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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from San Francisco to Santa Barbara right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Can you take a train all the way from San Francisco to Santa Barbara?
What is the price of a train ticket from San Francisco to Santa Barbara?
In the last month, £44.39 was the average price of a train ticket from San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £7.13 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from San Francisco to Santa Barbara?
The distance between San Francisco and Santa Barbara is approximately 277 miles, or 446 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours,
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 San Francisco 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 Tuesday 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 San Francisco at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from San Francisco 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 San Francisco. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Francisco to Santa Barbara for £21.19.
Which train should you take from San Francisco to Santa Barbara?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Francisco, California to Santa Barbara, California. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.
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Amtrak train tickets from San Francisco to Santa Barbara start from £36, and on average cost £45. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Santa Barbara. Amtrak in San Francisco leaves from Salesforce Plaza, And in Santa Barbara trains arrive at 209 State St and one other train station. From San Francisco to Santa Barbara train travel on Amtrak takes 10 hours and 18 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Barbara faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 0 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Santa Barbara.
Where is the train station in San Francisco?
There is one train station in San Francisco:
- Salesforce Plaza
Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?
Santa Barbara receives travelers from San Francisco at its two active train stations:
- 209 State St
- University Plaza
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