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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Sacramento to Los Angeles?

Lowest Price$48.00
Fastest Train7h 54m
Trains Per Day20
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Sacramento to Los Angeles 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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.

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

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

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

In the last month, $50.42 was the average price of a train ticket from Sacramento, CA to Los Angeles, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $13.23 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Sacramento to Los Angeles?

The distance between Sacramento and Los Angeles is approximately 361 miles, or 582 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 54 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Sacramento to Los Angeles are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Thursday 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 Sacramento at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Los Angeles?

There are 20 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Los Angeles. 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 Los Angeles to Sacramento. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Sacramento to Los Angeles for $33.00.

Which train should you take from Sacramento to Los Angeles?

2 train services operate from Sacramento, California to Los Angeles, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 19 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak199h 11m$52.58
Amtrak Coast Starlight214h 7m$61.50

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

There is one train station in Sacramento:

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

There are more train stations and stops in Los Angeles than most cities. Most trains from Sacramento will stop at one (or more) of the 7 following stations in Los Angeles:

  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd
  • 931 S Gaffey St
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 592 Gayley Ave
  • 6860 Park Terrace Dr

Price trends for trains from Sacramento to Los Angeles

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20SepOct

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

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