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Sacramento-Modesto Train Schedule

Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Sacramento to Modesto?

Lowest Price$13.25
Fastest Train1h 49m
Trains Per Day7
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Sacramento to Modesto 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 Modesto?

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

In the last month, $16.41 was the average price of a train ticket from Sacramento, CA to Modesto, 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 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $2.84 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Sacramento to Modesto?

The distance between Sacramento and Modesto is approximately 71 miles, or 113 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 49 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 Sacramento to Modesto 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 Tuesday 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 Modesto?

There are 7 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 Modesto to Sacramento. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Sacramento to Modesto for $15.00.

Which train should you take from Sacramento to Modesto?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Sacramento, California to Modesto, California. However, there are 7 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak72h 28m$17.10

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 Modesto?

Modesto has one train station:

  • 1700 Held Dr

Price trends for trains from Sacramento to Modesto

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10OctNov

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Sacramento, CA to Modesto, CA
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak San Joaquins report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
3.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
Isabel
5.0
August 31, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The bar
Cons
Lower prices on the drinks
Tips
No

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