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|Fastest Train||11h 48m|
|Trains Per Day||33|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from San Diego 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 San Diego to Sacramento?
What is the price of a train ticket from San Diego to Sacramento?
In the last month, $75.14 was the average price of a train ticket from San Diego, CA to Sacramento, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $2.58 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from San Diego to Sacramento?
The distance between San Diego and Sacramento is approximately 473 miles, or 761 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 15 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 48 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 San Diego to Sacramento 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 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 San Diego at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
How many trains per day run from San Diego to Sacramento?
There are 33 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.
What train services are there from San Diego to Sacramento?
Where is the train station in San Diego?
There are two stations in San Diego where you can board the train to Sacramento:
- 1050 Kettner Blvd
- 4005 Taylor St
Where is the train station in Sacramento?
Sacramento receives travelers from San Diego at its two active train stations:
- Valley Station - 401 I St
- 1389 10th Street 10th and N Streets
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