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How much are train tickets from Berkeley to Santa Cruz?

Lowest Price$26.00
Fastest Train2h 43m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1
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Berkeley-Santa Cruz Train Schedule

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Price trends for trains from Berkeley to Santa Cruz

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10JulAug

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Berkeley to Santa Cruz right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Berkeley to Santa Cruz?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Berkeley to Santa Cruz, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

What is the price of a train ticket from Berkeley to Santa Cruz?

In the last month, $26.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Berkeley, CA to Santa Cruz, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Berkeley to Santa Cruz?

The distance between Berkeley and Santa Cruz is approximately 63 miles, or 102 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 43 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 Berkeley to Santa Cruz 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 Thursday 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 Berkeley at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. 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 Berkeley to Santa Cruz?

Trains leave the station in Berkeley twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Santa Cruz to Berkeley.

Which train should you take from Berkeley to Santa Cruz?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Berkeley, California to Santa Cruz, California. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak23h 20m$26.00

Where is the train station in Berkeley?

There is one train station in Berkeley:

  • 700 University Ave under University Ave overpass W of 4th St

Where is the train station in Santa Cruz?

Santa Cruz has one train station:

  • Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave

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