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How much are train tickets from Salinas, CA to Sacramento?

Lowest Price$28.00
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Salinas-Sacramento Train Schedule

Price trends for trains from Salinas to Sacramento

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15AugAug

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

In the last month, $32.62 was the average price of a train ticket from Salinas, CA to Sacramento, 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 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $18.89 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Salinas to Sacramento?

The distance between Salinas and Sacramento is approximately 132 miles, or 212 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 3 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?

Trains from Salinas to Sacramento are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Salinas at 3:00am 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 Salinas to Sacramento?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Salinas to Sacramento. 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 Sacramento to Salinas. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Salinas to Sacramento for $40.00.

Which train should you take from Salinas to Sacramento?

2 train services operate from Salinas, California to Sacramento, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak26h 34m$37.35
Amtrak Coast Starlight15h 31m$28.67

Where is the train station in Salinas?

There is one train station in Salinas:

  • 11 Station Pl

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

Sacramento has one train station:

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

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