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San Francisco - Napa Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 4 daily train trips available from San Francisco to Napa. Traveling by train from San Francisco to Napa usually takes 3 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance37 mi (59 km)
Fastest train2h 30m
Lowest price$16.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from San Francisco to Napa?

Over the past month, a train ticket between San Francisco and Napa cost $19.80, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 26 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $0.95 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the train from San Francisco to Napa usually costs about the same throughout the year. In general, train ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $18 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The average price of train tickets from San Francisco to Napa is pretty stable year-round. However, we still suggest buying your train tickets at least 48 hours prior to departure to avoid unexpected price hikes and the possibility of the train being sold out.

Which train should you take from San Francisco to Napa?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Francisco to Napa. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak43h 19m$21.92
  • 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 4 Amtrak trains from San Francisco to Napa every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $15.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from San Francisco to Napa, 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.
The distance between San Francisco and Napa is approximately 37 miles, or 59 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 30 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.

Trains from San Francisco to Napa are the most crowded on Saturday. 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.

The earliest train departs San Francisco at 6:00am 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.

There are 4 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 Napa to San Francisco.

City Information

San Francisco

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San Francisco, CA - SFO-1

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Located in the heart of Northern California's Bay Area, San Francisco is a geographically small but culturally huge city known for its historic cable cars, active waterfront, and the eclectic mix of hippies and techies who call it home. While it might be one of the most expensive U.S. cities to live in, San Fran can actually be very cheap to visit, and there is no shortage of unique sights to see.

If the city's omnipresent fog (nicknamed "Karl the Fog" by locals) takes a break, the best views and Instagram photo ops of the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge are found in Golden Gate Park. Stroll through the oldest Chinatown in North America to find the perfect dim sum, or if you and your boo prefer a little Full House moment, try a romantic picnic at Alamo Square Park in front of the Victorian "Painted Ladies." After all, San Francisco is one of the best vacation destinations for couples.

Since the city is condensed onto a small peninsula, exploring by bike is an efficient and scenic way to get around. When you’re ready to travel beyond city limits, San Francisco is a convenient hub for trips throughout Northern California. It's actually the first stop on Wanderu's West Coast Wine Tour, with the next stop, obviously, in Napa Valley. Whether traveling by bus, train, or through either of the two nearby airports, San Francisco is a can't-miss destination.

Station Information

Where is the train station in San Francisco?

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Main departure station: San Francisco, California

Behind a modern curved façade lies San Francisco’s commuter hub, the Salesforce Transit Center. This gateway to downtown San Francisco and the entire Bay Area welcomes tens of thousands of passengers every day. Finding your way around is easy thanks to more than 270 digital displays with transit information. The Salesforce Transit Center serves as a bus station for Greyhound and Amtrak Thruway buses, as well as several public transit options for convenient connections. A standout feature of the Salesforce Transit Center is a public five-acre rooftop park which gives travelers an open space to relax. Rotating food trucks, cafés, carts, and pop-up retail make this a dynamic and vibrant destination in itself.

All train stations in San Francisco:

  • San Francisco, California

Where is the train station in Napa?

Main arrival station: Soscol Gateway Transit Ctr - 625 Burnell St

Napa has one train station.

All train stations in Napa:

  • Soscol Gateway Transit Ctr - 625 Burnell St

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