Cheap San Jose to Sacramento train tickets

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How much are San Jose to Sacramento train tickets?

Lowest Price$34.00
Fastest2h 50m
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Overall score for San Jose to Sacramento
5.0
Based on 2 reviews
Amtrak Capitol Corridor
5.0
Based on 2 reviews
Based on 2 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak Capitol Corridor report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
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Ealaisa
5.0
August 31, 2019Visiting family
Pros
T’was beautiful and smooth and magical😊
Cons
Preferably no overflowing toilets but I understand
Tips
Don’t be a fool and enjoy the trip
Nora
5.0
June 28, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Nice scenery
Cons
Seat should be adjustable to each direction like the trains in Australia
Tips
The scenery is pretty

How to find cheap train tickets from San Jose to Sacramento ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Jose 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 Jose to Sacramento was $39.83. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 28 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $2.30 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 journey from San Jose to Sacramento ? How far is San Jose to Sacramento ?

The distance between San Jose to Sacramento is 88.57 miles or 142.51 km. A train trip from San Jose to Sacramento typically takes 3 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Sacramento faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Capitol Corridor. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 2 hours and 50 minutes to get from San Jose to Sacramento.

A train getaway to Sacramento clocks in at less than 4 hours, station to station. If you plan ahead and get an early start, a day trip could be possible depending on the schedules for that day, but you will be limited on the time you can spend in Sacramento before you have to hop on the train back to San Jose. Ideally, you should plan for at least a two-day trip to Sacramento. It would be perfect for a weekend getaway.

On Saturday trains from San Jose 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 Capitol Corridor has the most connections between San Jose to Sacramento

Typically there are 11 schedules to compare for your trip to Sacramento. On the route to Sacramento 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Capitol Corridor offers the most scheduled departures between San Jose to Sacramento, usually offering 7 trips per day. 8 train trips per day are direct connections to Sacramento, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from San Jose to Sacramento, which start at $15.00.

San Jose to Sacramento is served by 3 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Jose to Sacramento start from $35.00, and on average cost $42.97. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Sacramento. Amtrak in San Jose leaves from Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St, And in Sacramento trains arrive at Valley Station - 401 I St,

From San Jose to Sacramento train travel on Amtrak takes 5 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Sacramento faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 50 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $43.97 for a one-way train ticket to Sacramento.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 8m
Avg. Price
$42.97

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Amtrak Capitol Corridor train tickets from San Jose to Sacramento start from $40.00, and on average cost $40.00. Daily there are 7 Amtrak Capitol Corridor schedules to Sacramento. Amtrak Capitol Corridor in San Jose leaves from Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St, And in Sacramento trains arrive at Valley Station - 401 I St,

From San Jose to Sacramento train travel on Amtrak Capitol Corridor takes 3 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to get to Sacramento faster, Amtrak Capitol Corridor offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 50 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Capitol Corridor offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $40.00 for a one-way train ticket to Sacramento.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 5m
Avg. Price
$40.00

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from San Jose to Sacramento start from $34.00, and on average cost $34.07. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Sacramento. Amtrak Coast Starlight in San Jose leaves from Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St, And in Sacramento trains arrive at Valley Station - 401 I St,

From San Jose to Sacramento train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 3 hours and 36 minutes. If you are looking to get to Sacramento faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 50 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Sacramento on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Coast Starlight scheduled trip per day, which will cost $34.15 for a one-way weekend reservation from San Jose.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 36m
Avg. Price
$34.07

Plan your next adventure:

There is one train station from which trains depart San Jose on their way to Sacramento. The busiest departure station in San Jose serving this route is Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St.
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Sacramento from San Jose., The busiest departure station in San Jose serving this route is Valley Station - 401 I St.
  • Valley Station - 401 I St