Cheap train tickets from Santa Cruz, CA to Sacramento


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How do you find cheap train tickets from Santa Cruz, CA to Sacramento?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Santa Cruz to Sacramento 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 Cruz to Sacramento was £32.93. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 26 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £3.06 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 Cruz, CA to Sacramento?

The distance between Santa Cruz and Sacramento is approximately 114.93 miles, or 184.91 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 4 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 20 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 Cruz to Sacramento?

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

What train companies travel from Santa Cruz to Sacramento?

Typically there are 10 schedules to compare for your trip to Sacramento. One train carrier operates regular service on the Santa Cruz to Sacramento route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Santa Cruz to Sacramento, usually offering 10 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Santa Cruz to Sacramento, 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 Santa Cruz, CA to Sacramento, which start at £13.78.

One train company connects Santa Cruz to Sacramento


Amtrak train tickets from Santa Cruz to Sacramento start from £26.80, and on average cost £36.01. Daily there are 10 Amtrak schedules to Sacramento. Amtrak in Santa Cruz leaves from Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave, And in Sacramento trains arrive at Valley Station - 401 I St,

From Santa Cruz to Sacramento train travel on Amtrak takes 4 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to get to Sacramento faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 20 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 9 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £35.55 for a one-way train ticket to Sacramento.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Santa Cruz on their way to Sacramento:
  • Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave
There is one train station where trains from Santa Cruz arrive in Sacramento:
  • Valley Station - 401 I St