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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from Santa Clara to Davis. Traveling by train from Santa Clara to Davis usually takes around 2 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Corridor train can make the trip in 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance83 mi (134 km)
Fastest train2h 25m
Lowest price$41.40
Trains per day14
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Capitol Corridor
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Santa Clara, CA to Davis, CA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Kobe

September 27, 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: the train was cool. Cons: i thought everything was on par. Tips: bring snacks.

Pros: the train was cool. Cons: i thought everything was on par. Tips: bring snacks.

What is the price of a train ticket from Santa Clara to Davis?

In the last month, C$43.63 was the average price of a train ticket from Santa Clara, CA to Davis, 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 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$1.82 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$56$38$19JulAug

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Davis from Santa Clara is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about C$43 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

$63$50$38$25$13ASONDJFMAMJJ
Traveling from Santa Clara to Davis by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$44 whenever you decide to board the train to Davis.

Prices as travel date approaches

$63$50$38$25$133020100

Since the average price of train trips from Santa Clara to Davis remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Santa Clara to Davis?

2 train services operate from Santa Clara, California to Davis, California. Amtrak Capitol Corridor usually has more trains scheduled, with 7 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak24h 28m$53.30
Amtrak Capitol Corridor72h 33m$42.65
  • 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 Santa Clara to Davis every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $48.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Clara to Davis 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 Santa Clara to Davis?

The distance between Santa Clara and Davis is approximately 83 miles, or 134 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 25 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 Santa Clara to Davis are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Sunday 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 Santa Clara at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Santa Clara to Davis?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. 14 of these are direct connections to Davis. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Davis to Santa Clara.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Santa Clara?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Santa Clara where you can board the train to Davis.

Train stations in Santa Clara:

  • Caltrain ACE station - 1001 Railroad Ave

Where is the train station in Davis?

Arrival stations

Davis has one train station.

Need a return trip from Davis to Santa Clara?

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