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Sacramento - Emeryville Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 24 daily trains from Sacramento to Emeryville. Traveling by train from Sacramento to Emeryville usually takes around 7 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Corridor train can make the trip in one hour and 37 minutes.

Distance67 mi (108 km)
Fastest train1h 37m
Lowest price$25.00
Trains per day11
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Sacramento to Emeryville

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)




August 29, 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: Safe and fast. Cons: The seats are kind of low in handicapped get higher seats they are low to the floor.

Pros: Safe and fast. Cons: The seats are kind of low in handicapped get higher seats they are low to the floor.



December 16, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: Pleasant and stress free. Cons: Couldn’t get my WiFi to work.

Pros: Pleasant and stress free. Cons: Couldn’t get my WiFi to work.



October 5, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: Reliable transportation. Varied departure and arrival times to choose from (both legs of the trip). Cons: Better signage at the station. Tips: I would recommend using the Amtrak train to travel to and from Sacramento and SF. This was my first trip and I will de...

Pros: Reliable transportation. Varied departure and arrival times to choose from (both legs of the trip). Cons: Better signage at the station. Tips: I would recommend using the Amtrak train to travel to and from Sacramento and SF. This was my first trip and I will definitely do so again.




August 24, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: I don’t drive. Cons: Na.

Pros: I don’t drive. Cons: Na.

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

In the last month, $46.17 was the average price of a train ticket from Sacramento to Emeryville. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 9 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $2.88 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Sacramento to Emeryville will vary between $40 and $100. Planning a train trip to Emeryville within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Sacramento over the next 7 days is $40. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Sacramento to Emeryville 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 $29 whenever you decide to board the train to Emeryville.

Prices as travel date approaches


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

There are 3 train lines with service from Sacramento to Emeryville. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 13 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak139h 27m$67.50
Amtrak Capitol Corridor101h 39m$29.00
Amtrak Coast Starlight11h 41m$30.76
  • 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 13 Amtrak trains from Sacramento to Emeryville every day, as well as 14 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $32.

  • Amtrak Capitol Corridor

    Amtrak Capitol Corridor

    Since 1991, Capitol Corridor has connected Auburn to San Jose, with stops in Sacramento, Oakland, Berkeley, and 15 other cities in Northern California. The route's convenient transport to various cities includes breathtaking scenery guaranteed to help pass the time. Each train offers onboard WiFi and a cafe car for the comfort of passengers, as well as ample bicycle and luggage storage. Most Capitol Corridor trips make the journey from Sacramento to Emeryville in about 1 hours and 39 minutes.

  • Amtrak Coast Starlight

    Amtrak Coast Starlight

    The Coast Starlight is an Amtrak train that travels the entire length of the West Coast, connecting Los Angeles to Seattle. The route starts hugging the California coastline, treating passengers to swoon-worthy views of the Pacific, before continuing into the verdant forests of the Cascade Mountains. The Coast Starlight indisputably earns its spot among the most scenic Amtrak train routes. Seating options include Coach or Business Class and roomettes or bedrooms for extra space. A trip from Sacramento to Emeryville takes 1 hours and 41 minutes on average, and Coach tickets start at $25.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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.

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Sacramento to Emeryville. 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.

How long is the train journey from Sacramento to Emeryville?

The distance between Sacramento and Emeryville is approximately 67 miles, or 108 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 37 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?

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

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Sacramento at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Sacramento to Emeryville?

There are 24 scheduled trains on most days. 11 of these are direct connections to Emeryville. 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 Emeryville to Sacramento.

City Information


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 Sacramento?

Valley Station - 401 I St  - SACAMT-0

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Valley Station - 401 I St  - SACAMT-1

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Main departure 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

  • 450 Orange St

  • 201 Pacific St

  • Yuba-Sutter Transit - I St btwn 8th St and 9th St

  • Park and Ride

  • TRAX Bus & Ride Rio St and Walnut St

  • 1530 Yuba St

  • Rocklin Rd and Railroad Ave

  • 10065 Donner Pass Rd

  • 277 Nevada St at Fulweiler St

  • 280 N Center St

  • Nugget Hotel and Casino - 1100 Nugget Ave

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

  • Syracuse Hancock Intl Apt

  • 350 Hoefgen St

Where is the train station in Emeryville?

Main arrival station: 5885 Horton St

Emeryville has one train station.

All train stations in Emeryville:

  • 5885 Horton St

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