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Truckee - Richmond Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Truckee to Richmond. Traveling by train from Truckee to Richmond usually takes around 5 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 4 hours and 56 minutes.

Distance151 mi (244 km)
Fastest train4h 56m
Lowest price$38.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Truckee, CA to Richmond, CA

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




August 29, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: Was in coach (last car) & the ride was very smooth. I usually drive to & from Tahoe; but, this time I got a ride & took the train back. Much longer....and such beautiful views & saw towns that I would never see from freeway. Tips: Please pack some snacks, water &...

Pros: Was in coach (last car) & the ride was very smooth. I usually drive to & from Tahoe; but, this time I got a ride & took the train back. Much longer....and such beautiful views & saw towns that I would never see from freeway. Tips: Please pack some snacks, water & lunch if applicable. Also bring book, music, etc. to keep you entertained.


What is the price of a train ticket from Truckee to Richmond?

In the last month, $42.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Truckee, CA to Richmond, 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 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $5.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Truckee to Richmond by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $44 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Truckee to Richmond in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $49 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 18 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Richmond from Truckee will be about $5.00 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Truckee to Richmond?

2 train services operate from Truckee, California to Richmond, California. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak15h 29m$53.20
Amtrak California Zephyr16h 22m$46.07
  • Amtrak


    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 1 Amtrak trains from Truckee to Richmond every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $46.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Truckee to Richmond 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 Truckee to Richmond?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Truckee to Richmond. 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.

How long is the train journey from Truckee to Richmond?

The distance between Truckee and Richmond is approximately 151 miles, or 244 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 56 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 Truckee to Richmond are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Friday 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 Truckee at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00am. 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 Truckee to Richmond?

Trains leave the station in Truckee twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Richmond faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Richmond to Truckee.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Truckee?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Truckee.

Where is the train station in Richmond?

Arrival stations

Richmond has one train station.

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