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Centralia-Salinas Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Centralia to Salinas. Traveling by train from Centralia to Salinas usually takes around 23 hours and 57 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance697 mi (1121 km)
Fastest train23h 57m
Lowest price£71.09
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Coast Starlight
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Centralia to Salinas?

Amtrak Coast Starlight is the one and only train line which connects Centralia, Washington to Salinas, California. 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
Amtrak Coast Starlight123h 57m£71.09

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Centralia to Salinas 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.

How long is the train journey from Centralia to Salinas?

The distance between Centralia and Salinas is approximately 697 miles, or 1121 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 23 hours and 57 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 Centralia to Salinas are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Sunday 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 Centralia at 11:00 and arrives in Salinas around 23 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Centralia to Salinas?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Salinas with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Salinas to Centralia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Centralia to Salinas for £122.17.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Centralia?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Centralia.

Where is the train station in Salinas?

Arrival stations

Salinas has one train station.

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