, taking the train is the cheap and easy way to go. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Truckee if you book your train tickets at least 26 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $16.51.

Average prices by travel date


The average cost of a one-way train trip from Martinez to Truckee is expected to fluctuate between $36 and $50 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Truckee in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Martinez is $36.

Monthly avg. prices

You can find the lowest prices on this route during November. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Martinez to Truckee, with the average price at just $44. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in August, when the average price goes up to $66. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches


Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Martinez to Truckee. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 26 days before departure, you can save around $16.51. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Martinez to Truckee?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak25h 42m$44.50
Amtrak California Zephyr14h 55m$36.53
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Martinez to Truckee every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $40.

  • Amtrak California Zephyr is one of the longest train routes in the United States, spanning from Chicago to Emeryville. With views of the Colorado and Mississippi rivers, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and the Rockies, it highlights some of the most stunning views the US has.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Martinez 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.

The distance between Martinez and Truckee is approximately 139 miles, or 223 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 6 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.

Trains departing from Martinez to Truckee tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. 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 Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Martinez at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Martinez 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 Martinez.

City Information


Martinez is a community in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area located on the southern bank of the Carquinez Strait. It's known for its antique shops and wonderfully preserved historic structures. Martinez, founded in 1849, is one of California's oldest towns, with almost 40,000 residents and a thriving downtown area packed with things to see and do. Martinez is a busy waterfront neighborhood with a diverse range of retail, service, entertainment, and food options.

If you are a museum lover, the Martinez Museum is dedicated to preserving Martinez's history and legacy. If you're not into the museum vibe, you can check out the amazing George Miller Trail, which connects Martinez and Port Costa. The trail is open to walkers, bikers, and equestrians.

Martinez's Amtrak has several train lines that stop in downtown Martinez, making it an ideal mode of transportation to get to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and more. Buses from Laytonville, Rohnert Park, Garberville, Eureka, and Ukiah go to Martinez. The closest airport is the Oakland International Airport, which is about 40 miles away.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Martinez?

Main departure station: 601 Marina Vista Ave

There is one train station in Martinez.

All train stations in Martinez:

  • 601 Marina Vista Ave

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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