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How much are train tickets from San Jose to Salinas, CA?

Lowest Price$14.00
Fastest Train1h 41m
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San Jose-Salinas Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Jose to Salinas 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from San Jose to Salinas?

In the last month, $14.00 was the average price of a train ticket from San Jose, CA to Salinas, 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 $3.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from San Jose to Salinas?

The distance between San Jose and Salinas is approximately 47 miles, or 76 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 41 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 Jose to Salinas are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves San Jose at 10:00am and arrives in Salinas about an hour later.

Is there a direct train from San Jose to Salinas?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Salinas with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Salinas to San Jose. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Jose to Salinas for $17.00.

Which train should you take from San Jose to Salinas?

Amtrak Coast Starlight is the one and only train line which connects San Jose, California to Salinas, California. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Coast Starlight11h 41m$16.25

Where is the train station in San Jose?

There is one train station in San Jose:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

Where is the train station in Salinas?

Salinas has one train station:

  • 11 Station Pl

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