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Duration 3 days 7h
Distance 2949 miles
Average price $365
Frequency 5/week

Trip overview

The average train between San Francisco and Albany takes 3 days 7h and the fastest train takes 3 days 3h. The train runs, on average, 5 times per week from San Francisco to Albany. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Richmond Amtrak
  2. Chicago Union Station
  3. Albany
2 days 22h
$299 - $426

San Francisco to Albany train times

Trains run five times a week between San Francisco and Albany. The earliest departure is at 08:15 in the morning, and the last departure from San Francisco is at 20:47 which arrives into Albany at 14:31. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3 days 7h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from San Francisco to Albany station. However, there are services departing from Civic Center / UN Plaza and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station via Richmond Amtrak and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 22h.

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The distance between San Francisco and Albany is 2569 miles. The road distance is 2949 miles.

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San Francisco to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Richmond Amtrak station.

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San Francisco to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

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Albany is 3h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 9:13 AM in San Francisco and 12:13 PM in Albany.

There are 242+ hotels available in Albany. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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What companies run services between San Francisco and Albany?

You can take a train from San Francisco to Albany via Richmond, Richmond Amtrak, and Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 22h.
Train operators
Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$450 - $700
Business Seat
$490 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
16h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Premium
$300 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Business Seat
$180 - $260

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