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Redding - Berkeley Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

3 trains operate daily from Redding to Berkeley. The train trip from Redding to Berkeley is usually about 7 hours and 27 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 5 hours and 24 minutes.

Distance188 mi (302 km)
Fastest train5h 24m
Lowest price$48.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Redding to Berkeley?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Redding to Berkeley was $48.00. Compared to most train fares, this is an excellent price. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 10 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $2.06 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Monthly average prices

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The price of a train ticket from Redding to Berkeley remains pretty stable, regardless of when you plan to travel. Tickets on this route usually cost $50 throughout the year.

Which train should you take from Redding to Berkeley?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Redding to Berkeley. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak37h 28m$51.19
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Redding to Berkeley every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $48.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Redding to Berkeley. 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 Redding and Berkeley is approximately 188 miles, or 302 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 24 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Redding to Berkeley on Sunday. Tickets for Sunday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Wednesday. Wednesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Redding at 2:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00am. 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. 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 Berkeley to Redding.

City Information

Redding

Redding, CA, US - RDD-0

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Redding is a city in Northern California and is often known as this region's cultural and economic capital. It offers a wide range of fun activities and outdoor areas to explore, like the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, offering picturesque waterfalls and a lake, and the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, which includes botanical gardens, a greenhouse, and a natural history museum. Want some incredible views? Head to the Sundial Bridge, a suspension bridge covering the Sacramento River that works as a sundial.

Redding is a popular location for adventure, as it's sunny almost 90% of the time. It is a popular location for young professionals and students who want to escape the bustling of other major California cities. Beer lovers will be pleased to explore the craft beer scene, and it also features wineries, vineyards, and cellars. The city is constantly holding beer, food, arts, and music festivals, with the Redding Fire Festival being one of the most popular.

If you're visiting Redding, over 100 cities provide train routes going to this city through Amtrak and Amtrak Coast Starlight. You can also access the city by bus provided by Jefferson Lines. The town also has good transport links, with the dominant mode of transportation being the buses provided by the Redding Area Bus Authority.

Berkeley

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Berkeley is located on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay Area and is home to the popular University of California. It has an ethnically diverse community and numerous culinary and art attractions as a college city. Make the most of your trip with a visit to their unique museums, like the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, the Berkeley Art Museum, and the Pacific Film Archive.

The Lawrence Hall of Science offers a planetarium and hands-on exhibits for families. Berkeley is also home to gorgeous parks and green spaces, like the 2000-acre Tilden Regional Park and Adventure Playground. Berkeley is the center of entertainment in California, with the exciting nightlife attracting students and young professionals. Food is an important part of this city, as you can explore the ethnic restaurants and food trucks. Look out for shows held in the Greek Theatre, or explore their ever-growing craft beer scene. Downtown Berkeley is the entertainment district of this college city.

If you're visiting Berkeley, you can do so by train from 85 other cities or bus from 38 cities. The bus lines are provided by FlixBus, while Amtrak supplies most of the train routes. In the town, you can move around with public transit, with student-friendly prices.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Redding?

Main departure station: 1530 Yuba St

There are two stations in Redding where you can board the train to Berkeley.

All train stations in Redding:

  • 1530 Yuba St

  • 1620 Yuba St

Where is the train station in Berkeley?

Main arrival station: 700 University Ave under University Ave overpass W of 4th St

Berkeley has one train station.

All train stations in Berkeley:

  • 700 University Ave under University Ave overpass W of 4th St

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