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Compare train tickets from Oceanside to Santa Barbara

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Schedule & Pricing Info

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

Lowest Price£33.60
Fastest Train4h 41m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines2
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Oceanside 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, £34.88 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Oceanside to Santa Barbara. By booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £1.43 compared to a same-day fare.

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

The distance between Oceanside and Santa Barbara is approximately 158 miles, or 254 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 41 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 Oceanside 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 Thursday 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 Oceanside at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 Oceanside to Santa Barbara?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Santa Barbara. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Santa Barbara to Oceanside. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Oceanside to Santa Barbara for £31.14.

What train services are there from Oceanside to Santa Barbara?

2 train services operate from Oceanside to Santa Barbara. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak45h 37m£37.11
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner34h 49m£34.55

Where is the train station in Oceanside?

There is one train station in Oceanside:

  • Oceanside Transit Ctr - 235 S Tremont St

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

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

  • 209 State St
  • University Plaza

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