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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Salinas to Rochester. Traveling by train from Salinas to Rochester usually takes around 75 hours and 28 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance2349 mi (3780 km)
Fastest train75h 28m
Lowest price£197.57
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Which train should you take from Salinas to Rochester?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Salinas, California to Rochester, New York. 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
Amtrak13d 3h 28m£197.57
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Salinas to Rochester every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £198.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Salinas to Rochester 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 Salinas to Rochester?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Salinas to Rochester, 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 Salinas to Rochester?

The distance between Salinas and Rochester is approximately 2349 miles, or 3780 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 75 hours and 28 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Salinas to Rochester are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Monday 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 Salinas at 03:00 and arrives in Rochester around 75 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Salinas to Rochester?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Rochester to Salinas. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Salinas to Rochester for £196.86.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Salinas?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Salinas.

Train stations in Salinas:

  • 11 Station Pl

Where is the train station in Rochester?

Arrival stations

Rochester has one train station.

Train stations in Rochester:

  • Louise M. Slaughter Station

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