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Compare train tickets from Oakland to Santa Barbara


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

Lowest Price£36.68
Fastest Train7h 20m
Trains Per Day9
Train Lines2
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Oakland 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, £44.40 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Oakland to Santa Barbara. By booking your trip 22 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £5.09 compared to a same-day fare.

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

The distance between Oakland and Santa Barbara is approximately 274 miles, or 442 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Oakland to Santa Barbara are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Oakland at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 Oakland to Santa Barbara?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Oakland to Santa Barbara. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Santa Barbara to Oakland. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Oakland to Santa Barbara for £27.11.

What train services are there from Oakland to Santa Barbara?

2 train services operate from Oakland to Santa Barbara. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 8 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak810h 9m£46.82
Amtrak Coast Starlight19h 5m£40.48

Where is the train station in Oakland?

There are two stations in Oakland where you can board the train to Santa Barbara:

  • 245 Second St
  • Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

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

  • 209 State St
  • University Plaza

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