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Santa Barbara - Lompoc Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Santa Barbara to Lompoc. Traveling by train from Santa Barbara to Lompoc usually takes around one hour and 28 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train can make the trip in one hour and 22 minutes.

Distance46 mi (74 km)
Fastest train1h 22m
Lowest price$23.30
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pacific Surfliner
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from Santa Barbara to Lompoc

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Which train should you take from Santa Barbara to Lompoc?

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner is the one and only train line which connects Santa Barbara to Lompoc. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner21h 28m$23.30
  • 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 2 train trips from Santa Barbara to Lompoc every day, and prices for a one-way train ticket start from $23.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Barbara to Lompoc 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Lompoc?

The distance between Santa Barbara and Lompoc is approximately 46 miles, or 74 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 22 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Santa Barbara to Lompoc. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Santa Barbara at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 Lompoc?

Trains leave the station in Santa Barbara twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Lompoc with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

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

City Information

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a major travel destination along the southern coast of California. Dramatically situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara offers incomparable scenery with a comfortably warm climate year-round. White stucco buildings with Mediterranean-style architecture, gorgeous beaches, and upscale local cuisine give Santa Barbara the nickname "The American Riviera."

There are many kinds of vacations to enjoy in Santa Barbara. You can spend days on the soft sand of Leadbetter Beach, surfing in the swells at Rincon Point, or shopping for trinkets along Stearns Wharf. Or embrace the area's history by visiting the Mission Santa Barbara, a Spanish mission founded in 1786. Highlights from the mission include Spanish architecture, a rose garden, a museum, and even crypts.

Santa Barbara Airport, only a few miles from downtown, serves passengers to the region. Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner stops in Santa Barbara on its way from San Diego to San Luis Obispo, with plenty of connections to other SoCal hotspots. Intercity buses, including FlixBus, offer routes from Santa Barbara to destinations like L.A., San Diego, and Las Vegas.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

Main departure station: 209 State Street

There is one train station in Santa Barbara.

All train stations in Santa Barbara:

  • 209 State Street

Where is the train station in Lompoc?

Main arrival station: Surf Beach

Lompoc has one train station.

All train stations in Lompoc:

  • Surf Beach

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