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Goleta-Santa Barbara Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Goleta to Santa Barbara. Traveling by train from Goleta to Santa Barbara usually takes around 11 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance7 mi (12 km)
Fastest train0h 11m
Lowest price€6.09
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Goleta to Santa Barbara?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner30h 11m€6.22
  • 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 Santa Barbara every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from €6.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Goleta 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.

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

The distance between Goleta and Santa Barbara is approximately 7 miles, or 12 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Santa Barbara.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Goleta to Santa Barbara are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Santa Barbara?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Goleta to Santa Barbara.

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Goleta?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Goleta.

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

Arrival stations

Santa Barbara has one train station.

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