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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Merced to Emeryville. Traveling by train from Merced to Emeryville usually takes around 4 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak San Joaquins train can make the trip in 2 hours and 47 minutes.

Distance105 mi (169 km)
Fastest train2h 47m
Lowest price$21.25
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak San Joaquins
Train lines2

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

In the last month, $23.15 was the average price of a train ticket from Merced, CA to Emeryville, 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 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $9.43 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Merced to Emeryville will vary between $21 and $27. Planning a train trip to Emeryville within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Merced over the next 7 days is $21. 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

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Traveling from Merced to Emeryville by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $25 whenever you decide to board the train to Emeryville.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Merced to Emeryville remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Merced to Emeryville?

2 train services operate from Merced, California to Emeryville, California. Amtrak San Joaquins 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
Amtrak27h 46m$32.14
Amtrak San Joaquins52h 52m$22.62
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    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 2 Amtrak trains from Merced to Emeryville every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $21.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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 Merced to Emeryville?

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

The distance between Merced and Emeryville is approximately 105 miles, or 169 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 47 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Merced to Emeryville are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Thursday 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 Merced at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Merced to Emeryville?

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Emeryville. 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 Emeryville to Merced.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Merced?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Merced.

Where is the train station in Emeryville?

Arrival stations

Emeryville has one train station.

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