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Paso Robles-San Jose Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Paso Robles to San Jose. Traveling by train from Paso Robles to San Jose usually takes around 6 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance136 mi (219 km)
Fastest train3h 15m
Lowest price$29.23
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last month, C$44.14 was the average price of a train ticket from Paso Robles, CA to San Jose, CA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$8.52 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Paso Robles to San Jose 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$35 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Paso Robles to San Jose in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$52 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 18 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to San Jose from Paso Robles will be about C$8.52 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Paso Robles to San Jose?

2 train services operate from Paso Robles, California to San Jose, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak28h 30m$60.83
Amtrak Coast Starlight13h 34m$33.06
  • Amtrak

    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 2 Amtrak trains from Paso Robles to San Jose every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $29.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Paso Robles to San Jose 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 San Jose?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Paso Robles to San Jose. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Paso Robles to San Jose?

The distance between Paso Robles and San Jose is approximately 136 miles, or 219 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Paso Robles to San Jose 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 Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Paso Robles at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Paso Robles to San Jose?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Paso Robles to San Jose. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Jose to Paso Robles. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Paso Robles to San Jose for $47.49.

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 San Jose?

Arrival stations

San Jose has one train station.

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