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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Sacramento to San Francisco?

Lowest Price$25.00
Fastest Train2h 9m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Sacramento to San Francisco 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 San Francisco?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Sacramento to San Francisco, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

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

In the last month, $31.88 was the average price of a train ticket from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA. 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 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $1.38 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Sacramento to San Francisco?

The distance between Sacramento and San Francisco is approximately 75 miles, or 121 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 9 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Sacramento to San Francisco are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Sacramento at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 San Francisco?

There are 6 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 San Francisco to Sacramento. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Sacramento to San Francisco for $9.00.

Which train should you take from Sacramento to San Francisco?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Sacramento, California to San Francisco, California. However, there are 6 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak62h 15m$32.38

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 San Francisco?

San Francisco has one train station:

  • Salesforce Plaza

Price trends for trains from Sacramento to San Francisco

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15NovDec

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

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Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
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