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Los Angeles-Santa Barbara Train Schedule
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|Fastest Train||1h 46m|
|Trains Per Day||10|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
What is the price of a train ticket from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara?
In the last month, $27.23 was the average price of a train ticket from Los Angeles, 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $1.00 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara 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.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Los Angeles at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 Los Angeles to Santa Barbara?
There are 10 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara for $9.00.
Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara?
2 train services operate from Los Angeles, California to Santa Barbara, California. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 9 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
Where is the train station in Los Angeles?
Los Angeles has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Santa Barbara:
- Union Station
- Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
- 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd
Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?
Santa Barbara has one train station:
- 209 State St
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