The distance between Los Angeles to Santa Cruz is 293.58 miles or 472.35 km. A train trip from Los Angeles to Santa Cruz typically takes 16 hours and 46 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Cruz faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 10 hours and 26 minutes to get from Los Angeles to Santa Cruz.
Going from Los Angeles to Santa Cruz by train takes over 16 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.
On Friday trains from Los Angeles 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.
Typically there are 15 schedules to compare for your trip to Santa Cruz. One train carrier operates regular service on the Los Angeles to Santa Cruz route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Los Angeles to Santa Cruz, usually offering 15 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Los Angeles 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.
Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Los Angeles to Santa Cruz, which start at $19.00.
Amtrak train tickets from Los Angeles to Santa Cruz start from $56.00, and on average cost $59.17. Daily there are 15 Amtrak schedules to Santa Cruz. Amtrak in Los Angeles leaves from Union Station and 2 other stations. And in Santa Cruz trains arrive at Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave,
From Los Angeles to Santa Cruz train travel on Amtrak takes 16 hours and 47 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Cruz faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 10 hours and 26 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 13 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $59.13 for a one-way train ticket to Santa Cruz.