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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Sacramento to Santa Clara?

Lowest Price$36.00
Fastest Train2h 38m
Trains Per Day9
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Sacramento to Santa Clara 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.

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

In the last month, $36.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Sacramento, CA to Santa Clara, CA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Sacramento to Santa Clara?

The distance between Sacramento and Santa Clara is approximately 88 miles, or 142 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 38 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 Santa Clara are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Monday 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 3:00pm. 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 Santa Clara?

There are 9 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Sacramento to Santa Clara.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Santa Clara to Sacramento.

Which train should you take from Sacramento to Santa Clara?

Amtrak Capitol Corridor is the one and only train line which connects Sacramento, California to Santa Clara, California. However, there are 9 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Capitol Corridor92h 43m$36.50

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 Santa Clara?

Santa Clara receives travelers from Sacramento at its two active train stations:

  • Caltrain ACE station - 1001 Railroad Ave
  • 5099 Stars and Stripes Dr

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Sacramento, CA to Santa Clara, CA
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Capitol Corridor report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
January 19, 2020Solo travel
Cabin was very cold.
July 20, 2019Visiting friends
June 21, 2019Business
able to relax and read... with a ability to recharge device
toilet was jammed (smelled urine, could see a pond of paper and yellow liquid) when I went in. fortunately some got pushed away after a few attempts of flushing.

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