Cheap San Diego to Santa Barbara  train tickets

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How much are San Diego to Santa Barbara train tickets?

Lowest Price$44.20
Fastest5h 29m
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How to find cheap train tickets from San Diego to Santa Barbara ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Diego to Santa Barbara is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from San Diego to Santa Barbara was $45.65. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

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

The distance between San Diego to Santa Barbara is 187.75 miles or 302.07 km. A train trip from San Diego to Santa Barbara typically takes 6 hours and 27 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Barbara faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 5 hours and 29 minutes to get from San Diego to Santa Barbara.

Going from San Diego to Santa Barbara by train takes over 6 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Sunday trains from San Diego to Santa Barbara are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between San Diego to Santa Barbara

Typically there are 15 schedules to compare for your trip to Santa Barbara. On the route to Santa Barbara 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Diego to Santa Barbara, usually offering 8 trips per day. 8 train trips per day are direct connections to Santa Barbara, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from San Diego to Santa Barbara, which start at $17.00.

San Diego to Santa Barbara is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Diego to Santa Barbara start from $44.20, and on average cost $47.60. Daily there are 8 Amtrak schedules to Santa Barbara. Amtrak in San Diego leaves from 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other station. And in Santa Barbara trains arrive at 209 State St and one other train station.

From San Diego to Santa Barbara train travel on Amtrak takes 6 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Barbara faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 29 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 9 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $47.59 for a one-way train ticket to Santa Barbara.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 37m
Avg. Price
$47.60

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train tickets from San Diego to Santa Barbara start from $44.20, and on average cost $45.08. Daily there are 7 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules to Santa Barbara. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in San Diego leaves from 4005 Taylor St and one other station. And in Santa Barbara trains arrive at 209 State St,

From San Diego to Santa Barbara train travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner takes 6 hours and 17 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Barbara faster, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 29 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 9 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $45.64 for a one-way train ticket to Santa Barbara.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 17m
Avg. Price
$45.08

Plan your next adventure:

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Santa Barbara that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in San Diego serving this route is 1050 Kettner Blvd, 4005 Taylor St.
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Santa Barbara. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in San Diego serving this route is 209 State St, University Plaza.
  • 209 State St
  • University Plaza