Cheap San Jose to Santa Barbara train tickets

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How much are San Jose to Santa Barbara train tickets?

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How to find cheap train tickets from San Jose to Santa Barbara ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Jose 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 Jose to Santa Barbara was $53.25. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 10 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $4.97 compared to a typical last-minute fare. 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 Jose to Santa Barbara ? How far is San Jose to Santa Barbara ?

The distance between San Jose to Santa Barbara is 235.99 miles or 379.69 km. A train trip from San Jose to Santa Barbara typically takes 9 hours and 18 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 7 hours and 39 minutes to get from San Jose to Santa Barbara.

Going from San Jose to Santa Barbara by train takes over 9 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 Wednesday trains from San Jose 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 Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between San Jose to Santa Barbara

Typically there are 4 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 Jose to Santa Barbara, usually offering 3 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Santa Barbara with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from San Jose to Santa Barbara, which start at $34.00.

San Jose to Santa Barbara is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Jose to Santa Barbara start from $51.00, and on average cost $54.16. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Santa Barbara. Amtrak in San Jose leaves from Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St, And in Santa Barbara trains arrive at 209 State St and one other train station.

From San Jose to Santa Barbara train travel on Amtrak takes 9 hours and 49 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Barbara faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 39 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $54.11 for a one-way train ticket to Santa Barbara.

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Avg. Time
9h 49m
Avg. Price
$54.16

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from San Jose to Santa Barbara start from $54.00, and on average cost $54.30. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Santa Barbara. Amtrak Coast Starlight in San Jose leaves from Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St, And in Santa Barbara trains arrive at 209 State St,

From San Jose to Santa Barbara train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 7 hours and 48 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Barbara faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 39 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Santa Barbara on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Coast Starlight scheduled trip per day, which will cost $54.23 for a one-way weekend reservation from San Jose.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 48m
Avg. Price
$54.30

Plan your next adventure:

There is one train station from which trains depart San Jose on their way to Santa Barbara. The busiest departure station in San Jose serving this route is Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St.
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill 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 Jose serving this route is 209 State St, University Plaza.
  • 209 State St
  • University Plaza