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Trip Summary

There are 13 daily trains from Richmond to Sacramento. Traveling by train from Richmond to Sacramento usually takes around one hour and 53 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Corridor train can make the trip in one hour and 31 minutes.

Distance64 mi (103 km)
Fastest train1h 31m
Lowest price$24.25
Trains per day12
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Capitol Corridor
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Richmond, CA to Sacramento, CA

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Dante

August 6, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: It was a pleasant ride. Cons: Nothing Amtrak is a good company. Tips: Just go with the flow.

Pros: It was a pleasant ride. Cons: Nothing Amtrak is a good company. Tips: Just go with the flow.

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

In the last month, $26.55 was the average price of a train ticket from Richmond, 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 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $1.85 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Sacramento from Richmond is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about $26 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Richmond to Sacramento 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 $27 whenever you decide to board the train to Sacramento.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Richmond to Sacramento 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 Richmond to Sacramento?

There are 3 train lines with service from Richmond, California to Sacramento, California. Amtrak Capitol Corridor is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak23h 11m$26.94
Amtrak California Zephyr11h 36m$27.40
Amtrak Capitol Corridor101h 39m$27.00
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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 Richmond to Sacramento every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $24.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Richmond to Sacramento 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.

How long is the train journey from Richmond to Sacramento?

The distance between Richmond and Sacramento is approximately 64 miles, or 103 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 31 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 Richmond to Sacramento are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Sunday 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 Richmond at 5:00am 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 Richmond to Sacramento?

There are 13 scheduled trains on most days. 12 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 Richmond.

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 Richmond?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Richmond.

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

Arrival stations

Sacramento has one train station.

Need a return trip from Sacramento to Richmond?

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