Lompoc to Ventura train

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Lompoc - Ventura Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

3 trains operate daily from Lompoc to Ventura. The train trip from Lompoc to Ventura is usually about 3 hours and 14 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train can get you there in as little as 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance74 mi (120 km)
Fastest train2h 15m
Lowest price$30.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from Lompoc to Ventura?

The average price for a train ticket from Lompoc to Ventura is $32.75, Compared to most train fares, this is an excellent price. By booking your trip at least 2 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $2.43 more.

Average prices by travel date


For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Lompoc to Ventura will range from $30 to $34. If you're planning to travel by train to Ventura in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Lompoc you can find in the next 7 days is $33. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

The price of a train ticket from Lompoc to Ventura remains pretty stable, regardless of when you plan to travel. Tickets on this route usually cost $33 throughout the year.

Prices as travel date approaches


The price of train trips from Lompoc to Ventura doesn't fluctuate much throughout the year, so you don’t need to book your tickets super far in advance. However, to avoid last-minute price surges or sold-out tickets, we recommend purchasing your train tickets at least 48 hours before departure.

Which train should you take from Lompoc to Ventura?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak23h 45m$35.37
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner12h 15m$30.00
  • 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 Lompoc to Ventura every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $30.

  • 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 1 train trips from Lompoc to Ventura every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from $30.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Lompoc to Ventura. 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.
The distance between Lompoc and Ventura is approximately 74 miles, or 120 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 15 minutes. 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.

Trains from Lompoc to Ventura 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 Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Lompoc at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Ventura. 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 Ventura to Lompoc.

City Information


Ventura, CA, US - VEC-0

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Ventura is a beach town near LA, located on the Central Coast of California. It is known for its different beaches, like the San Buenaventura State Beach, which features the wooden Ventura Pier. Ventura is known as one of the best surf towns in America, with scenic coasts and impressive waves. Surfer's Point is the town's most popular spot for surfing and windsurfing. One of the popular tourist locations in the city is Channel Islands National Park, which is a habitat for rare island foxes and scrub jays, and can be accessed by boat from the Ventura Harbor. Explore Main Street in Downtown Ventura for more landmarks and historical sites.

Ventura has a lively art scene, with different galleries and museums in the downtown area. Enjoy entertaining theatre at the Rubicon Theatre Company, or go on short-day cruises with friends and family. The city also offers an eclectic food scene with Polynesian and Nepalese restaurants and wineries that will surprise you. Its nightlife consists of bars, lounges, breweries, comedy clubs, and taprooms, like The Tavern, all littered in Downtown Ventura.

Ventura is easily accessible from other cities by train routes provided by Amtrak and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner and bus lines by FlixBus US and Amtrak Thruway. The Ventura County Transportation Commission provides commuter bus routes throughout the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Lompoc?

Main departure station: Surf Beach

There is one train station in Lompoc.

All train stations in Lompoc:

  • Surf Beach

Where is the train station in Ventura?

Main arrival station: Ventura Transit Station Bus Stops

Ventura has one train station.

All train stations in Ventura:

  • Ventura Transit Station Bus Stops

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