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Colfax - Truckee Train Schedule

12:21 PM
99 Railroad St
2:38 PM
10065 Donner Pass Rd
0 transfers
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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Colfax to Truckee. Traveling by train from Colfax to Truckee usually takes around 2 hours and 17 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance44 mi (71 km)
Fastest train2h 17m
Lowest price$28.07
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak California Zephyr
Train lines1

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

In the last month, $28.07 was the average price of a train ticket from Colfax, CA to Truckee, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 7 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $11.06 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Colfax to Truckee 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 C$29 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Colfax to Truckee in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$42 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.

Which train should you take from Colfax to Truckee?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Colfax, California to Truckee, 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 Zephyr12h 17m$38.27

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Colfax to Truckee 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.

How long is the train journey from Colfax to Truckee?

The distance between Colfax and Truckee is approximately 44 miles, or 71 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 17 minutes, Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Colfax to Truckee 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 Monday 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 Colfax at 12:00pm and arrives in Truckee around 2 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Colfax to Truckee?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Truckee 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 Truckee to Colfax. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Colfax to Truckee for $37.00.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Colfax?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Colfax.

Where is the train station in Truckee?

Arrival stations

Truckee has one train station.

Need a return trip from Truckee to Colfax?

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