Los Angeles to Sacramento, CA train

Cheap train tickets from Los Angeles to Sacramento, CA

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Cheapest

62

Average

62

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Amtrak
08:05PMLos Angeles8h55 05:00AMSacramento, CA
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621One-way
Amtrak
04:25PMLos Angeles8h25 12:50AMSacramento, CA
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621One-way
Amtrak
07:55PMLos Angeles9h05 05:00AMSacramento, CA
0 transfers
631One-way

Train schedule from Los Angeles to Sacramento, CA

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04:25PMLos Angeles8h25 12:50AMSacramento, CA
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07:55PMLos Angeles9h05 05:00AMSacramento, CA
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Amtrak
08:05PMLos Angeles8h55 05:00AMSacramento, CA
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Fastest train times from Los Angeles to Sacramento, CA

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Fastest Journey

8 h 25 m

Average

8 h 48 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

582 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Los Angeles for Sacramento, CA every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Amtrak
04:25PMLos Angeles8h25 12:50AMSacramento, CA
0 transfers
621One-way
Amtrak
08:05PMLos Angeles8h55 05:00AMSacramento, CA
0 transfers
621One-way
Amtrak
07:55PMLos Angeles9h05 05:00AMSacramento, CA
0 transfers
631One-way

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Overview: Train from Los Angeles to Sacramento, CA

distanceDistance360 miles (581 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 25 min
priceAverage train ticket price$51 (€50)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Los Angeles to Sacramento, CA cover the 360 miles (581 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 25 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $51 (€50), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $49 (€48).

Train providers: Amtrak from Los Angeles to Sacramento, CA trains

You can travel by train to Sacramento, CA from Los Angeles with Amtrak for as low as $49 (€48). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey to Sacramento, CA from Los Angeles.

Train information from Los Angeles to Sacramento, CA with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 13 h 58 min
  • Average Price: $49
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

Trains from Los Angeles to Sacramento

Sacramento is California's capital, which holds unforgettable landscapes, museums, delicious cuisine, and many significant historical sites. Train travel is incredibly scenic, giving passengers exceptional views of the cities, mountains, rivers, and the seats are fantastically comfortable. Passengers can bring whatever food or drink they want onboard for the journey, play their music, and watch the world go by, safe in the knowledge that they are using a greener way of travel. Amtrak allows passengers to explore Sacramento easily and comfortably by rail, and the stations are centrally positioned at accessible points of the city center. The distance by train from Los Angeles to Sacramento is 365 miles (619 kilometers), and the trip typically takes 10 hours and 18 minutes. There are 28 weekly departures along this route.

Which train companies travel from Los Angeles to Sacramento?

There are around 61 schedules that passengers can choose for their trip along this route, with midweek schedules tending to be less busy than during weekends. Amtrak rail is the most predominant company along this route, provides around four daily train services. On Mondays, trains from Los Angeles to Sacramento tend to be the busiest; if one requires a better deal with an extra room to stretch out, they should consider traveling on Saturday, which tends to be the quietest day of the week. The rail line offers a website where passengers can conveniently book their ride, with very friendly cancellation policies.

How long is the train ride from Los Angeles to Sacramento?

Taking a train from Los Angeles to Sacramento takes approximately 10 hours and 18 minutes, and the fastest train covers the distance within 8 hours 45 minutes while the slowest should take under 11 hours. The amount of time used to cover this distance varies depending on stopping time for connecting trains. Passengers should book their train tickets in advance to avoid inconveniences that occur with booking last-minute, such as tickets becoming unavailable. This is also usually the cheapest option. Amtrak offers two direct train options daily from Los Angeles to Sacramento, which are faster and time-saving for passengers in a hurry.

How many trains are there from Los Angeles to Sacramento?

28 trains depart on the Los Angeles to Sacramento route every week. Amtrak operates a large fleet of trains to Sacramento with an average of four departures per day and 120 trips each month. There are 59 services to Sacramento with Amtrak during weekdays and 61 extra services during the weekend. The Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express trips with two schedule options during the week and two at the weekend. The first trains leave Los Angeles for Sacramento at 1:00 a.m., and the last one departs from the station at 7:00 p.m. The train fare varies in all departure times from Los Angeles.​

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Los Angeles to Sacramento?

Departure station: Passengers traveling by train from Los Angeles to Sacramento can depart from Union Station and Van Nuys station. Union Station is on North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, just under 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the city center and is accessible by taxi, bus, or a subway. Walking takes 13 minutes, so this is also a possibility. Passengers can access parking spaces at night, in the east parking lot. However, if one needs to leave their car for more than three days, they should fill in a parking form.​ The amenities at Union Station include elevators, restrooms, payphones, bike racks rockers, ticket sales offices, ATMs, and metropolitan lounges. The facilities are readily accessible for those with reduced mobility. Van Nuys station, the Amtrak and Metrolink train station, is located on Van Nuys Boulevard. Amtrak provides both ticket and baggage services at this station, and other amenities include vending machines, restrooms, an unaccompanied child travel allowance, ATMs, and payphones. There are 350 parking spaces at the station, among them, 14 are accessible for people with reduced mobility. Electric vehicle charging stations are also available.

Arrival station:When traveling by train from Los Angeles to Sacramento with Amtrak, passengers will arrive at Valley Station which is only half a mile (0.8 kilometers) from Sacramento city center, roughly an eight-minute walk. Ticket agents are available at the station, and three Quik-Trak machines. Taxis are available in the loading zone behind the station, between the station building and the light rail. Bikes are welcome on board, and the station has spaces to lock or secure bikes if one doesn't want to bring them on the train. Amenities available include ATMs, bathrooms, small refreshments booth inside station depot, indoor and outdoor seating spaces, vending machines, and a Starbucks. The station services are in operation from 4:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Travel Tips: Trains from Los Angeles to Sacramento, CA

Travel by train to Sacramento, CA easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Los Angeles to Sacramento, CA.
FAQs
Train tickets to Sacramento, CA from Los Angeles for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $49 (€48)  one way in the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $51 (€50)  for a train ticket from Los Angeles to Sacramento, CA.
You should expect to travel around 360 miles (581 km)  from Los Angeles to Sacramento, CA by train.
The Los Angeles to Sacramento, CA train duration is on average 8 h 25 min, which is to be expected when traveling 360 miles (581 km) between Los Angeles and Sacramento, CA. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Take the Los Angeles to Sacramento, CA train with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip to Sacramento, CA from Los Angeles as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there is 1 direct train per day from Los Angeles to Sacramento, CA. You can look to travel with Amtrak  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
The average number of trains departing Los Angeles for Sacramento, CA is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this route departs from Los Angeles at 8: 00 AM. The last train leaves from Los Angeles at 9: 55 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Los Angeles to Sacramento, CA and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you buy train tickets to Sacramento, CA from Los Angeles within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $51 (€50) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Los Angeles to Sacramento, CA a few months in advance.

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