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traveling from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by train

Cheapest price
$19.00
Fastest time
1h 53m
Trips per day
20
train carriers
3
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara were $28.10. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $5.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by train is at 7 AM on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 2 PM on Tuesday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily train trips are there from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara?

On average there are 20 train trips per day. Amtrak has the most options for departures from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, with an average of 10 trips per day and 205 monthly trips. 3 train carriers currently travel from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. Of the 20 trips there are 11 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

train lines that run from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner operates, on average, 8 train schedule(s) from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. The average Amtrak Pacific Surfliner ticket to Santa Barbara costs $29.92. Cheap Amtrak Pacific Surfliner tickets to Santa Barbara are available on Wanderu starting from $27.45. In Los Angeles, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner departs from Union Station and 1 other station. In Santa Barbara, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner arrives at 209 State St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours and 18 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trip will get you to Santa Barbara in 1 hours and 53 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 9 trips per day and you could expect to pay $30.43 for a weekend getaway trip to Santa Barbara.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
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Avg. Time
2h 18m
Avg. Price
$29.92

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight operates, on average, 2 train schedule(s) from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. The average Amtrak Coast Starlight ticket to Santa Barbara costs $25.07. Cheap Amtrak Coast Starlight tickets to Santa Barbara are available on Wanderu starting from $19.00. In Los Angeles, Amtrak Coast Starlight departs from Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd and 1 other station. In Santa Barbara, Amtrak Coast Starlight arrives at 209 State St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Coast Starlight from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours and 10 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Coast Starlight trip will get you to Santa Barbara in 1 hours and 53 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $26.45 for a weekend getaway trip to Santa Barbara.

Amtrak Coast Starlight
Amtrak Coast Starlight
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Restroom
Extra legroom
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Avg. Time
2h 10m
Avg. Price
$25.07

Amtrak

Amtrak operates, on average, 10 train schedule(s) from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. The average Amtrak ticket to Santa Barbara costs $27.64. Cheap Amtrak tickets to Santa Barbara are available on Wanderu starting from $22.50. In Los Angeles, Amtrak departs from Catalina Express Terminal and 3 other stations. In Santa Barbara, Amtrak arrives at 209 State St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 4 hours and 29 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Santa Barbara in 1 hours and 53 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 10 trips per day and you could expect to pay $27.75 for a weekend getaway trip to Santa Barbara.

Amtrak
Amtrak
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
4h 29m
Avg. Price
$27.64
Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 4 stations that have train departures from Los Angeles. Most train trips to Santa Barbara will depart from Union Station, Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd, Catalina Express Terminal, 592 Gayley Ave.
  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 592 Gayley Ave
Train trips arrive in Santa Barbara at 1 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. 209 State St are the main train stations in Santa Barbara for trips arriving from Los Angeles.
  • 209 State St