The distance between Santa Maria and Santa Cruz is approximately 165.79 miles, or 266.74 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 12 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 7 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.
Typically there is one train schedule per day. One train carrier operates regular service on the Santa Maria to Santa Cruz route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Santa Maria to Santa Cruz, usually offering one departure per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Santa Maria to Santa Cruz, 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 Santa Maria, CA to Santa Cruz, CA, which start at $32.00.
Amtrak train tickets from Santa Maria to Santa Cruz start from $56.50, and on average cost $56.50. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Santa Cruz. Amtrak in Santa Maria leaves from IHOP - 205 S Nicholson Ave, And in Santa Cruz trains arrive at Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave,
From Santa Maria to Santa Cruz train travel on Amtrak takes 12 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Cruz faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 12 hours and 7 minutes.
If you are looking to travel to Santa Cruz on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $56.50 for a one-way weekend reservation from Santa Maria.