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Compare train tickets from Fresno to Santa Barbara

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Schedule & Pricing Info

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

Lowest Price£26.91
Fastest Train5h 51m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines1
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Fresno-Santa Barbara Train Timetable

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Fresno to Santa Barbara?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, £26.91 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Fresno to Santa Barbara. By booking your trip 15 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £10.32 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Fresno to Santa Barbara?

The distance between Fresno and Santa Barbara is approximately 161 miles, or 259 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 51 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 Fresno to Santa Barbara 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 Saturday 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 Fresno at 13:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Fresno to Santa Barbara?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Santa Barbara to Fresno. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Fresno to Santa Barbara for £38.27.

What train services are there from Fresno to Santa Barbara?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Fresno to Santa Barbara. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak36h 39m£38.18

Where is the train station in Fresno?

There is one train station in Fresno:

  • Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara receives travelers from Fresno at its two active train stations:

  • 209 State St
  • University Plaza

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