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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from San Francisco to Santa Clara?

Lowest Price$23.50
Fastest Train1h 49m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Francisco to Santa Clara 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 San Francisco to Santa Clara?

While the train is the main method of transportation from San Francisco to Santa Clara, 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from San Francisco to Santa Clara?

In the last month, $23.89 was the average price of a train ticket from San Francisco, CA to Santa Clara, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.03 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from San Francisco to Santa Clara?

The distance between San Francisco and Santa Clara is approximately 39 miles, or 62 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 49 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from San Francisco to Santa Clara are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Monday 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 San Francisco at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00am. 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 San Francisco to Santa Clara?

Trains leave the station in San Francisco 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 Santa Clara to San Francisco.

Which train should you take from San Francisco to Santa Clara?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Francisco, California to Santa Clara, California. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak22h 15m$23.91

Where is the train station in San Francisco?

There is one train station in San Francisco:

  • 425 Mission St

Where is the train station in Santa Clara?

Santa Clara receives travelers from San Francisco at its two active train stations:

  • 5099 Stars and Stripes Dr
  • Caltrain ACE station - 1001 Railroad Ave

Price trends for trains from San Francisco to Santa Clara

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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