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Paso Robles-Santa Maria Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Paso Robles to Santa Maria. Traveling by train from Paso Robles to Santa Maria usually takes around 2 hours and 57 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 40 minutes.

Distance49 mi (79 km)
Fastest train1h 40m
Lowest price$24.94
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Paso Robles to Santa Maria?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Paso Robles, California to Santa Maria, 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 57m$27.12
  • 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 Santa Maria every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $25.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Paso Robles to Santa Maria 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 Santa Maria?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Paso Robles to Santa Maria, 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 Santa Maria?

The distance between Paso Robles and Santa Maria is approximately 49 miles, or 79 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 57 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 40 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 Santa Maria are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 1:00pm and arrives in Santa Maria about an hour later.

Is there a direct train from Paso Robles to Santa Maria?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Santa Maria 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 Santa Maria to Paso Robles. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Paso Robles to Santa Maria for $24.94.

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 Santa Maria?

Arrival stations

Santa Maria has one train station.

Need a return trip from Santa Maria to Paso Robles?

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