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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Santa Barbara to Fullerton?

Lowest Price$33.95
Fastest Train3h 35m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines2
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Barbara to Fullerton 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Santa Barbara to Fullerton?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Santa Barbara to Fullerton. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Santa Barbara to Fullerton?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $35.06 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Santa Barbara to Fullerton.

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

The distance between Santa Barbara and Fullerton is approximately 108 miles, or 174 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 35 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 Santa Barbara to Fullerton are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Sunday 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.

How many trains per day run from Santa Barbara to Fullerton?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Fullerton. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

What train services are there from Santa Barbara to Fullerton?

2 train services operate from Santa Barbara to Fullerton. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak45h 2m$36.62
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner33h 40m$36.76

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

There are two stations in Santa Barbara where you can board the train to Fullerton:

  • 209 State St
  • University Plaza

Where is the train station in Fullerton?

Fullerton has one train station:

  • 120 East Santa Fe Ave - Fullerton Transp Ctr

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