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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Merced to Sacramento?

Lowest Price$18.50
Fastest Train2h 12m
Trains Per Day13
Train Lines1
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Price trends for trains from Merced to Sacramento

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10AugAug

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Merced to Sacramento right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Merced to Sacramento?

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

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

In the last month, $21.51 was the average price of a train ticket from Merced, CA to Sacramento, 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 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $2.32 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Merced to Sacramento?

The distance between Merced and Sacramento is approximately 104 miles, or 168 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 12 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 Sacramento 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 Wednesday 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 Sacramento?

There are 13 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Sacramento to Merced. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Merced to Sacramento for $12.00.

Which train should you take from Merced to Sacramento?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Merced, California to Sacramento, California. However, there are 13 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak132h 51m$22.32

Where is the train station in Merced?

There is one train station in Merced:

  • 324 W 24th St

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

Sacramento receives travelers from Merced at its two active train stations:

  • Valley Station - 401 I St
  • 1389 10th Street 10th and N Streets

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