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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from San Jose to Sacramento?

Lowest Price$28.00
Fastest Train2h 50m
Trains Per Day7
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Jose 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 Jose to Sacramento?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from San Jose to Sacramento. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

What is the price of a train ticket from San Jose to Sacramento?

In the last month, $37.72 was the average price of a train ticket from San Jose, CA to Sacramento, CA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 6 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $4.16 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from San Jose to Sacramento?

The distance between San Jose and Sacramento is approximately 89 miles, or 142 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 50 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from San Jose to Sacramento are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs San Jose at 4:00am 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.

Is there a direct train from San Jose to Sacramento?

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Sacramento. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Sacramento to San Jose. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Jose to Sacramento for $10.00.

Which train should you take from San Jose to Sacramento?

There are 3 train lines with service from San Jose, California to Sacramento, California. Amtrak Capitol Corridor is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 5 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak24h 52m$38.30
Amtrak Capitol Corridor53h 4m$40.00
Amtrak Coast Starlight13h 37m$29.18

Where is the train station in San Jose?

There is one train station in San Jose:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

Sacramento has one train station:

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

Price trends for trains from San Jose to Sacramento

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from San Jose, CA to Sacramento, CA
5.0
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users 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
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

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