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Goleta - Solana Beach Train Timetable
There are 4 daily trains from Goleta to Solana Beach. Traveling by train from Goleta to Solana Beach usually takes around 6 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train can make the trip in 5 hours and 29 minutes.
|Distance||178 mi (286 km)|
|Fastest train||5h 29m|
|Trains per day||3|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Pacific Surfliner|
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Which train should you take from Goleta to Solana Beach?
2 train services operate from Goleta, California to Solana Beach, California. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
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 1 Amtrak trains from Goleta to Solana Beach every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €37.
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 Solana Beach every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from €37.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Goleta to Solana Beach 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 Goleta to Solana Beach?
How long is the train journey from Goleta to Solana Beach?
The distance between Goleta and Solana Beach is approximately 178 miles, or 286 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 29 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 Goleta to Solana Beach 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 Friday 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 Solana Beach?
There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Solana Beach. 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 Solana Beach to Goleta.
Where is the train station in Goleta?
There is one train station in Goleta.
Where is the train station in Solana Beach?
Solana Beach has one train station.
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