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Sacramento - Martinez Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 12 daily train trips available from Sacramento to Martinez. Traveling by train from Sacramento to Martinez usually takes one hour and 12 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Corridor train can make the trip in 58 minutes.

Distance52 mi (84 km)
Fastest train0h 58m
Lowest price$16.00
Trains per day13
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Capitol Corridor
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Sacramento to Martinez

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Laura

June 19, 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: It's convient! I don't like driving on the freeway. Cons: It's all good! Thanks! Tips: Train is always clean and seating is always is available.

5.0

Cynthia M.

June 24, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

That it was on time

5.0

Lynette

February 17, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: I sat next to the nicest young lady and we chatted the entire trip. This was her regular trip. I will definitely do this again. Cons: Better signs in Sacramento to where the trains are. I was outside and happened to see the sign pointing to the trains. Tips: Have fun!

4.0

Cassiopeia

January 28, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: Staff very friendly helpful and ACCOMMODATING. Cons: I can't find anything off the top of my head. I mean it was a long walk up Sacramento Valley station to the actual track to board I wish I could've been carted there but I needed the work out too. Tips: Bring your own snacks Cafe overpriced and closes at 10 pm I'm a.midnight snacker when traveling bring a small blanket if traveling North towards Seattle it gets cold sometimes. In certain places you lose service for up to two hours depending on where you going so bring a portable WiFi.

4.0

Monica

March 13, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: The ticket taker he was friendly and funny. Nicer than the one from Martinez to Sacramento. Nice and quiet. Cons: Just keep employees who are nice and like their job. It makes a difference. When you have nasty employees who are just rude and don't care will loose customers.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Sacramento to Martinez was $19.00. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Martinez if you book your train tickets at least 10 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $1.31.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the train from Sacramento to Martinez usually costs about the same throughout the year. In general, train ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $19 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The price of train trips from Sacramento to Martinez doesn't fluctuate much throughout the year, so you don’t need to book your tickets super far in advance. However, to avoid last-minute price surges or sold-out tickets, we recommend purchasing your train tickets at least 48 hours before departure.

Which train should you take from Sacramento to Martinez?

There are 3 train lines with service from Sacramento to Martinez. Amtrak Capitol Corridor is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 12 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11d 2h 57m$241.60
Amtrak Capitol Corridor121h 0m$19.00
Amtrak Coast Starlight11h 7m$33.16
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Sacramento to Martinez every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $210.

  • 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 Martinez in about 1 hours and 0 minutes.

  • 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 Sacramento to Martinez. 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 Sacramento and Martinez is approximately 52 miles, or 84 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 58 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Martinez.

Trains departing from Sacramento to Martinez tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Tuesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Sacramento at 4:00am 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.

There are 12 scheduled trains on most days. 13 of these are direct connections to Martinez. 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 Martinez to Sacramento.

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.

Martinez

Martinez is a community in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area located on the southern bank of the Carquinez Strait. It's known for its antique shops and wonderfully preserved historic structures. Martinez, founded in 1849, is one of California's oldest towns, with almost 40,000 residents and a thriving downtown area packed with things to see and do. Martinez is a busy waterfront neighborhood with a diverse range of retail, service, entertainment, and food options.

If you are a museum lover, the Martinez Museum is dedicated to preserving Martinez's history and legacy. If you're not into the museum vibe, you can check out the amazing George Miller Trail, which connects Martinez and Port Costa. The trail is open to walkers, bikers, and equestrians.

Martinez's Amtrak has several train lines that stop in downtown Martinez, making it an ideal mode of transportation to get to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and more. Buses from Laytonville, Rohnert Park, Garberville, Eureka, and Ukiah go to Martinez. The closest airport is the Oakland International Airport, which is about 40 miles away.

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

  • Pacific Central Station

  • 10251 St Edwards Dr

Where is the train station in Martinez?

Main arrival station: 601 Marina Vista Ave

Martinez has one train station.

All train stations in Martinez:

  • 601 Marina Vista Ave

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