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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Burbank to Santa Barbara?

Lowest Price€17.12
Fastest Train2h 3m
Trains Per Day5
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are some trains that travel the entire distance from Burbank to Santa Barbara. However, in some cases you will have to take a bus for part of your journey in addition to taking the train.

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

In the last month, €23.07 was the average price of a train ticket from Burbank, CA to Santa Barbara, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €2.27 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Burbank and Santa Barbara is approximately 81 miles, or 130 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 3 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Burbank to Santa Barbara are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Burbank at 09:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 Burbank to Santa Barbara?

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Burbank to Santa Barbara.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Santa Barbara to Burbank.

Which train should you take from Burbank to Santa Barbara?

There are 3 train lines with service from Burbank, California to Santa Barbara, California. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 3 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 5m€25.43
Amtrak Coast Starlight12h 5m€17.52
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner32h 12m€25.51

Where is the train station in Burbank?

There is one train station in Burbank:

  • 3750 Empire Ave

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara has one train station:

  • 209 State St

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Burbank, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Based on 7 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
3 October 2019Business
Nice scenery
A bit chilly maybe not have the AC too high
Be considerate when speaking amongst yourselves... A few other passengers were also annoyed by the loudness of some conversations but I do understand the excitement of being on a train and the adventure...

Based on 4 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
20 May 2019Visiting family
The train was 2 hours late which was extremely inconvenient and did not make for a happy traveler

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