Cheap train tickets from Santa Maria, CA to Reno


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How much are train tickets from Santa Maria, CA to Reno?

Lowest Price$84.00
Fastest13h 55m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Santa Maria, CA to Reno?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Santa Maria to Reno is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Santa Maria to Reno was $84.00. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Santa Maria, CA to Reno?

The distance between Santa Maria and Reno is approximately 318.24 miles, or 512.02 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 15 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 13 hours and 55 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Santa Maria to Reno?

On Monday trains from Santa Maria to Reno are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Santa Maria, CA to Reno

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Reno. One train carrier operates regular service on the Santa Maria to Reno route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Santa Maria to Reno, usually offering 2 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Santa Maria to Reno, 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 Reno, which start at $101.00.

One train company connects Santa Maria to Reno


Amtrak train tickets from Santa Maria to Reno start from $84.00, and on average cost $97.25. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Reno. Amtrak in Santa Maria leaves from IHOP - 205 S Nicholson Ave, And in Reno trains arrive at 280 N Center St,

From Santa Maria to Reno train travel on Amtrak takes 15 hours and 14 minutes. If you are looking to get to Reno faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 13 hours and 55 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $95.33 for a one-way train ticket to Reno.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Santa Maria on their way to Reno. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Santa Maria are:
  • IHOP - 205 S Nicholson Ave
There is one train station where trains arrive in Reno from Santa Maria. These are the busiest arriving stations in Reno:
  • 280 N Center St