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Paso Robles-Salinas Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Paso Robles to Salinas. Traveling by train from Paso Robles to Salinas usually takes around one hour and 53 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Coast Starlight train can make the trip in one hour and 51 minutes.

Distance91 mi (147 km)
Fastest train1h 51m
Lowest price$20.70
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Coast Starlight
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




August 1, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Coast Starlight

That you can drink alcohol on the amtrak! I was amazed!

That you can drink alcohol on the amtrak! I was amazed!

What is the price of a train ticket from Paso Robles to Salinas?

In the last month, C$20.70 was the average price of a train ticket from Paso Robles, CA to Salinas, 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 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$5.78 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Paso Robles to Salinas by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$22 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Paso Robles to Salinas in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$27 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.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 23 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Salinas from Paso Robles will be about C$5.78 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Paso Robles to Salinas?

2 train services operate from Paso Robles, California to Salinas, California. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 0m$29.23
Amtrak Coast Starlight11h 51m$25.35
  • 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 Salinas every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $29.


Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are some trains that travel the entire distance from Paso Robles to Salinas. However, in some cases you will have to take a bus for part of your journey in addition to taking the train.

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

The distance between Paso Robles and Salinas is approximately 91 miles, or 147 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 51 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Paso Robles to Salinas are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Wednesday 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 11:00am and arrives in Salinas about an hour later.

Is there a direct train from Paso Robles to Salinas?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Salinas 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 Salinas to Paso Robles. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Paso Robles to Salinas for $29.23.

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 Salinas?

Arrival stations

Salinas has one train station.

Need a return trip from Salinas to Paso Robles?

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