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There are 2 ways to get from Sacramento to Salinas by train or car

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Train  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Salinas Amtrak Station Coast Starlight

$40 - $100

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Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Salinas 174.5 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Salinas is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to Salinas is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sacramento Valley Station station and arriving at Salinas Amtrak Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 13 min.

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The distance between Sacramento and Salinas is 133 miles. The road distance is 174.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Salinas without a car is to train which takes 5 h 13 min and costs $40 - $100.

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The train from Sacramento Valley Station to Salinas Amtrak Station takes 5 h 13 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Sacramento to Salinas train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Sacramento Valley Station.

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Sacramento to Salinas train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Salinas Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento to Salinas is 174 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to drive from Sacramento to Salinas.

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  • Distance: 132.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

What companies run services between Sacramento, CA, USA and Salinas, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Sacramento to Salinas once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 5 h 13 min.

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Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Salinas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280

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There are 172+ hotels available in Salinas. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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