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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Santa Barbara to Glendale. Traveling by train from Santa Barbara to Glendale usually takes around 2 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train can make the trip in 2 hours and 17 minutes.

Distance85 mi (136 km)
Fastest train2h 17m
Lowest price$30.45
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Santa Barbara, CA to Glendale, CA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Lisa

July 29, 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Pros: The trip was fine - we lost power so were delayed for some time. Cons: The power outage probably couldn't have been avoided - these things happen. Tips: Enjoy a perfectly pleasant, effortless way to travel.

Pros: The trip was fine - we lost power so were delayed for some time. Cons: The power outage probably couldn't have been avoided - these things happen. Tips: Enjoy a perfectly pleasant, effortless way to travel.

Price trends for trains from Santa Barbara to Glendale

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15JunJul

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10JASONDJFMAMJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

Which train should you take from Santa Barbara to Glendale?

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner is the one and only train line which connects Santa Barbara, California to Glendale, California. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner32h 22m$31.18
  • 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 3 train trips from Santa Barbara to Glendale every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from $30.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Santa Barbara and Glendale is approximately 85 miles, or 136 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 17 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 Glendale are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Friday 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 Glendale?

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

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Santa Barbara.

Where is the train station in Glendale?

Arrival stations

Glendale has one train station.

Need a return trip from Glendale to Santa Barbara?

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