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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Goleta to Los Angeles. Traveling by train from Goleta to Los Angeles usually takes around 2 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train can make the trip in 2 hours,

Distance94 mi (152 km)
Fastest train2h 0m
Lowest price€23.25
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Goleta to Los Angeles?

In the last month, €23.49 was the average price of a train ticket from Goleta, CA to Los Angeles, 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 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €0.17 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Goleta to Los Angeles by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around €26 whenever you decide to board the train to Los Angeles.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Goleta to Los Angeles remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Goleta to Los Angeles?

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner is the one and only train line which connects Goleta, California to Los Angeles, California. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner32h 9m€23.69
  • Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    The Pacific Surfliner is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs along the Pacific coast of Southern California, connecting San Luis Obispo to the north with San Diego to the south. The line is among the most famous Amtrak routes due to the unique scenic views it presents, as the train parallels the coastline for large portions of the 268-mile railroad stretch. The Pacific Surfliner offers first-class amenities like onboard restrooms, free WiFi, seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as storage racks for surfboards. On average, the service offers 3 train trips from Goleta to Los Angeles every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from €23.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Goleta to Los Angeles 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.

How long is the train journey from Goleta to Los Angeles?

The distance between Goleta and Los Angeles is approximately 94 miles, or 152 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, 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 Goleta to Los Angeles are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Sunday 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 Goleta at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 Goleta to Los Angeles?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 6 of these are direct connections to Los Angeles. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Los Angeles to Goleta.

City Information

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Goleta?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Goleta.

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Los Angeles than most cities. Most trains from Goleta will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Los Angeles:

Train stations in Los Angeles:

  • Union Station

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

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