Cheap Santa Barbara to San Jose  train tickets

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How much are Santa Barbara to San Jose train tickets?

Lowest Price$44.00
Fastest7h 31m
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How to find cheap train tickets from Santa Barbara to San Jose ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Santa Barbara to San Jose 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 Jose was $56.71. 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 $7.00 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 Jose ? How far is Santa Barbara to San Jose ?

The distance between Santa Barbara to San Jose is 235.99 miles or 379.69 km. A train trip from Santa Barbara to San Jose typically takes 10 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Jose 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 San Jose.

Going from Santa Barbara to San Jose 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 Sunday trains from Santa Barbara to San Jose 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 Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Santa Barbara to San Jose

Typically there are 5 schedules to compare for your trip to San Jose. On the route to San Jose 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Santa Barbara to San Jose, usually offering 4 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves San Jose 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 San Jose, which start at $21.00.

Santa Barbara to San Jose is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Santa Barbara to San Jose start from $51.00, and on average cost $60.18. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to San Jose. Amtrak in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St and one other station. And in San Jose trains arrive at Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St,

From Santa Barbara to San Jose train travel on Amtrak takes 10 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Jose 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 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $60.17 for a one-way train ticket to San Jose.

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Avg. Time
10h 41m
Avg. Price
$60.18

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Santa Barbara to San Jose start from $44.00, and on average cost $55.42. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to San Jose. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St, And in San Jose trains arrive at Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St,

From Santa Barbara to San Jose train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 7 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Jose 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 San Jose on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Coast Starlight scheduled trip per day, which will cost $54.97 for a one-way weekend reservation from Santa Barbara.

Restroom
Snacks
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Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 32m
Avg. Price
$55.42

Plan your next adventure:

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to San Jose 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 is one train station where trains arrive in San Jose from Santa Barbara., The busiest departure station in Santa Barbara serving this route is Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St.
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St