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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from San Clemente to Santa Barbara?

Lowest Price$39.80
Fastest Train4h 32m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Clemente 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 San Clemente to Santa Barbara?

In the last month, $39.80 was the average price of a train ticket from San Clemente, CA to Santa Barbara, CA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from San Clemente to Santa Barbara?

The distance between San Clemente and Santa Barbara is approximately 138 miles, or 222 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 32 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 San Clemente to Santa Barbara are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves San Clemente at 5:00pm and arrives in Santa Barbara around 4 hours later.

Is there a direct train from San Clemente to Santa Barbara?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Santa Barbara with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Santa Barbara to San Clemente.

Which train should you take from San Clemente to Santa Barbara?

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner is the one and only train line which connects San Clemente, California to Santa Barbara, California. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner14h 32m$41.61

Where is the train station in San Clemente?

There is one train station in San Clemente:

  • 615 Ave Victoria at San Clemente Pier

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara has one train station:

  • 209 State St

Price trends for trains from San Clemente to Santa Barbara

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20NovDec

Monthly average prices

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