Cheap Los Angeles to Santa Barbara  train tickets

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How much are Los Angeles to Santa Barbara train tickets?

Lowest Price$31.76
Fastest1h 41m
Daily Schedules22
train carriers3
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Overall score for Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
4.4
Based on 8 reviews
Amtrak
5.0
Based on 1 reviews
Based on 1 reviewsRatings (Out of 5)
Amtrak Coast Starlight
4.0
Based on 2 reviews
Based on 2 reviewsRatings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.5
Condition
4.5
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Nancy
4.0
August 10, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I loved it e crept on the way back an unruly bunch of drunk people got on the train, were loud, one guy vomited all over his seat and floor and we were afraid doe our safety.
Cons
Monitor the people who get on
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
4.4
Based on 5 reviews
Based on 5 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.7
Staff
4.3
Value
3.7
Condition
4.0
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Clifford
4.0
August 11, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Not having to fight the traffic was a Godsend. Will be taking the train again.
Tips
Make sure if traveling to UCSB you don't get off the train in Santa Barbara - the stop is actually Goleta.
Adrian
3.0
June 15, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Cheap tickets
Cons
WiFi would not connect at all Bathroom was absolutely disgusting

How to buy cheap train tickets from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara 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 Los Angeles to Santa Barbara was $36.19. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 27 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $0.30 compared to a typical last-minute fare. 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 trip from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara ? What is the distance between Los Angeles to Santa Barbara ?

The distance between Los Angeles to Santa Barbara is 86.95 miles or 139.89 km. A train trip from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara typically takes 2 hours and 57 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Barbara faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 1 hour and 41 minutes to get from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara.

Getting to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles by train typically takes under three hours. A day trip to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles is fairly easy to do with plenty of time to see the sights in Santa Barbara and still get back at a reasonable time in the evening.

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

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between Los Angeles to Santa Barbara

Typically there are 22 schedules to compare for your trip to Santa Barbara. On the route to Santa Barbara 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, usually offering 11 trips per day. 15 train trips per day are direct connections to Santa Barbara, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, which start at $11.91.

Los Angeles to Santa Barbara is served by 3 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara start from $31.76, and on average cost $36.52. Daily there are 11 Amtrak schedules to Santa Barbara. Amtrak in Los Angeles leaves from 592 Gayley Ave and 5 other stations. And in Santa Barbara trains arrive at 209 State St,

From Los Angeles to Santa Barbara train travel on Amtrak takes 3 hours and 52 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Barbara faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 41 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 9 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $35.55 for a one-way train ticket to Santa Barbara.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 52m
Avg. Price
$36.52

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara start from $31.76, and on average cost $33.20. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Santa Barbara. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Los Angeles leaves from Union Station and one other station. And in Santa Barbara trains arrive at 209 State St,

From Los Angeles to Santa Barbara train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 2 hours and 10 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Barbara faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 41 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Santa Barbara on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Coast Starlight scheduled trip per day, which will cost $34.65 for a one-way weekend reservation from Los Angeles.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 10m
Avg. Price
$33.20

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train tickets from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara start from $33.34, and on average cost $37.05. Daily there are 9 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules to Santa Barbara. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in Los Angeles leaves from Union Station and 2 other stations. And in Santa Barbara trains arrive at 209 State St,

From Los Angeles to Santa Barbara train travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner takes 2 hours and 10 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Barbara faster, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 41 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 11 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $37.05 for a one-way train ticket to Santa Barbara.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 10m
Avg. Price
$37.05

Plan your next adventure:

There are 6 different stations that serve train trips to Santa Barbara that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in Los Angeles serving this route is Union Station, Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd, 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, 592 Gayley Ave, Catalina Express Terminal, 6860 Park Terrace Dr.
  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd
  • 592 Gayley Ave
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 6860 Park Terrace Dr
There is one train station where trains arrive in Santa Barbara from Los Angeles., The busiest departure station in Los Angeles serving this route is 209 State St.
  • 209 State St