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Los Angeles - Goleta Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 5 daily train trips between Los Angeles and Goleta. The average train journey from Los Angeles to Goleta takes 2 hours and 27 minutes, but some Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train trips are as short as 2 hours and 2 minutes.

Distance94 mi (152 km)
Fastest train2h 2m
Lowest price$27.00
Trains per day15
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Los Angeles to Goleta

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)



Basanta kumar

September 5, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Pros: Digital Display of destination/ stations rather than announcements would be beneficial. Cons: Cleanness could improve.



June 28, 2022- Business

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Everything I needed to do was pretty simple to accomplish. I simply bought my ticket, I arrived with my things, then I hopped onboard.

What is the price of a train ticket from Los Angeles to Goleta?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Los Angeles and Goleta cost $29.41, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 1 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $0.08 more.

Average prices by travel date


The cost of a one-way train trip from Los Angeles to Goleta is expected to stay pretty stable over the next four weeks. No matter which day you travel, you can expect to pay about $29 for your ticket.

Monthly average prices

The price of a train ticket from Los Angeles to Goleta remains pretty stable, regardless of when you plan to travel. Tickets on this route usually cost $29 throughout the year.

Prices as travel date approaches


Since ticket prices on this route stay pretty consistent, you don’t need to book way in advance. However, we recommend buying your train ticket to Goleta at least 48 hours before your scheduled departure to prevent any unpleasant surprises, like last-minute surges in price or sold-out tickets.

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Goleta?

2 train services operate from Los Angeles to Goleta. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner 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
Amtrak12h 26m$29.53
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner42h 28m$29.52
  • 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 Los Angeles to Goleta every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $27.

  • 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 4 train trips from Los Angeles to Goleta every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from $27.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Los Angeles and Goleta is approximately 94 miles, or 152 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 2 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 departing from Los Angeles to Goleta tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Los Angeles at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 5 scheduled trains on most days. 15 of these are direct connections to Goleta. 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 Goleta to Los Angeles.

City Information

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.


Goleta, CA, US - GTA-0

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Goleta is a city in southern Santa Barbara County, popularly called 'The Good Land.' It comes from the Goleta Valley, a fertile farming region where delicious avocados and citrus grow. The city features family-friendly activities and local fun on picturesque coastal land. The Goleta Beach Park is one of the city's highlights, with a fishing pier. Nature lovers can check out the butterfly preserves in the city or visit Lake Los Carneros. The Sandpiper Gold Club is the best place to enjoy golf at the oceanfront. As for exploring history in Goleta, the South Coast Railroad Museum and Art, Design & Architecture Museum are popular spots in the city.

As a farming city, one of the most popular celebrations in Goleta is the yearly Goleta Lemon Festival, the biggest one in the city. But you don't always have to wait for the festival to come around. Goleta features fun activities and clubs, including The Imperial Lounge. You should visit Goleta between April and November if you want to enjoy the beaches and beach parties.

It is easy to visit Goleta from tens of other cities by train or bus. Amtrak and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner provide train routes to Goleta. Buses are a little rarer, with only a few routes provided by FlixBus US.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Main departure station: Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 4 stops and stations in Los Angeles where you can board the train.

All train stations in Los Angeles:

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • Union Station

  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Chatsworth

  • Metrolink Station

Where is the train station in Goleta?

Main arrival station: 25 South La Patera Ln

Goleta has one train station.

All train stations in Goleta:

  • 25 South La Patera Ln

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