Cheap train tickets from Santa Barbara to San Jose

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

Lowest Price£34.63
Fastest7h 31m
Daily Schedules5
train companies2
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Overall score for Santa Barbara to San Jose
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Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Coast Starlight report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Carolyn A.
5.0
23 September 2019Business
Pros
not driving for 5 + hours. not putting wear and tear on my car. not eating junk food along the highway
Cons
two options daily for travel...leave at 4pm and arrive at 11pm so as not to lose a work day
Tips
the dining car is a must

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Santa Barbara to San Jose 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 San Jose was £46.71. 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 £6.76 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 San Jose?

The distance between Santa Barbara and San Jose is approximately 235.99 miles, or 379.69 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 10 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 31 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 San Jose?

On Wednesday trains from Santa Barbara to San Jose 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 Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

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

Typically there are 5 schedules to compare for your trip to San Jose. On the route to San Jose 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Santa Barbara to San Jose, usually offering 4 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves San Jose with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Santa Barbara to San Jose, which start at £18.47.

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

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Santa Barbara to San Jose start from £39.25, and on average cost £49.52. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to San Jose. Amtrak in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St and one other station. And in San Jose trains arrive at Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St,

From Santa Barbara to San Jose train travel on Amtrak takes 10 hours and 42 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Jose faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 31 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £49.76 for a one-way train ticket to San Jose.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
10h 42m
Avg. Price
£49.52

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Santa Barbara to San Jose start from £34.63, and on average cost £48.61. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to San Jose. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St, And in San Jose trains arrive at Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St,

From Santa Barbara to San Jose train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 7 hours and 31 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to San Jose on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Coast Starlight scheduled trip per day, which will cost £51.56 for a one-way weekend reservation from Santa Barbara.

Toilet
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 31m
Avg. Price
£48.61

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to San Jose that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Santa Barbara are:
  • 209 State St
  • University Plaza
There is one train station where trains arrive in San Jose from Santa Barbara. These are the busiest arriving stations in San Jose:
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St