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There are 2 daily trains from Santa Barbara to Napa. Traveling by train from Santa Barbara to Napa usually takes around 11 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 10 hours and 15 minutes.
|Distance||304 mi (489 km)|
|Fastest train||10h 15m|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from Santa Barbara to Napa?
In the last month, $54.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Santa Barbara, CA to Napa, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 6 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $10.50 more than that for a same-day booking.
Prices as travel date approaches
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 6 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Napa from Santa Barbara will be about $10.50 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Santa Barbara to Napa?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Santa Barbara, California to Napa, California. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
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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 2 Amtrak trains from Santa Barbara to Napa every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $55.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Barbara to Napa 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.
Can you take a train all the way from Santa Barbara to Napa?
How long is the train journey from Santa Barbara to Napa?
The distance between Santa Barbara and Napa is approximately 304 miles, or 489 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 15 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 Napa are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. 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 Napa?
Trains leave the station in Santa Barbara twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Napa to Santa Barbara.
Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?
There are two stations in Santa Barbara where you can board the train to Napa.
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Where is the train station in Napa?
Napa has one train station.
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