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Burbank-Pismo Beach Train Schedule
There are 2 daily trains from Burbank to Pismo Beach. Traveling by train from Burbank to Pismo Beach usually takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train can make the trip in 3 hours and 28 minutes.
|Distance||148 mi (239 km)|
|Fastest train||3h 28m|
|Trains per day||2|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Pacific Surfliner|
Which train should you take from Burbank to Pismo Beach?
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner is the one and only train line which connects Burbank, California to Pismo Beach, California. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Pacific Surfliner||2||3h 31m||$58.45|
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
The Pacific Surfliner is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs along the Pacific coast of Southern California, connecting San Luis Obispo to the north with San Diego to the south. The line is among the most famous Amtrak routes due to the unique scenic views it presents, as the train parallels the coastline for large portions of the 268-mile railroad stretch. The Pacific Surfliner offers first-class amenities like onboard restrooms, free WiFi, seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as storage racks for surfboards. On average, the service offers 2 train trips from Burbank to Pismo Beach every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from $58.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Burbank to Pismo Beach 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.
How long is the train journey from Burbank to Pismo Beach?
The distance between Burbank and Pismo Beach is approximately 148 miles, or 239 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 28 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 Burbank to Pismo Beach 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 Friday 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 Burbank at 9:00am 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 Burbank to Pismo Beach?
Trains leave the station in Burbank twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Pismo Beach with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Pismo Beach to Burbank.
Where is the train station in Burbank?
There is one train station in Burbank.
Where is the train station in Pismo Beach?
Pismo Beach has one train station.
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