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How much are train tickets from Salem to Salinas?

Lowest Price$81.00
Fastest Train20h 11m
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Salem-Salinas Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Salem to Salinas right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Salem to Salinas?

In the last month, $90.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Salem, OR to Salinas, CA. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Salem to Salinas?

The distance between Salem and Salinas is approximately 576 miles, or 926 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 24 hours and 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 20 hours and 11 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 Salem to Salinas are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Thursday 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 Salem at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 Salem to Salinas?

Trains leave the station in Salem twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Salinas faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Salinas to Salem. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Salem to Salinas for $110.00.

Which train should you take from Salem to Salinas?

2 train services operate from Salem, Oregon to Salinas, California. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11d 5h 7m$99.00
Amtrak Coast Starlight120h 11m$81.00

Where is the train station in Salem?

There is one train station in Salem:

  • 500 13th St SE

Where is the train station in Salinas?

Salinas has one train station:

  • 11 Station Pl

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