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Cheap train tickets from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles

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Schedule & Pricing Info

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

Lowest Price£16.15
Fastest Train1h 46m
Trains Per Day18
Train Lines3
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
4.2
Based on 5 reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 60 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
4.8
Value
4.0
Condition
4.2
Christopher
5.0
9 September 2019Solo travel
Pros
It arrived ahead of schedule, to my surprise!
Arthur
4.0
14 August 2019Business
Pros
Staff was great and wanders did a really good job for us.
Cons
Toilet 🚽 was filthy
Tips
Book with wanderu !!
Christine
3.0
12 August 2019Visiting friends
Pros
It started out great! But then we were delayed, and delayed, and delayed with no real updates so friends were waiting to pick us up and had to wait a LONG time
Cons
better feedback about ACTUAL delays and timing? we sat on the track for over 30 minutes MULTIPLE times. This train had NO WI FI
Tips
It was my first time.....so I was disappointed. I was told there would be WiFi and there was not. I was also told that the trains are usually on time. NEVER over 2 hours late.....?
Katherine
4.0
21 June 2019Vacation
Pros
Train dropped off right at hotel in Santa Barbara
Cons
It would be nice to have ticket purchase at Chatsworth station. No bathroom at Chatsworth station.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles 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 Santa Barbara to Los Angeles was £22.28. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 17 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £0.97 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 Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?

The distance between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles is approximately 86.95 miles, or 139.89 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 3 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 46 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 Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?

Trains from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles are the busiest on Monday. 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 Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

There is one train station from which trains depart Santa Barbara on their way to Los Angeles:

  • 209 State St

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

There are 7 different stations where trains from Santa Barbara arrive in Los Angeles. 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 train stations in Los Angeles:

  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 592 Gayley Ave
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd
  • 931 S Gaffey St
  • 6860 Park Terrace Dr

What train services are there from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?

Typically there are 18 schedules to compare for your trip to Los Angeles. On the route to Los Angeles 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers the most scheduled departures between Santa Barbara to Los Angeles, usually offering 9.776 trips per day. 11 train trips per day are direct connections to Los Angeles, 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 Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles, which start at £7.27.

Here are the 3 train lines that operate from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles start from £20.19, and on average cost £23.22. Daily there are 8.591837 Amtrak schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at 592 Gayley Ave and 5 other train stations.

From Santa Barbara to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak takes 5 hours and 16 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 46 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 10.857143 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £23.63 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

Avg. Time
5h 16m
Avg. Price
£23.22

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles start from £16.15, and on average cost £17.96. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Union Station and one other train station.

From Santa Barbara to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 2 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 46 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £17.79 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

Avg. Time
2h 40m
Avg. Price
£17.96

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train tickets from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles start from £20.35, and on average cost £23.89. Daily there are 9.775862 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd and 2 other train stations.

From Santa Barbara to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner takes 2 hours and 29 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 46 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 9.375 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £24.57 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

Avg. Time
2h 29m
Avg. Price
£23.89

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