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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Oakland to Sacramento?

Lowest Price$25.00
Fastest Train1h 45m
Trains Per Day16
Train Lines3
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Price trends for trains from Oakland to Sacramento

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10JulJul

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Oakland to Sacramento
5.0
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Capitol Corridor report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Charles
5.0
September 2, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The scenery and not dealing with traffic
Cons
N/A
Tips
No

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Oakland 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Oakland to Sacramento?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $28.77 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Oakland to Sacramento. By booking your trip 24 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $2.12 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Oakland to Sacramento?

The distance between Oakland and Sacramento is approximately 68 miles, or 110 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 45 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Oakland to Sacramento are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Monday 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 Oakland at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Oakland to Sacramento?

There are 16 scheduled trains on most days. 13 of these are direct connections to Sacramento. 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 Sacramento to Oakland. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Oakland to Sacramento for $14.00.

What train services are there from Oakland to Sacramento?

There are 3 train lines with service from Oakland to Sacramento. Amtrak Capitol Corridor is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 12 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak33h 47m$30.32
Amtrak Capitol Corridor122h 4m$29.00
Amtrak Coast Starlight12h 20m$26.09

Where is the train station in Oakland?

There are two stations in Oakland where you can board the train to Sacramento:

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

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

Sacramento has one train station:

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

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