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San Francisco - Redding Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 5 daily train trips available from San Francisco to Redding. Traveling by train from San Francisco to Redding usually takes 7 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 6 hours.

Distance194 mi (313 km)
Fastest train6h 0m
Lowest price$54.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from San Francisco to Redding?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from San Francisco to Redding was $54.00. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Redding if you book your train tickets at least 15 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $1.07.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for October if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from San Francisco to Redding. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $52. If you're planning a trip from San Francisco to Redding during June, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $58 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

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By booking your train trip from San Francisco to Redding on Wanderu at least 15 days ahead of time, you can save about $1.07 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from San Francisco to Redding?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Francisco to Redding. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak57h 29m$59.60
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from San Francisco to Redding every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $54.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from San Francisco to Redding, 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 Redding is approximately 194 miles, or 313 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours,

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.

Trains departing from San Francisco to Redding tend to have the most passengers on Friday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Friday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs San Francisco at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 5 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 Redding 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.

Redding

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Redding is a city in Northern California and is often known as this region's cultural and economic capital. It offers a wide range of fun activities and outdoor areas to explore, like the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, offering picturesque waterfalls and a lake, and the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, which includes botanical gardens, a greenhouse, and a natural history museum. Want some incredible views? Head to the Sundial Bridge, a suspension bridge covering the Sacramento River that works as a sundial.

Redding is a popular location for adventure, as it's sunny almost 90% of the time. It is a popular location for young professionals and students who want to escape the bustling of other major California cities. Beer lovers will be pleased to explore the craft beer scene, and it also features wineries, vineyards, and cellars. The city is constantly holding beer, food, arts, and music festivals, with the Redding Fire Festival being one of the most popular.

If you're visiting Redding, over 100 cities provide train routes going to this city through Amtrak and Amtrak Coast Starlight. You can also access the city by bus provided by Jefferson Lines. The town also has good transport links, with the dominant mode of transportation being the buses provided by the Redding Area Bus Authority.

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 Redding?

Main arrival station: 1530 Yuba St

Redding receives travelers from San Francisco at its two active train stations.

All train stations in Redding:

  • 1530 Yuba St

  • 1620 Yuba St

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