Cheap Santa Barbara to San Diego  train tickets

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How much are Santa Barbara to San Diego train tickets?

Lowest Price$44.20
Fastest5h 47m
Daily Schedules18
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How to find cheap train tickets from Santa Barbara to San Diego ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Santa Barbara to San Diego 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 San Diego was $45.63. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 0 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $0.00 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 San Diego ? How far is Santa Barbara to San Diego ?

The distance between Santa Barbara to San Diego is 187.75 miles or 302.07 km. A train trip from Santa Barbara to San Diego typically takes 6 hours and 47 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 5 hours and 47 minutes to get from Santa Barbara to San Diego.

Going from Santa Barbara to San Diego by train takes over 6 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 San Diego 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 San Diego

Typically there are 18 schedules to compare for your trip to San Diego. On the route to San Diego 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers the most scheduled departures between Santa Barbara to San Diego, usually offering 11 trips per day. 9 train trips per day are direct connections to San Diego, 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 San Diego, which start at $16.00.

Santa Barbara to San Diego is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Santa Barbara to San Diego start from $44.20, and on average cost $49.35. Daily there are 7 Amtrak schedules to San Diego. Amtrak in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St and one other station. And in San Diego trains arrive at 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other train station.

From Santa Barbara to San Diego train travel on Amtrak takes 7 hours and 43 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 47 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $48.87 for a one-way train ticket to San Diego.

Restroom
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Avg. Time
7h 43m
Avg. Price
$49.35

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train tickets from Santa Barbara to San Diego start from $44.20, and on average cost $44.98. Daily there are 11 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules to San Diego. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St, And in San Diego trains arrive at 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other train station.

From Santa Barbara to San Diego train travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner takes 6 hours and 14 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Diego faster, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 47 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 10 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $45.79 for a one-way train ticket to San Diego.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 14m
Avg. Price
$44.98

Plan your next adventure:

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to San Diego 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 San Diego. 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 1050 Kettner Blvd, 4005 Taylor St.
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St