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Paso Robles-Santa Barbara Train Schedule

Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara?

Lowest Price$24.00
Fastest Train4h 17m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Paso Robles 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Paso Robles 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 Paso Robles to Santa Barbara?

In the last month, $42.19 was the average price of a train ticket from Paso Robles, CA to Santa Barbara, CA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 3 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $2.34 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara?

The distance between Paso Robles and Santa Barbara is approximately 100 miles, or 161 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 17 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 Paso Robles to Santa Barbara are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Sunday 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 Paso Robles at 8:00am 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 Paso Robles to Santa Barbara?

Trains leave the station in Paso Robles twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Santa Barbara faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

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

Which train should you take from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara?

2 train services operate from Paso Robles, California to Santa Barbara, California. 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
Amtrak28h 39m$56.03
Amtrak Coast Starlight14h 17m$24.84

Where is the train station in Paso Robles?

There is one train station in Paso Robles:

  • Intermodal Station - 800 Pine St

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

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

  • 209 State St
  • University Plaza

Price trends for trains from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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