Cheap train tickets from Emeryville to Santa Cruz, CA


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How much are train tickets from Emeryville to Santa Cruz, CA?

Lowest Price$24.00
Fastest2h 38m
Daily Schedules10
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Emeryville to Santa Cruz, CA?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Emeryville to Santa Cruz 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 Emeryville to Santa Cruz was $25.87. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $0.92 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 Emeryville to Santa Cruz, CA?

The distance between Emeryville and Santa Cruz is approximately 60.89 miles, or 97.96 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 3 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 38 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 Emeryville to Santa Cruz?

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

What train companies travel from Emeryville to Santa Cruz?

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

One train company connects Emeryville to Santa Cruz


Amtrak train tickets from Emeryville to Santa Cruz start from $24.00, and on average cost $26.09. Daily there are 10 Amtrak schedules to Santa Cruz. Amtrak in Emeryville leaves from 5885 Horton St, And in Santa Cruz trains arrive at Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave,

From Emeryville to Santa Cruz train travel on Amtrak takes 3 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Cruz faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 38 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 11 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $26.10 for a one-way train ticket to Santa Cruz.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Emeryville on their way to Santa Cruz:
  • 5885 Horton St
There is one train station where trains from Emeryville arrive in Santa Cruz:
  • Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave