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Paso Robles - Sacramento Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 9 daily train trips available from Paso Robles to Sacramento. Traveling by train from Paso Robles to Sacramento usually takes 8 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 7 hours and 7 minutes.

Distance209 mi (336 km)
Fastest train7h 7m
Lowest price$44.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Paso Robles to Sacramento

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

kristie

September 2, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Pros: beautiful views out windows; liked observation car (crowded & louder socializing), despite lots of other passengers it’s quiet in seats; affordable travel option .. would take again. Wish we had more time options, more trains throughout day. Cons: Need water to be available 24/7 not just when snack bar open to buy in plastic bottle- important given length of journey. Healthier food choices could be available.. coast starlight in CA had better food service than San Antonio TX train I took earlier this year. Tips: bring food & water; be waiting when train arrives. They are very quick to load up & be on the way, esp because of multiple stops.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Paso Robles and Sacramento cost $71.20, on average. Booking your trip at least 25 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $15.69 more.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Paso Robles to Sacramento often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in May when the average ticket price is only $49. If you're thinking of traveling from Paso Robles to Sacramento during January, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $71 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in January, is to book your trip well in advance.

Which train should you take from Paso Robles to Sacramento?

2 train services operate from Paso Robles to Sacramento. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 8 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak88h 34m$81.05
Amtrak Coast Starlight17h 34m$123.44
  • 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 8 Amtrak trains from Paso Robles to Sacramento every day, as well as 10 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $44.

  • The Amtrak Coast Starlight is a service provided by Amtrak that connects Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles on the US Pacific coast. The full journey winds through the Cascade Mountains, perfectly clipped vineyards, and dense coastal forest, allowing passengers to get a glimpse of the US west coast while enjoying air-conditioned cars, power outlets, complimentary onboard WiFi, and snacks.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Paso Robles and Sacramento is approximately 209 miles, or 336 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 7 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.

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

The earliest train departs Paso Robles at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. 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 9 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Paso Robles to Sacramento. 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 Sacramento to Paso Robles.

City Information

Sacramento

As the long-held capital city of California, Sacramento has a rich and vibrant history that is reflected in its historic buildings and quarters. The Old Sacramento Waterfront quarter is the best place to explore the city’s rich heritage. Boasting ages-old constructions and a quaint vibe that is reminiscent of the Wild West, the area allows visitors to travel back in time and relive the Gold Rush era. Among the most interesting destinations in the area is the California State Museum, located at the northern edge of the quarter. It offers numerous restored locomotives as well as exhibitions on the United States’ westward expansion. If history is not really your thing, then the Midtown quarter, which boasts a vibrant and expanding art scene, will be a great alternative.

Sacramento is famous for its vast tracts of farmland, so it makes sense that the best dishes are the ones made from locally-grown produce. Among the best places to try out homemade dishes are The Firehouse and The Kitchen. For a bit of an Asian taste, visit Mikuni in Midtown Sacramento.

The busiest bus station in Sacramento is located right in the heart of the city and offers bus service to Portland, Reno, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, among many other places. The main Amtrak train station is the nearby Sacramento Valley Station, which also serves the Gold Line of the local transit light rail. The principal regional airport is the Sacramento International Airport, located 10 miles northwest of Downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Paso Robles?

Main departure station: Intermodal Station - 800 Pine St

There is one train station in Paso Robles.

All train stations in Paso Robles:

  • Intermodal Station - 800 Pine St

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

Valley Station - 401 I St  - SACAMT-0

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Valley Station - 401 I St  - SACAMT-1

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Main arrival station: Valley Station - 401 I St

Sacramento Valley Station is the second busiest transport hub in California and is used by more than one million people every year. Originally constructed in 1926, it now serves as a major center for Amtrak trains traveling within California, northwards along the West Coast, and eastwards into the American Southwest. The station also falls along four Amtrak Thruway bus routes and operates as the western terminus for the Sacramento Light Rail network. Located between Old Sacramento and Downtown, the station is within walking distance of several Gold-Rush era historical monuments as well as an ultra-modern retail district filled with shops and restaurants.

All train stations in Sacramento:

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

  • 1389 10th Street 10th and N Streets

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