Compare train tickets from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Can you take a train all the way from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria?
What is the price of a train ticket from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria?
In the last month, $63.75 was the average price of a train ticket from Santa Barbara, CA to Santa Maria, CA. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.
How long is the train journey from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria?
The distance between Santa Barbara and Santa Maria is approximately 56 miles, or 90 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 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 Santa Maria are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
Most days, there is only one train which leaves Santa Barbara at 7:00am and arrives in Santa Maria around 9 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. 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 transfer 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 Santa Maria to Santa Barbara. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria for $25.00.
Which train should you take from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Santa Barbara, California to Santa Maria, California. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
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Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?
There are two stations in Santa Barbara where you can board the train to Santa Maria:
- University Plaza
- 209 State St
Where is the train station in Santa Maria?
Santa Maria has one train station:
- IHOP - 205 S Nicholson Ave
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