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Saint Paul - Saint Cloud Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Saint Paul to Saint Cloud. Traveling by train from Saint Paul to Saint Cloud usually takes around 2 hours and 4 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance67 mi (108 km)
Fastest train2h 4m
Lowest price€9.29
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines1

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Which train should you take from Saint Paul to Saint Cloud?

Amtrak Empire Builder is the one and only train line which connects Saint Paul, Minnesota to Saint Cloud, Minnesota. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Builder22h 5m€9.88

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Saint Paul to Saint Cloud 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 Saint Paul to Saint Cloud?

The distance between Saint Paul and Saint Cloud is approximately 67 miles, or 108 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 4 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Saint Paul to Saint Cloud are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Saint Paul at 22:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Saint Paul to Saint Cloud?

Trains leave the station in Saint Paul twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Saint Cloud with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Saint Cloud to Saint Paul. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Saint Paul to Saint Cloud for €10.14.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Saint Paul?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Saint Paul.

Where is the train station in Saint Cloud?

Arrival stations

Saint Cloud has one train station.

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