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There are 19 daily trains from Sacramento to Eugene. Traveling by train from Sacramento to Eugene usually takes around 37 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Coast Starlight train can make the trip in 12 hours and 40 minutes.
|Distance||387 mi (623 km)|
|Fastest train||12h 40m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from Sacramento to Eugene?
In the last month, $155.14 was the average price of a train ticket from Sacramento to Eugene. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $37.85 more than that for a same-day booking.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Sacramento to Eugene will vary between $126 and $212. Planning a train trip to Eugene within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Sacramento over the next 7 days is $126. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Sacramento to Eugene by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $75 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Sacramento to Eugene in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $252 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Eugene from Sacramento will be about $37.85 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Sacramento to Eugene?
2 train services operate from Sacramento to Eugene. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 18 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
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 18 Amtrak trains from Sacramento to Eugene every day, as well as 17 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $69.
Amtrak Coast Starlight
The Coast Starlight is an Amtrak train that travels the entire length of the West Coast, connecting Los Angeles to Seattle. The route starts hugging the California coastline, treating passengers to swoon-worthy views of the Pacific, before continuing into the verdant forests of the Cascade Mountains. The Coast Starlight indisputably earns its spot among the most scenic Amtrak train routes. Seating options include Coach or Business Class and roomettes or bedrooms for extra space. A trip from Sacramento to Eugene takes 12 hours and 41 minutes on average, and Coach tickets start at $56.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Sacramento to Eugene during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
Can you take a train all the way from Sacramento to Eugene?
How long is the train journey from Sacramento to Eugene?
The distance between Sacramento and Eugene is approximately 387 miles, or 623 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 37 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 40 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?
Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Sacramento to Eugene. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Sacramento at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Eugene?
There are 19 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Sacramento to Eugene. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Eugene to 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.
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As Oregon's second-largest city and one of the state's best vacation destinations, Eugene has so much to offer. Whether you're looking for culture and art, shopping and restaurants, or sports and entertainment, this vibrant city at the south of the Willamette Valley has got you covered.
Start your visit at the University of Oregon, where you can explore the historic track at Hayward Field, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, all within the spectacular grounds of the campus. If you arrive on a sunny day, don't miss the opportunity for a picnic or bike ride at the city's largest park, Alton Baker Park. Take an amble along the Willamette River, or even rent a canoe to relax on the water.
If you're lucky enough to visit on a Saturday between April and November, check out the Saturday market in Downtown Eugene to peruse local handmade crafts, live music, and many of the local foods.
Getting to Eugene is simple. Eugene Airport is only 15 minutes from the city and welcomes direct flights from 13 major cities. Amtrak trains also stop at Eugene's downtown station, and various affordable bus services, including Greyhound and FlixBus, all make regular stops in the city. We even rounded up a complete list of the places you can reach from Eugene for under $50.
Where is the train station in Sacramento?
Main departure station: Penn Station
All train stations in Sacramento:
Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave
Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd
Santa Fe Depot - 1050 Kettner Blvd
4005 Taylor St
120 East Santa Fe Ave - Fullerton Transp Ctr
Pasadena Hilton Hotel - 168 S Los Robles Ave
Oceanside Transit Center
Irvine Transp Ctr - 15215 Barranca Pkwy
1170 W Third St
200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway
30th St Station - 2955 Market St
Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
Glendale Transp Ctr - 400 W Cerritos Ave
Where is the train station in Eugene?
Main arrival station: 433 Willamette St
Eugene has one train station.
All train stations in Eugene:
433 Willamette St
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