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.
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.
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.