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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas?

Lowest Price£52.31
Fastest Train9h 33m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas?

Currently there is not a train that travels the entire distance without requiring you to switch onto a connecting vehicle. However, there are direct buses from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas.

What is the price of a train ticket from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas?

In the last month, £52.31 was the average price of a train ticket from Santa Barbara, CA to Las Vegas, NV. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas?

The distance between Santa Barbara and Las Vegas is approximately 284 miles, or 457 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 33 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 Santa Barbara to Las Vegas are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Santa Barbara at 11:00 and arrives in Las Vegas around 9 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Las Vegas with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas for £31.53.

Which train should you take from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Santa Barbara, California to Las Vegas, Nevada. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak19h 45m£52.31

Amtrak train tickets from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas start from £52, and on average cost £52. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Las Vegas. Amtrak in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St and one other station. And in Las Vegas trains arrive at Tour Bus Loading Zone and one other train station. From Santa Barbara to Las Vegas train travel on Amtrak takes 9 hours and 45 minutes. If you are looking to get to Las Vegas faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 33 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £52 for a one-way train ticket to Las Vegas.

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

There are two stations in Santa Barbara where you can board the train to Las Vegas:

  • 209 State St
  • University Plaza

Where is the train station in Las Vegas?

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

  • Tour Bus Loading Zone
  • RTC South Strip Transit Terminal

Price trends for trains from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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