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Trip Summary

7 trains operate daily from Davis to Santa Clara. The train trip from Davis to Santa Clara is usually about 3 hours and 9 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Capitol Corridor train can get you there in as little as 2 hours and 27 minutes.

Distance83 mi (134 km)
Fastest train2h 27m
Lowest price€29.56
Trains per day13
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Capitol Corridor
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Davis to Santa Clara

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Mohammad Ababil

20 September 2023- Regular commuter

Amtrak Capitol Corridor

Pros: very comfortable journey. Cons: could be little cheaper (25% less0.

What is the price of a train ticket from Davis to Santa Clara?

The average price for a train ticket from Davis to Santa Clara is €32.02, Compared to most train fares, this is an excellent price. By booking your trip at least 20 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay €0.81 more.

Average prices by travel date

€42€28€14MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Davis to Santa Clara will vary between €31 and €35. Planning a train trip to Santa Clara within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Davis over the next 7 days is €31. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

€46€37€28€18€9JJASONDJFMAM
Ticket prices for the train from Davis to Santa Clara stay pretty consistent throughout the year. You can expect to pay around €32 regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

€46€37€28€18€93020100

Since ticket prices on this route stay pretty consistent, you don’t need to book way in advance. However, we recommend buying your train ticket to Santa Clara at least 48 hours before your scheduled departure to prevent any unpleasant surprises, like last-minute surges in price or sold-out tickets.

Which train should you take from Davis to Santa Clara?

2 train services operate from Davis to Santa Clara. Amtrak Capitol Corridor usually has more trains scheduled, with 6 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak17h 18m€38.38
Amtrak Capitol Corridor62h 35m€31.41
  • 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 Davis to Santa Clara every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €30.

  • Since 1991, Capitol Corridor has connected Auburn to San Jose, with stops in Sacramento, Oakland, Berkeley, and 15 other cities in Northern California. The route's convenient transport to various cities includes breathtaking scenery guaranteed to help pass the time. Each train offers onboard WiFi and a cafe car for the comfort of passengers, as well as ample bicycle and luggage storage. Most Capitol Corridor trips make the journey from Davis to Santa Clara in about 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Davis and Santa Clara is approximately 83 miles, or 134 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 27 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

Trains from Davis to Santa Clara 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 Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Davis at 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. 13 of these are direct connections to Santa Clara. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Santa Clara to Davis.

City Information

Davis

Davis, located west of Sacramento in California, is famous for its small-town charm, green spaces, and bike-friendliness. Bring your bike to enjoy 50 miles of bicycle paths packed into the city, and pedal just about anywhere – including to the US Bicycling Hall of Fame, complete with antique bikes and trophies. Or, if you’d prefer to stay on your own two feet, talk a walk through any of the 399 acres of park land with picnic spots and sports fields. Swing by Central Park on Wednesdays and Saturdays to bag some fresh fruit and veggies at the Davis Farmers Market.

The event of the year is the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, held in mid-April at Sudwerk Brewery. This hanami-inspired event celebrates Japanese and Asian culture with live music, local artist galleries, seasonal beer, and cultural activities like mochi pounding. The best part? The whole event is a fundraiser, usually supporting one or more charities.

Other unique attractions in Davis include the California Raptor Center, an educational and research facility, and the UC Davis Arboretum, botanical garden and research center. Pick your own boysenberries, blackberries, and cherries at Impossible Acres, just east of town. The Explorit Science Center is an interactive science museum perfect for hands-on kiddos– and adults.

For food and entertainment, visit Roots Of Happiness, a coffee and tea lounge with karaoke and a piano. Check out Putah Creek Winery to learn about (and taste) a variety of different wines. The Artery is the perfect place to find decor, gifts, jewelry and more all while supporting local artists in Davis.

Amtrak Station is the central train station in Davis, and trains connect to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Seattle. There are three main bus stops across the city with service from Flixbus and Amtrak Thruway, including popular routes from Sacramento – making it easy to get to the nearest airport, the Sacramento International Airport.

Santa Clara

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Santa Clara is a city in the San Francisco Bay Area, home to Santa Clara University, the San Francisco 49ers, and many of Silicon Valley's prominent tech companies. The Intel Museum, at Intel's headquarters, is the perfect place to celebrate technological advances and see exhibits like a giant replica of an Intel computing chip. The Intel Museum is free to visit, as is the Triton Museum of Art, home to contemporary artworks from Bay Area artists.

If you'd rather escape the fast-paced world of tech, the Santa Clara Valley is also home to over 30 wineries that encourage visitors to take it slow and relax a while. Drink in the view as you sip the wines at Kirigin Cellars, one of the oldest wineries in California.

Santa Clara is a fabulous city for a family vacation, too, just maybe without the winery visits. Instead, treat the kids to thrills at California's Great Adventure amusement park and South Bay Shores water park.

Santa Clara is one of the stops on the Capitol Corridor train that runs from San Jose to Sacramento. Amtrak Thruway provides a few bus trips out of Santa Clara, but there are even more options departing from its neighbors, San Jose and San Francisco. The closest major airport to Santa Clara is the San Jose Airport, but it also convenient to fly into San Francisco or Oakland.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Davis?

Main departure station: Amtrak Station - 840 Second St

There is one train station in Davis.

All train stations in Davis:

  • Amtrak Station - 840 Second St

Where is the train station in Santa Clara?

Main arrival station: 5099 Stars and Stripes Dr

Santa Clara receives travelers from Davis at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Santa Clara:

  • 5099 Stars and Stripes Dr

  • Caltrain ACE station - 1001 Railroad Ave

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