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Emeryville - Santa Cruz Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

7 trains operate daily from Emeryville to Santa Cruz. The train trip from Emeryville to Santa Cruz is usually about 2 hours and 58 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 2 hours and 34 minutes.

Distance61 mi (98 km)
Fastest train2h 34m
Lowest price$27.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Emeryville to Santa Cruz was $27.93. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Santa Cruz if you book your train tickets at least 29 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $2.53.

Average prices by travel date

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For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Emeryville to Santa Cruz will range from $27 to $30. If you're planning to travel by train to Santa Cruz in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Emeryville you can find in the next 7 days is $28. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the train from Emeryville to Santa Cruz usually costs about the same throughout the year. In general, train ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $27 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The price of train trips from Emeryville to Santa Cruz doesn't fluctuate much throughout the year, so you don’t need to book your tickets super far in advance. However, to avoid last-minute price surges or sold-out tickets, we recommend purchasing your train tickets at least 48 hours before departure.

Which train should you take from Emeryville to Santa Cruz?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Emeryville to Santa Cruz. However, there are 7 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak72h 58m$28.85
  • 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 7 Amtrak trains from Emeryville to Santa Cruz every day, as well as 8 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $27.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Emeryville 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.
The distance between Emeryville and Santa Cruz is approximately 61 miles, or 98 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 34 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 Emeryville 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 Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Emeryville at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, 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 Emeryville.

City Information

Emeryville

Emeryville is the true hometown of Nemo, Buzz, and Mike Wazowski-- or at least the hometown of Pixar, the studio that created them. Located in Alameda County, right next to San Francisco, Emeryville is considered one of California's best residential areas. Locals of Emeryville enjoy a dense urban vibe, with numerous bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.

If you love food, visit one of the most exquisite restaurants in Emeryville. The Old Stamp House is a restaurant where every crew member wants you to have a great time on each food course. They show incredible food knowledge and appreciation, as well as where and how the food was sourced.

There are almost limitless ways of transport, from bikes and buses to taxis, trains, and planes. Amtrak has multiple lines that stop in Emeryville, including the California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, and Capitol Corridor, on the way to cities like San Francisco, Sacramento, and even Chicago. San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport are the two major international airports that serve Emeryville and are only 25 and 10 miles away, respectively.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Emeryville?

Main departure station: 5885 Horton St

There is one train station in Emeryville.

All train stations in Emeryville:

  • 5885 Horton St

Where is the train station in Santa Cruz?

Main arrival station: Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz has one train station.

All train stations in Santa Cruz:

  • Santa Cruz, California

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