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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Santa Barbara to Portland?

Lowest Price£69.21
Fastest Train26h 52m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Barbara to Portland 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 Santa Barbara to Portland?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Santa Barbara to Portland. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

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

In the last month, £78.83 was the average price of a train ticket from Santa Barbara, CA to Portland, OR. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £59.79 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Santa Barbara to Portland?

The distance between Santa Barbara and Portland is approximately 783 miles, or 1260 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 28 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 26 hours and 52 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 Portland 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?

The earliest train departs Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara to Portland?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Santa Barbara to Portland. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Portland to Santa Barbara. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Santa Barbara to Portland for £138.41.

Which train should you take from Santa Barbara to Portland?

2 train services operate from Santa Barbara, California to Portland, Oregon. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 5h 33m£88.49
Amtrak Coast Starlight11d 2h 52m£74.97

Amtrak train tickets from Santa Barbara to Portland start from £81, and on average cost £88. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Portland. Amtrak in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St and one other station. And in Portland trains arrive at Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave, From Santa Barbara to Portland train travel on Amtrak takes 29 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Portland faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 26 hours and 52 minutes.

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Santa Barbara to Portland start from £69, and on average cost £75. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Portland. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St, And in Portland trains arrive at Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave, From Santa Barbara to Portland train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 26 hours and 52 minutes.

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

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

  • 209 State St
  • University Plaza

Where is the train station in Portland?

Portland has one train station:

  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave

Price trends for trains from Santa Barbara to Portland

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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