Cheap San Francisco to Monterey  train tickets

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How much are San Francisco to Monterey train tickets?

Lowest Price$29.00
Fastest4h 40m
Daily Schedules7
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Overall score for San Francisco to Monterey
5.0
Based on 1 reviews
Amtrak
5.0
Based on 1 reviews
Based on 1 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
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5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
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Elan
5.0
July 13, 2019Vacation
Pros
The Amtrak staff was so good-humored and helpful. We felt that we were in great company.

How to find cheap train tickets from San Francisco to Monterey ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Francisco to Monterey 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 Francisco to Monterey was $32.47. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 10 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $4.00 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 Francisco to Monterey ? How far is San Francisco to Monterey ?

The distance between San Francisco to Monterey is 86.20 miles or 138.69 km. A train trip from San Francisco to Monterey typically takes 4 hours and 49 minutes. If you are looking to get to Monterey faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 4 hours and 40 minutes to get from San Francisco to Monterey.

Going from San Francisco to Monterey by train takes over 4 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 Sunday trains from San Francisco to Monterey 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 Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between San Francisco to Monterey

Typically there are 7 schedules to compare for your trip to Monterey. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Francisco to Monterey route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Francisco to Monterey, usually offering 7 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Francisco to Monterey, 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 San Francisco to Monterey, which start at $20.00.

One train carrier connects San Francisco to Monterey

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Francisco to Monterey start from $29.00, and on average cost $32.86. Daily there are 7 Amtrak schedules to Monterey. Amtrak in San Francisco leaves from Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and 2 other stations. And in Monterey trains arrive at Marriott Hotel - 350 Calle Principal and 4 other train stations.

From San Francisco to Monterey train travel on Amtrak takes 4 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Monterey faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 40 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $32.92 for a one-way train ticket to Monterey.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 50m
Avg. Price
$32.86

Plan your next adventure:

There are 3 different stations that serve train trips to Monterey that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in San Francisco serving this route is Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St, 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St, Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf.
  • Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St
  • 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St
  • Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf
There are 5 different stations where trains arrive to in Monterey. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in San Francisco serving this route is Marriott Hotel - 350 Calle Principal, 500 Tyler St, 351 Fremont St, 1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey Bay Aquarium.
  • Marriott Hotel - 350 Calle Principal
  • 500 Tyler St
  • 351 Fremont St
  • 1 Old Golf Course Rd
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium