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Cheap train tickets from San Francisco to Monterey


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

Lowest Price£23.42
Fastest Train4h 50m
Trains Per Day5
Train Lines1
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for San Francisco to Monterey
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13 July 2019Vacation
The Amtrak staff was so good-humored and helpful. We felt that we were in great company.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from San Francisco to Monterey?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Francisco to Monterey 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 San Francisco to Monterey was £23.42. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 15 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £4.04 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 San Francisco to Monterey?

The distance between San Francisco and Monterey is approximately 86.20 miles, or 138.69 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 4 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 50 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 San Francisco to Monterey?

Trains from San Francisco to Monterey are the busiest on Sunday. 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.

Where is the train station in San Francisco?

There are 3 train stations in San Francisco with trains to Monterey. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:

  • 425 Mission St
  • 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St
  • Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf

Where is the train station in Monterey?

There are 5 different stations where trains from San Francisco arrive in Monterey. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in Monterey:

  • Marriott Hotel - 350 Calle Principal
  • 500 Tyler St
  • 351 Fremont St
  • 1 Old Golf Course Rd
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium

What train services are there from San Francisco to Monterey?

Typically there are 5 schedules to compare for your trip to Monterey. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Francisco to Monterey route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Francisco to Monterey, usually offering 5.364 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Francisco to Monterey, 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 Coach tickets from San Francisco to Monterey, CA, which start at £13.73.

One train company connects San Francisco to Monterey


Amtrak train tickets from San Francisco to Monterey start from £23.42, and on average cost £25.32. Daily there are 5.363636 Amtrak schedules to Monterey. Amtrak in San Francisco leaves from 425 Mission St and 2 other stations. And in Monterey trains arrive at Marriott Hotel - 350 Calle Principal and 4 other train stations.

From San Francisco to Monterey train travel on Amtrak takes 4 hours and 59 minutes. If you are looking to get to Monterey faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 50 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 5.714286 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £25.51 for a one-way train ticket to Monterey.

Avg. Time
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