Cheap train tickets from Santa Maria, CA to San Francisco

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How much are train tickets from Santa Maria, CA to San Francisco?

Lowest Price$69.12
Fastest9h 25m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Santa Maria, CA to San Francisco?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Santa Maria to San Francisco is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Santa Maria to San Francisco was $69.12. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 20 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $8.56 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Santa Maria, CA to San Francisco?

The distance between Santa Maria and San Francisco is approximately 224.16 miles, or 360.65 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 10 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 25 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Santa Maria to San Francisco?

On Sunday trains from Santa Maria to San Francisco are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Santa Maria to San Francisco?

Typically there is one train schedule per day. One train carrier operates regular service on the Santa Maria to San Francisco route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Santa Maria to San Francisco, usually offering one departure per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Santa Maria to San Francisco, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Santa Maria, CA to San Francisco, which start at $50.03.

One train company connects Santa Maria to San Francisco

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Santa Maria to San Francisco start from $69.12, and on average cost $76.88. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to San Francisco. Amtrak in Santa Maria leaves from IHOP - 205 S Nicholson Ave, And in San Francisco trains arrive at 425 Mission St,

From Santa Maria to San Francisco train travel on Amtrak takes 10 hours and 7 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Francisco faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 25 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $77.01 for a one-way train ticket to San Francisco.

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Avg. Time
10h 7m
Avg. Price
$76.88

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Santa Maria on their way to San Francisco:
  • IHOP - 205 S Nicholson Ave
There is one train station where trains from Santa Maria arrive in San Francisco:
  • 425 Mission St