The distance between San Francisco and Santa Barbara is approximately 277.23 miles, or 446.04 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 9 hours and 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 20 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.
Typically there are 13 schedules to compare for your trip to Santa Barbara. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Francisco to Santa Barbara route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Francisco to Santa Barbara, usually offering 13 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.
Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, which start at $57.02.
Amtrak train tickets from San Francisco to Santa Barbara start from $59.67, and on average cost $82.34. Daily there are 13 Amtrak schedules to Santa Barbara. Amtrak in San Francisco leaves from Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and 3 other stations. And in Santa Barbara trains arrive at 209 State St and one other train station.
From San Francisco to Santa Barbara train travel on Amtrak takes 10 hours and 0 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Barbara faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 20 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 12 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $84.10 for a one-way train ticket to Santa Barbara.