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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Santa Cruz?
What is the price of a train ticket from Sacramento to Santa Cruz?
In the last month, $47.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Sacramento, CA to Santa Cruz, CA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. 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 Sacramento to Santa Cruz?
The distance between Sacramento and Santa Cruz is approximately 115 miles, or 185 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 16 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.
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Sacramento 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 Sacramento at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00pm. 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 Sacramento to Santa Cruz?
Trains leave the station in Sacramento 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.
Which train should you take from Sacramento to Santa Cruz?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Sacramento, California to Santa Cruz, California. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
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Where is the train station in Sacramento?
There is one train station in Sacramento:
- Valley Station - 401 I St
Where is the train station in Santa Cruz?
Santa Cruz has one train station:
- Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave
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