Cheap Santa Barbara to Sacramento train tickets

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How much are Santa Barbara to Sacramento train tickets?

Lowest Price$52.00
Fastest9h 42m
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How to find cheap train tickets from Santa Barbara to Sacramento ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Santa Barbara to Sacramento 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 Sacramento was $52.00. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 17 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $14.62 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 Sacramento ? How far is Santa Barbara to Sacramento ?

The distance between Santa Barbara to Sacramento is 304.45 miles or 489.84 km. A train trip from Santa Barbara to Sacramento typically takes 10 hours and 45 minutes. If you are looking to get to Sacramento faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 9 hours and 42 minutes to get from Santa Barbara to Sacramento.

Going from Santa Barbara to Sacramento by train takes over 10 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 Friday trains from Santa Barbara to Sacramento 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 Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Santa Barbara to Sacramento

Typically there are 16 schedules to compare for your trip to Sacramento. On the route to Sacramento 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Santa Barbara to Sacramento, usually offering 15 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Sacramento 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 Sacramento, which start at $75.00.

Santa Barbara to Sacramento is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Santa Barbara to Sacramento start from $52.00, and on average cost $61.66. Daily there are 15 Amtrak schedules to Sacramento. Amtrak in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St and one other station. And in Sacramento trains arrive at Valley Station - 401 I St and one other train station.

From Santa Barbara to Sacramento train travel on Amtrak takes 10 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Sacramento faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 42 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 15 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $62.01 for a one-way train ticket to Sacramento.

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Avg. Time
10h 44m
Avg. Price
$61.66

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Santa Barbara to Sacramento start from $52.00, and on average cost $60.69. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Sacramento. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St, And in Sacramento trains arrive at Valley Station - 401 I St,

From Santa Barbara to Sacramento train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 11 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Sacramento faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 42 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Sacramento on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Coast Starlight scheduled trip per day, which will cost $60.40 for a one-way weekend reservation from Santa Barbara.

Restroom
Snacks
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Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
11h 20m
Avg. Price
$60.69

Plan your next adventure:

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Sacramento 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 Sacramento. 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 Valley Station - 401 I St, 1389 10th Street 10th and N Streets.
  • Valley Station - 401 I St
  • 1389 10th Street 10th and N Streets