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Salinas - Las Vegas Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

2 trains operate daily from Salinas to Las Vegas. The train trip from Salinas to Las Vegas is usually about 19 hours and 40 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 18 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance364 mi (586 km)
Fastest train18h 20m
Lowest price$156.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Salinas to Las Vegas?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Salinas to Las Vegas was $159.50. Tickets for this route are somewhat expensive, given the distance between Salinas and Las Vegas. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Las Vegas if you book your train tickets at least 23 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $5.00.

Monthly average prices

Ticket prices for the train from Salinas to Las Vegas often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in July when the average ticket price is only $101. If you're thinking of traveling from Salinas to Las Vegas during February, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $153 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in February, is to book your trip well in advance.

Which train should you take from Salinas to Las Vegas?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Salinas to Las Vegas. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak219h 40m$164.24
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Salinas to Las Vegas every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $156.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Salinas to Las Vegas, 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 Salinas and Las Vegas is approximately 364 miles, or 586 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 19 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 18 hours and 20 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Salinas to Las Vegas on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Salinas at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Salinas 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.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Las Vegas to Salinas.

City Information


Salinas, CA, US - SNS-0

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Salinas is a city in California popularly known as the Salad Bowl of the World- though the nickname is about more than healthy food. The city has a vibrant agriculture industry, pristine farmland, historic sites, and plenty of greenery. As an agriculture-based city, it's not surprising that there are a lot of outdoor areas to visit, from Natividad Creek Park to the Creekbridge Neighborhood Park. In addition, history lovers in Salinas can visit the National Steinbeck Center and Monterey & Salinas Valley Railroad Museum for their interactive exhibits, while Salinas Valley Art Gallery appeals to art lovers.

For wine lovers in Salinas, there is a wide range of wineries and vineyards in the city, with popular choices being the Chateau Sinnet Winery and Vineyard, and SMD Vineyards. Visitors to the city can check out nightclubs, lounges, and bowling centers. Salinas organizes festivals throughout the year, like the Monthly Art Market & Artisan Fair and the Annual Halloween Beer Crawl.

If you're visiting Salinas by train, over 100 cities offer routes by Amtrak. Fewer bus lines are going to the city, provided by Amtrak Thruway. There are also Monterey-Salinas Transit services for transport inside the city.

Las Vegas

People say that Las Vegas is a Disneyland for adults and they have a point – with more than 50 casinos and dozens of nightclubs in the Strip area alone, Vegas is the place where you can let loose and have some good old fun.

Why travel the globe when you can see some of the most iconic landmarks in the world right there next to each other on the Las Vegas Strip? Just by walking down the street, you can visit the Eiffel Tower (at the Paris Hotel), check out the Statue of Liberty (at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino), or go for a gondola ride down the canals of Venice (at the Venetian Resort).

Yes, the many gambling opportunities attract millions of visitors to Sin City every year, but it’s the unique shows and concert residencies that have made Las Vegas one of the key entertainment destinations in the world. While you can certainly relax by the pool during the day, Vegas is definitely not a vacation destination if you’re looking for peace and quiet. When you’re in Las Vegas, you better be ready to hit the town, and if you’re lucky – the jackpot!

Station Information

Where is the train station in Salinas?

Main departure station: 11 Station Pl

There is one train station in Salinas.

All train stations in Salinas:

  • 11 Station Pl

Where is the train station in Las Vegas?

Main arrival station: Tour Bus Loading Zone

Las Vegas has one train station.

All train stations in Las Vegas:

  • Tour Bus Loading Zone

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