Cheap Reno to Santa Cruz train tickets

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How much are Reno to Santa Cruz train tickets?

Lowest Price$79.00
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How to find cheap train tickets from Reno to Santa Cruz ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Reno to Santa Cruz 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 Reno to Santa Cruz was $79.67. 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 journey from Reno to Santa Cruz ? How far is Reno to Santa Cruz ?

The distance between Reno to Santa Cruz is 213.75 miles or 343.92 km. A train trip from Reno to Santa Cruz typically takes 9 hours and 19 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Cruz faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 8 hours and 34 minutes to get from Reno to Santa Cruz.

Going from Reno to Santa Cruz by train takes over 9 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Sunday trains from Reno to Santa Cruz 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 Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Reno to Santa Cruz

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Santa Cruz. One train carrier operates regular service on the Reno to Santa Cruz route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Reno to Santa Cruz, usually offering 2 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Reno 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 Reno to Santa Cruz, which start at $31.00.

One train carrier connects Reno to Santa Cruz

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Reno to Santa Cruz start from $79.00, and on average cost $81.93. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Santa Cruz. Amtrak in Reno leaves from 280 N Center St, And in Santa Cruz trains arrive at Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave,

From Reno to Santa Cruz train travel on Amtrak takes 9 hours and 19 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Cruz faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 34 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $84.50 for a one-way train ticket to Santa Cruz.

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Avg. Time
9h 19m
Avg. Price
$81.93

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There is one train station from which trains depart Reno on their way to Santa Cruz. The busiest departure station in Reno serving this route is 280 N Center St.
  • 280 N Center St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Santa Cruz from Reno., The busiest departure station in Reno serving this route is Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave.
  • Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave