Cheap Santa Barbara to Los Angeles  train tickets

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Lowest Price$19.00
Fastest1h 45m
Daily Schedules24
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Overall score for Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
4.2
Based on 5 reviews
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
4.2
Based on 5 reviews
Based on 5 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 60 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
4.8
Value
4.0
Condition
4.2
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Christopher
5.0
September 9, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It arrived ahead of schedule, to my surprise!
Arthur
4.0
August 14, 2019Business
Pros
Staff was great and wanders did a really good job for us.
Cons
Toilet 🚽 was filthy
Tips
Book with wanderu !!
Christine
3.0
August 12, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
It started out great! But then we were delayed, and delayed, and delayed with no real updates so friends were waiting to pick us up and had to wait a LONG time
Cons
better feedback about ACTUAL delays and timing? we sat on the track for over 30 minutes MULTIPLE times. This train had NO WI FI
Tips
It was my first time.....so I was disappointed. I was told there would be WiFi and there was not. I was also told that the trains are usually on time. NEVER over 2 hours late.....?
Katherine
4.0
June 21, 2019Vacation
Pros
Train dropped off right at hotel in Santa Barbara
Cons
It would be nice to have ticket purchase at Chatsworth station. No bathroom at Chatsworth station.
Jintao
5.0
June 11, 2019Vacation

How to find cheap train tickets from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles was $28.03. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 10 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $6.00 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles ? How far is Santa Barbara to Los Angeles ?

The distance between Santa Barbara to Los Angeles is 86.95 miles or 139.89 km. A train trip from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles typically takes 4 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Pacific Surfliner. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 1 hour and 45 minutes to get from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles.

Going from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by train takes over 4 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Tuesday trains from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner has the most connections between Santa Barbara to Los Angeles

Typically there are 24 schedules to compare for your trip to Los Angeles. On the route to Los Angeles 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers the most scheduled departures between Santa Barbara to Los Angeles, usually offering 12 trips per day. 15 train trips per day are direct connections to Los Angeles, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles, which start at $9.00.

Santa Barbara to Los Angeles is served by 3 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles start from $25.00, and on average cost $28.23. Daily there are 10 Amtrak schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at 592 Gayley Ave and 5 other train stations.

From Santa Barbara to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak takes 7 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 45 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 10 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $28.37 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 12m
Avg. Price
$28.23

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles start from $19.00, and on average cost $24.77. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd and one other train station.

From Santa Barbara to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 2 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 45 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $25.90 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 41m
Avg. Price
$24.77

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train tickets from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles start from $25.20, and on average cost $29.39. Daily there are 12 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St, And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd and 2 other train stations.

From Santa Barbara to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner takes 2 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 45 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 12 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $29.91 for a one-way train ticket to Los Angeles.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 28m
Avg. Price
$29.39
There is one train station from which trains depart Santa Barbara on their way to Los Angeles. The busiest departure station in Santa Barbara serving this route is 209 State St.
  • 209 State St
There are 7 different stations where trains arrive to in Los Angeles. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in Santa Barbara serving this route is Union Station, Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd, 592 Gayley Ave, Catalina Express Terminal, 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, 6860 Park Terrace Dr, 931 S Gaffey St.
  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • 592 Gayley Ave
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd
  • 6860 Park Terrace Dr
  • 931 S Gaffey St