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There are 2 daily trains from Santa Maria to Lincoln. Traveling by train from Santa Maria to Lincoln usually takes around 71 hours, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 66 hours and 10 minutes.
|Distance||1731 mi (2785 km)|
|Fastest train||66h 0m|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
Which train should you take from Santa Maria to Lincoln?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Santa Maria, California to Lincoln, Illinois. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak||2||2d 22h 58m||$295.00|
Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Santa Maria to Lincoln every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $295.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Maria to Lincoln during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the train journey from Santa Maria to Lincoln?
The distance between Santa Maria and Lincoln is approximately 1731 miles, or 2785 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 71 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 66 hours and 10 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 Maria to Lincoln are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Santa Maria at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. 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 Santa Maria to Lincoln?
Trains leave the station in Santa Maria 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 Lincoln to Santa Maria.
Where is the train station in Santa Maria?
There is one train station in Santa Maria:
Other train stations in Santa Maria:
IHOP - 205 S Nicholson Ave
Where is the train station in Lincoln?
Lincoln has one train station:
Other train stations in Lincoln:
101 N Chicago St
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