Compare train tickets from San Luis Obispo to Santa Cruz
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from San Luis Obispo to Santa Cruz 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 Luis Obispo to Santa Cruz?
What is the price of a train ticket from San Luis Obispo to Santa Cruz?
In the last month, $35.00 was the average price of a train ticket from San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Cruz, CA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $24.54 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from San Luis Obispo to Santa Cruz?
The distance between San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz is approximately 140 miles, or 225 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 9 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.
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from San Luis Obispo to Santa Cruz are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Sunday 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 Luis Obispo at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 Luis Obispo to Santa Cruz?
Trains leave the station in San Luis Obispo 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 Cruz to San Luis Obispo.
Which train should you take from San Luis Obispo to Santa Cruz?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Luis Obispo, California to Santa Cruz, California. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
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Where is the train station in San Luis Obispo?
There are two stations in San Luis Obispo where you can board the train to Santa Cruz:
- 1011 Railroad Ave
- 1 Grand Avenue, Building 113
Where is the train station in Santa Cruz?
Santa Cruz has one train station:
- Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave
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