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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Santa Barbara to Burbank?

Lowest Price$20.00
Fastest Train2h 7m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Barbara to Burbank 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 Santa Barbara to Burbank?

In the last month, $27.59 was the average price of a train ticket from Santa Barbara, CA to Burbank, 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 $2.04 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Santa Barbara to Burbank?

The distance between Santa Barbara and Burbank is approximately 81 miles, or 130 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 7 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Santa Barbara to Burbank 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 Thursday 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 Santa Barbara at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Santa Barbara to Burbank?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Santa Barbara to Burbank.

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

Which train should you take from Santa Barbara to Burbank?

2 train services operate from Santa Barbara, California to Burbank, California. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Coast Starlight12h 29m$21.16
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner32h 11m$30.05

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

There is one train station in Santa Barbara:

  • 209 State St

Where is the train station in Burbank?

Burbank has one train station:

  • 3750 Empire Ave

Price trends for trains from Santa Barbara to Burbank

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15NovDec

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10DJFMAMJJASON

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Santa Barbara, CA to Burbank, CA
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Judith
5.0
October 9, 2019Solo travel
Pros
simple and direct - really quite uncomplicated. Used to drive - driving always represented the easiest, most convenient way to go. I'm now taking the train once a month back and forth from Santa Barbara to Burbank Airport station. I drive my car from my home in Lompoc,...More
Cons
nothing.

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