Cheap Santa Barbara to Oakland train tickets

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How much are Santa Barbara to Oakland train tickets?

Lowest Price$48.00
Fastest7h 31m
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How to find cheap train tickets from Santa Barbara to Oakland ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Santa Barbara to Oakland 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 Oakland was $54.43. 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 $5.45 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 Oakland ? How far is Santa Barbara to Oakland ?

The distance between Santa Barbara to Oakland is 274.49 miles or 441.64 km. A train trip from Santa Barbara to Oakland typically takes 9 hours and 49 minutes. If you are looking to get to Oakland faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 7 hours and 31 minutes to get from Santa Barbara to Oakland.

Going from Santa Barbara to Oakland by train takes over 9 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 Monday trains from Santa Barbara to Oakland 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 Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Santa Barbara to Oakland

Typically there are 11 schedules to compare for your trip to Oakland. On the route to Oakland 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Santa Barbara to Oakland, usually offering 10 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Oakland with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Santa Barbara to Oakland, which start at $40.00.

Santa Barbara to Oakland is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Santa Barbara to Oakland start from $48.00, and on average cost $57.21. Daily there are 10 Amtrak schedules to Oakland. Amtrak in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St and one other station. And in Oakland trains arrive at 245 Second St and one other train station.

From Santa Barbara to Oakland train travel on Amtrak takes 9 hours and 56 minutes. If you are looking to get to Oakland faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 31 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 12 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $57.29 for a one-way train ticket to Oakland.

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Avg. Time
9h 56m
Avg. Price
$57.21

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Santa Barbara to Oakland start from $54.00, and on average cost $56.09. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Oakland. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St, And in Oakland trains arrive at 245 Second St,

From Santa Barbara to Oakland train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 8 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Oakland faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 31 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Oakland on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Coast Starlight scheduled trip per day, which will cost $55.00 for a one-way weekend reservation from Santa Barbara.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
8h 44m
Avg. Price
$56.09

Plan your next adventure:

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Oakland that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in Santa Barbara serving this route is 209 State St, University Plaza.
  • 209 State St
  • University Plaza
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Oakland. 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 245 Second St, Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave.
  • 245 Second St
  • Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave