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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Reno to Sacramento?

Lowest price$38.00
Fastest train5h 37m
Trains per day1
Train lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Reno 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.

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

In the last month, $40.73 was the average price of a train ticket from Reno, NV 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 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $28.36 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Reno to Sacramento?

The distance between Reno and Sacramento is approximately 111 miles, or 179 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 37 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 Reno to Sacramento are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Reno at 8:00am and arrives in Sacramento around 5 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Reno to Sacramento?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Sacramento with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Sacramento to Reno. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Reno to Sacramento for $12.00.

Which train should you take from Reno to Sacramento?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Reno, Nevada to Sacramento, California. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak California Zephyr15h 37m$47.12

Amtrak California Zephyr train tickets from Reno to Sacramento start from $38, and on average cost $47. Daily there are 1 Amtrak California Zephyr schedules to Sacramento. Amtrak California Zephyr in Reno leaves from 280 N Center St, And in Sacramento trains arrive at Valley Station - 401 I St, From Reno to Sacramento train travel on Amtrak California Zephyr takes 5 hours and 37 minutes.

Price trends for trains from Reno to Sacramento

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