Cheap San Diego to Santa Maria  train tickets

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How much are San Diego to Santa Maria train tickets?

Lowest Price$60.00
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How to find cheap train tickets from San Diego to Santa Maria ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Diego to Santa Maria is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from San Diego to Santa Maria was $63.93. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 1 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $0.00 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from San Diego to Santa Maria ? How far is San Diego to Santa Maria ?

The distance between San Diego to Santa Maria is 243.46 miles or 391.70 km. A train trip from San Diego to Santa Maria typically takes 9 hours, If you are looking to get to Santa Maria faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 7 hours and 13 minutes to get from San Diego to Santa Maria.

Going from San Diego to Santa Maria by train takes over 9 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 Monday trains from San Diego to Santa Maria 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 Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between San Diego to Santa Maria

Typically there are 6 schedules to compare for your trip to Santa Maria. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Diego to Santa Maria route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Diego to Santa Maria, usually offering 6 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Diego to Santa Maria, 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.

One train carrier connects San Diego to Santa Maria

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Diego to Santa Maria start from $60.00, and on average cost $64.53. Daily there are 6 Amtrak schedules to Santa Maria. Amtrak in San Diego leaves from 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other station. And in Santa Maria trains arrive at IHOP - 205 S Nicholson Ave,

From San Diego to Santa Maria train travel on Amtrak takes 8 hours and 52 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Maria faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 0 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $64.44 for a one-way train ticket to Santa Maria.

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Avg. Time
8h 52m
Avg. Price
$64.53

Plan your next adventure:

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Santa Maria that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in San Diego serving this route is 1050 Kettner Blvd, 4005 Taylor St.
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Santa Maria from San Diego., The busiest departure station in San Diego serving this route is IHOP - 205 S Nicholson Ave.
  • IHOP - 205 S Nicholson Ave