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There is one daily train from Santa Fe to Las Vegas. Traveling by train from Santa Fe to Las Vegas usually takes around 15 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 15 hours and 15 minutes.
|Distance||516 mi (830 km)|
|Fastest train||15h 15m|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
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Which train should you take from Santa Fe to Las Vegas?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Santa Fe, New Mexico to Las Vegas, Nevada. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
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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 1 Amtrak trains from Santa Fe to Las Vegas every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $167.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Fe to Las Vegas 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.
Can you take a train all the way from Santa Fe to Las Vegas?
How long is the train journey from Santa Fe to Las Vegas?
The distance between Santa Fe and Las Vegas is approximately 516 miles, or 830 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 15 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 15 hours and 15 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 Fe to Las Vegas are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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?
Most days, there is only one train which leaves Santa Fe at 12:00pm and arrives in Las Vegas around 15 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Santa Fe to Las Vegas?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. 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 transfer 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 Las Vegas to Santa Fe.
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Where is the train station in Santa Fe?
There are two stations in Santa Fe where you can board the train to Las Vegas.
Train stations in Santa Fe:
198 State Rd 192
Where is the train station in Las Vegas?
Las Vegas receives travelers from Santa Fe at its two active train stations.
Train stations in Las Vegas:
RTC South Strip Transit Terminal
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