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Trains from Santa Barbara to Camarillo

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Santa Barbara to Camarillo. Traveling by train from Santa Barbara to Camarillo usually takes around one hour and 17 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 12 minutes.

Distance40 mi (65 km)
Fastest train1h 12m
Lowest price$18.55
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from Santa Barbara to Camarillo?

In the last month, $18.55 was the average price of a train ticket from Santa Barbara, CA to Camarillo, 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 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.99 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Santa Barbara to Camarillo by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $19 whenever you decide to board the train to Camarillo.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Santa Barbara to Camarillo remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Santa Barbara to Camarillo?

2 train services operate from Santa Barbara, California to Camarillo, California. Amtrak 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
Amtrak31h 17m$19.55
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner11h 19m$19.54
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 3 Amtrak trains from Santa Barbara to Camarillo every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $19.

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  • Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

    The Pacific Surfliner is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs along the Pacific coast of Southern California, connecting San Luis Obispo to the north with San Diego to the south. The line is among the most famous Amtrak routes due to the unique scenic views it presents, as the train parallels the coastline for large portions of the 268-mile railroad stretch. The Pacific Surfliner offers first-class amenities like onboard restrooms, free WiFi, seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as storage racks for surfboards. On average, the service offers 1 train trips from Santa Barbara to Camarillo every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from $19.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Barbara to Camarillo during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

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

The distance between Santa Barbara and Camarillo is approximately 40 miles, or 65 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 12 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Santa Barbara to Camarillo on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Wednesday. Wednesday also tend to have less passangers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

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 Camarillo?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Santa Barbara to Camarillo.

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Santa Barbara.

All train stations in Santa Barbara:

  • 209 State Street

Where is the train station in Camarillo?

Arrival stations

Camarillo has one train station.

All train stations in Camarillo:

  • 30 Lewis Rd

Need a return trip from Camarillo to Santa Barbara?

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