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How much are train tickets from Santa Cruz to Palm Springs?

Lowest Price$69.25
Fastest Train14h 18m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1
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Santa Cruz-Palm Springs Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Cruz to Palm Springs 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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 Santa Cruz to Palm Springs?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Santa Cruz to Palm Springs, 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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Santa Cruz to Palm Springs?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $69.38 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Santa Cruz to Palm Springs.

How long is the train journey from Santa Cruz to Palm Springs?

The distance between Santa Cruz and Palm Springs is approximately 378 miles, or 608 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 14 hours and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 18 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 Santa Cruz to Palm Springs 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 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 Santa Cruz at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Santa Cruz to Palm Springs?

Trains leave the station in Santa Cruz twice a day, so thre 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 Palm Springs to Santa Cruz. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Santa Cruz to Palm Springs for $99.00.

What train services are there from Santa Cruz to Palm Springs?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Santa Cruz to Palm Springs. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak214h 21m$69.38

Where is the train station in Santa Cruz?

There is one train station in Santa Cruz:

  • Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave

Where is the train station in Palm Springs?

Palm Springs receives travelers from Santa Cruz at its two active train stations:

  • SunLine Transit Stop - 3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
  • SunLine Transit Stop - 190 N Indian Canyon Dr

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