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Paso Robles-Monterey Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Paso Robles to Monterey. Traveling by train from Paso Robles to Monterey usually takes around 2 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 33 minutes.

Distance96 mi (155 km)
Fastest train2h 33m
Lowest price$34.91
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Paso Robles, CA to Monterey, CA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




July 5, 2019 - Visiting family


Pros: Lovely landscape. Cons: I expected wifi access but it was not available. Tips: Paso Robles does not have a station. Be sure to buy ticket online.

Pros: Lovely landscape. Cons: I expected wifi access but it was not available. Tips: Paso Robles does not have a station. Be sure to buy ticket online.

Which train should you take from Paso Robles to Monterey?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Paso Robles, California to Monterey, 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
Amtrak12h 44m$38.50
  • 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 Paso Robles to Monterey every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $35.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Paso Robles to Monterey 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 Paso Robles to Monterey?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Paso Robles to Monterey, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Paso Robles to Monterey?

The distance between Paso Robles and Monterey is approximately 96 miles, or 155 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 33 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 Paso Robles to Monterey are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Thursday 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 Paso Robles at 4:00pm and arrives in Monterey around 2 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Paso Robles to Monterey?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Monterey to Paso Robles.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Paso Robles?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Paso Robles.

Where is the train station in Monterey?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Monterey than most cities. Most trains from Paso Robles will stop at one (or more) of the 5 following stations in Monterey:

Train stations in Monterey:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium

  • 351 Fremont St

  • 1 Old Golf Course Rd

  • Marriott Hotel - 350 Calle Principal

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