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Las Vegas-Santa Barbara Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara. Traveling by train from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara usually takes around 8 hours and 54 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 8 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance284 mi (457 km)
Fastest train8h 35m
Lowest price£49.43
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

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

In the last month, £50.18 was the average price of a train ticket from Las Vegas, NV to Santa Barbara, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £1.37 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£53£35£18JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Santa Barbara from Las Vegas is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about £49 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

£53£42£32£21£113020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Santa Barbara from Las Vegas will be about £1.37 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

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

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Las Vegas, Nevada to Santa Barbara, California. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak28h 54m£50.51
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £49.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara 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 Las Vegas to Santa Barbara?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

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

The distance between Las Vegas and Santa Barbara is approximately 284 miles, or 457 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 35 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 Las Vegas 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 Saturday 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 Las Vegas at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. 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 Las Vegas to Santa Barbara?

Trains leave the station in Las Vegas twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, 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 Las Vegas. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara for £14.12.

City Information

Las Vegas

People say that Las Vegas is a Disneyland for adults and they have a point – with more than 50 casinos and dozens of nightclubs in the Strip area alone, Vegas is the place where you can let loose and have some good old fun.

Why travel the globe when you can see some of the most iconic landmarks in the world right there next to each other on the Las Vegas Strip? Just by walking down the street, you can visit the Eiffel Tower (at the Paris Hotel), check out the Statue of Liberty (at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino), or go for a gondola ride down the canals of Venice (at the Venetian Resort).

Yes, the many gambling opportunities attract millions of visitors to Sin City every year, but it’s the unique shows and concert residencies that have made Las Vegas one of the key entertainment destinations in the world. While you can certainly relax by the pool during the day, Vegas is definitely not a vacation destination if you’re looking for peace and quiet. When you’re in Las Vegas, you better be ready to hit the town, and if you’re lucky – the jackpot!

Station Information

Where is the train station in Las Vegas?

Departure stations

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

Train stations in Las Vegas:

  • RTC South Strip Transit Terminal

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

Arrival stations

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

Train stations in Santa Barbara:

  • University Plaza

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