Cheap train tickets from San Francisco to Sacramento


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Lowest Price$21.50
Fastest2h 20m
Daily Schedules21
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How do you find cheap train tickets from San Francisco to Sacramento?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Francisco to Sacramento is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from San Francisco to Sacramento was $32.29. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 23 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $0.51 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from San Francisco to Sacramento?

The distance between San Francisco and Sacramento is approximately 75.08 miles, or 120.80 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 3 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 20 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from San Francisco to Sacramento?

On Tuesday trains from San Francisco to Sacramento are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between San Francisco to Sacramento

Typically there are 21 schedules to compare for your trip to Sacramento. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Francisco to Sacramento route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Francisco to Sacramento, usually offering 21 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Francisco to Sacramento, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from San Francisco to Sacramento, which start at $1.00.

One train company connects San Francisco to Sacramento


Amtrak train tickets from San Francisco to Sacramento start from $21.50, and on average cost $32.67. Daily there are 21 Amtrak schedules to Sacramento. Amtrak in San Francisco leaves from 425 Mission St and 2 other stations. And in Sacramento trains arrive at Valley Station - 401 I St,

From San Francisco to Sacramento train travel on Amtrak takes 3 hours and 1 minutes. If you are looking to get to Sacramento faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 20 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 15 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $32.79 for a one-way train ticket to Sacramento.

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There are 3 different stations that serve train trips to Sacramento that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in San Francisco are:
  • 425 Mission St
  • 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St
  • 835 Market St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Sacramento from San Francisco. These are the busiest arriving stations in Sacramento:
  • Valley Station - 401 I St