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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Oxnard to Santa Barbara. Traveling by train from Oxnard to Santa Barbara usually takes around 58 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Coast Starlight train can make the trip in 49 minutes.

Distance34 mi (54 km)
Fastest train0h 49m
Lowest price€14.43
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Oxnard, CA to Santa Barbara, CA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Rosalio

11 January 2020- Couples trip

Amtrak

Able to relax and enjoy the view of the beach and ocean

Able to relax and enjoy the view of the beach and ocean

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

In the last month, €14.76 was the average price of a train ticket from Oxnard, 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 €2.96 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€26€17€9SepOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Oxnard to Santa Barbara will vary between €15 and €18. Planning a train trip to Santa Barbara within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Oxnard over the next 7 days is €15. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Oxnard to Santa Barbara 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 €15 whenever you decide to board the train to Santa Barbara.

Prices as travel date approaches

€21€17€13€9€43020100

Since the average price of train trips from Oxnard to Santa Barbara 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 Oxnard to Santa Barbara?

There are 3 train lines with service from Oxnard, 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
Amtrak20h 59m€15.03
Amtrak Coast Starlight10h 50m€17.77
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner31h 1m€14.62
  • 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 Oxnard to Santa Barbara every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €14.

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  • 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 Oxnard to Santa Barbara every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from €14.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are some trains that travel the entire distance from Oxnard 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.

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

The distance between Oxnard and Santa Barbara is approximately 34 miles, or 54 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 49 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 Oxnard to Santa Barbara are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Oxnard at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. 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 Oxnard to Santa Barbara?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Santa Barbara. 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 Santa Barbara to Oxnard. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Oxnard to Santa Barbara for €14.43.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Oxnard?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Oxnard.

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

Arrival stations

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

Train stations in Santa Barbara:

  • University Plaza

Need a return trip from Santa Barbara to Oxnard?

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