Cheap train tickets from Santa Maria, CA to San Jose

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

Lowest Price$65.17
Fastest10h 40m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Santa Maria, CA to San Jose?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Santa Maria to San Jose 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 Jose was $76.03. 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 Jose?

The distance between Santa Maria and San Jose is approximately 183.70 miles, or 295.56 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 11 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 40 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 Jose?

On Thursday trains from Santa Maria to San Jose 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 Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Santa Maria to San Jose?

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to San Jose. One train carrier operates regular service on the Santa Maria to San Jose route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Santa Maria to San Jose, usually offering 2 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Santa Maria to San Jose, 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 Jose, which start at $36.86.

One train company connects Santa Maria to San Jose

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Santa Maria to San Jose start from $65.17, and on average cost $79.09. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to San Jose. Amtrak in Santa Maria leaves from IHOP - 205 S Nicholson Ave, And in San Jose trains arrive at Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St,

From Santa Maria to San Jose train travel on Amtrak takes 11 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Jose faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 10 hours and 40 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $76.03 for a one-way train ticket to San Jose.

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Avg. Time
11h 53m
Avg. Price
$79.09

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Santa Maria on their way to San Jose:
  • IHOP - 205 S Nicholson Ave
There is one train station where trains from Santa Maria arrive in San Jose:
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St