Cheap train tickets from San Diego to Santa Barbara

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from San Diego to Santa Barbara?

Lowest Price£33.44
Fastest5h 29m
Daily Schedules15
train companies2
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Overall score for San Diego to Santa Barbara
4.0
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Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.0
Value
5.0
Condition
4.0
Justin
4.0
4 October 2019Business
Pros
I liked that I did not have to drive and that I could get work done while traveling for work.
Cons
The 4 seater seats should still come with desks.
Tips
Get business-class if it is available for sure!

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Diego 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 San Diego to Santa Barbara was £35.79. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £1.40 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 San Diego to Santa Barbara?

The distance between San Diego and Santa Barbara is approximately 187.75 miles, or 302.07 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 6 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 29 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 San Diego to Santa Barbara?

On Sunday trains from San Diego 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 Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the greatest number of connections between San Diego to Santa Barbara

Typically there are 15 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 San Diego to Santa Barbara, usually offering 7 trips per day. 8 train trips per day are direct connections to Santa Barbara, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from San Diego to Santa Barbara, which start at £12.10.

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

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Diego to Santa Barbara start from £33.44, and on average cost £37.85. Daily there are 7 Amtrak schedules to Santa Barbara. Amtrak in San Diego leaves from 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other station. And in Santa Barbara trains arrive at 209 State St and one other train station.

From San Diego to Santa Barbara train travel on Amtrak takes 6 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Barbara faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 29 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £38.40 for a one-way train ticket to Santa Barbara.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 50m
Avg. Price
£37.85

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train tickets from San Diego to Santa Barbara start from £33.44, and on average cost £35.08. Daily there are 7 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules to Santa Barbara. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in San Diego leaves from 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other station. And in Santa Barbara trains arrive at 209 State St,

From San Diego to Santa Barbara train travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner takes 6 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Barbara faster, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 29 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 9 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £34.74 for a one-way train ticket to Santa Barbara.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 20m
Avg. Price
£35.08

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Santa Barbara that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in San Diego are:
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to 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 stations in Santa Barbara:
  • 209 State St
  • University Plaza