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How much are train tickets from Salinas to Los Angeles?

Lowest Price$46.00
Fastest Train7h 54m
Trains Per Day8
Train Lines2
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Price trends for trains from Salinas to Los Angeles

Average prices by travel date

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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 Salinas to Los Angeles 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 Salinas to Los Angeles?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Salinas to Los Angeles. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

What is the price of a train ticket from Salinas to Los Angeles?

In the last month, $51.98 was the average price of a train ticket from Salinas, CA to Los Angeles, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 6 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $4.27 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Salinas to Los Angeles?

The distance between Salinas and Los Angeles is approximately 264 miles, or 425 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 54 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 Salinas to Los Angeles are the most crowded on Saturday. 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.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Salinas at 12:00am 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 Salinas to Los Angeles?

There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Los Angeles. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Los Angeles to Salinas. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Salinas to Los Angeles for $20.00.

Which train should you take from Salinas to Los Angeles?

2 train services operate from Salinas, California to Los Angeles, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 6 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak68h 30m$53.82
Amtrak Coast Starlight28h 57m$49.10

Where is the train station in Salinas?

There is one train station in Salinas:

  • 11 Station Pl

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

There are more train stations and stops in Los Angeles than most cities. Most trains from Salinas will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Los Angeles:

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • Union Station
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd

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