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Santa Ana-Sacramento Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Santa Ana to Sacramento?

Lowest Price$50.75
Fastest Train9h 5m
Trains Per Day15
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Ana to Sacramento during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Santa Ana to Sacramento?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana to Sacramento?

In the last month, $60.75 was the average price of a train ticket from Santa Ana, CA to Sacramento, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $5.58 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Santa Ana to Sacramento?

The distance between Santa Ana and Sacramento is approximately 391 miles, or 628 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 5 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Santa Ana to Sacramento 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 Sunday 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 Santa Ana at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Santa Ana to Sacramento?

There are 15 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 Sacramento to Santa Ana. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Santa Ana to Sacramento for $39.00.

Which train should you take from Santa Ana to Sacramento?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Santa Ana, California to Sacramento, California. However, there are 15 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak1512h 55m$62.98

Amtrak train tickets from Santa Ana to Sacramento start from $51, and on average cost $63. Daily there are 15 Amtrak schedules to Sacramento. Amtrak in Santa Ana leaves from Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd, And in Sacramento trains arrive at Valley Station - 401 I St and one other train station. From Santa Ana to Sacramento train travel on Amtrak takes 12 hours and 55 minutes. If you are looking to get to Sacramento faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 5 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 18 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $62 for a one-way train ticket to Sacramento.

Where is the train station in Santa Ana?

There is one train station in Santa Ana:

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

Sacramento receives travelers from Santa Ana at its two active train stations:

  • Valley Station - 401 I St
  • 1389 10th Street 10th and N Streets

Price trends for trains from Santa Ana to Sacramento

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25FebMar

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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