Cheap train tickets from Truckee to Santa Cruz


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How much are train tickets from Truckee to Santa Cruz?

Lowest Price$86.32
Fastest7h 54m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Truckee to Santa Cruz?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Truckee to Santa Cruz 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 Truckee to Santa Cruz was $86.32. 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 Truckee to Santa Cruz?

The distance between Truckee and Santa Cruz is approximately 191.22 miles, or 307.66 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 8 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 54 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 Truckee to Santa Cruz?

On Monday trains from Truckee to Santa Cruz 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 Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between Truckee to Santa Cruz

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Santa Cruz. One train carrier operates regular service on the Truckee to Santa Cruz route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Truckee to Santa Cruz, usually offering 2 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Truckee to Santa Cruz, 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 Truckee to Santa Cruz, which start at $38.51.

One train company connects Truckee to Santa Cruz


Amtrak train tickets from Truckee to Santa Cruz start from $86.32, and on average cost $90.89. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Santa Cruz. Amtrak in Truckee leaves from 10065 Donner Pass Rd, And in Santa Cruz trains arrive at Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave,

From Truckee to Santa Cruz train travel on Amtrak takes 8 hours and 54 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Cruz faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 54 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $93.19 for a one-way train ticket to Santa Cruz.

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Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Truckee on their way to Santa Cruz. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Truckee are:
  • 10065 Donner Pass Rd
There is one train station where trains arrive in Santa Cruz from Truckee. These are the busiest arriving stations in Santa Cruz:
  • Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave