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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Burbank to Santa Barbara. Traveling by train from Burbank to Santa Barbara usually takes around 2 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Coast Starlight train can make the trip in 2 hours and 4 minutes.

Distance81 mi (130 km)
Fastest train2h 4m
Lowest price$24.35
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Burbank, CA to Santa Barbara, CA

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Shelley

October 3, 2019 - Business

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Pros: Nice scenery. Cons: A bit chilly maybe not have the AC too high. Tips: Be considerate when speaking amongst yourselves... A few other passengers were also annoyed by the loudness of some conversations but I do understand the excitement of being on a train and the...

Pros: Nice scenery. Cons: A bit chilly maybe not have the AC too high. Tips: Be considerate when speaking amongst yourselves... A few other passengers were also annoyed by the loudness of some conversations but I do understand the excitement of being on a train and the adventure...

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2.0

Nan

May 20, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Pros: The train was 2 hours late which was extremely inconvenient and did not make for a happy traveler. Cons: Yes, BE ON TIME!!

Pros: The train was 2 hours late which was extremely inconvenient and did not make for a happy traveler. Cons: Yes, BE ON TIME!!

What is the price of a train ticket from Burbank to Santa Barbara?

In the last month, C$30.89 was the average price of a train ticket from Burbank, CA to Santa Barbara, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$4.80 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$55$37$18JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Burbank to Santa Barbara will vary between C$24 and C$40. Planning a train trip to Santa Barbara within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Burbank over the next 7 days is C$33. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Burbank to Santa Barbara by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$34 whenever you decide to board the train to Santa Barbara.

Prices as travel date approaches

$61$49$37$24$123020100

Since the average price of train trips from Burbank to Santa Barbara remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Burbank to Santa Barbara?

2 train services operate from Burbank, California to Santa Barbara, California. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Coast Starlight12h 5m$29.88
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner32h 12m$33.87
  • Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    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 3 train trips from Burbank to Santa Barbara every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from $24.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Burbank to Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara?

The distance between Burbank and Santa Barbara is approximately 81 miles, or 130 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 4 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Burbank to Santa Barbara are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Burbank at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Santa Barbara?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Burbank to Santa Barbara.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Santa Barbara to Burbank.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Burbank?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Burbank.

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

Arrival stations

Santa Barbara has one train station.

Need a return trip from Santa Barbara to Burbank?

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