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Emeryville-Santa Barbara Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Emeryville to Santa Barbara?

Lowest Price$46.00
Fastest Train7h 58m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Emeryville to Santa Barbara. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

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

In the last month, $54.07 was the average price of a train ticket from Emeryville, CA to Santa Barbara, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $6.37 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Emeryville and Santa Barbara is approximately 276 miles, or 445 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 58 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 Emeryville to Santa Barbara are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Tuesday 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 Emeryville at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. 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 Emeryville to Santa Barbara?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Emeryville to Santa Barbara. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

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

Which train should you take from Emeryville to Santa Barbara?

2 train services operate from Emeryville, California to Santa Barbara, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak49h 33m$55.23
Amtrak Coast Starlight19h 35m$46.70

Amtrak train tickets from Emeryville to Santa Barbara start from $46, and on average cost $55. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to Santa Barbara. Amtrak in Emeryville leaves from 5885 Horton St, And in Santa Barbara trains arrive at 209 State St and one other train station. From Emeryville to Santa Barbara train travel on Amtrak takes 9 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Barbara faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 58 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Santa Barbara.

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Emeryville to Santa Barbara start from $46, and on average cost $47. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Santa Barbara. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Emeryville leaves from 5885 Horton St, And in Santa Barbara trains arrive at 209 State St, From Emeryville to Santa Barbara train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 9 hours and 35 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Barbara faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 58 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Santa Barbara on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Coast Starlight scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Emeryville.

Where is the train station in Emeryville?

There is one train station in Emeryville:

  • 5885 Horton St

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara receives travelers from Emeryville at its two active train stations:

  • 209 State St
  • University Plaza

Price trends for trains from Emeryville to Santa Barbara

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20FebMar

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

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