Cheap train tickets from Portland to Santa Barbara, CA

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How much are train tickets from Portland to Santa Barbara, CA?

Lowest Price$130.77
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Portland to Santa Barbara, CA?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Portland 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 Portland to Santa Barbara was $146.79. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 25 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $93.98 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 ride from Portland to Santa Barbara, CA?

The distance between Portland and Santa Barbara is approximately 783.42 miles, or 1260.47 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 29 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 27 hours and 30 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Portland to Santa Barbara?

On Friday trains from Portland 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.

What train companies travel from Portland to Santa Barbara?

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Santa Barbara. On the route to Santa Barbara 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Portland to Santa Barbara, usually offering one departure per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Santa Barbara with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Portland to Santa Barbara, CA, which start at $108.09.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Portland to Santa Barbara

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Portland to Santa Barbara start from $162.80, and on average cost $181.87. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Santa Barbara. Amtrak in Portland leaves from Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave, And in Santa Barbara trains arrive at 209 State St and one other train station.

From Portland to Santa Barbara train travel on Amtrak takes 30 hours and 58 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Barbara faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 27 hours and 30 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Santa Barbara on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $177.18 for a one-way weekend reservation from Portland.

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Avg. Time
1d 6h 58m
Avg. Price
$181.87

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Portland to Santa Barbara start from $130.77, and on average cost $167.70. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Santa Barbara. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Portland leaves from Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave, And in Santa Barbara trains arrive at 209 State St,

From Portland to Santa Barbara train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 27 hours and 30 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 $164.13 for a one-way weekend reservation from Portland.

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Avg. Time
1d 3h 30m
Avg. Price
$167.70

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Portland on their way to Santa Barbara:
  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave
There are 2 different stations where trains from Portland arrive in Santa Barbara. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in Santa Barbara:
  • 209 State St
  • University Plaza

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