The distance between Santa Barbara and Santa Maria is approximately 55.78 miles, or 89.75 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 10 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 55 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.
Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Santa Maria. One train carrier operates regular service on the Santa Barbara to Santa Maria route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Santa Barbara to Santa Maria, usually offering 2 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.
Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Santa Barbara, CA to Santa Maria, CA, which start at $16.00.
Amtrak train tickets from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria start from $48.50, and on average cost $53.05. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Santa Maria. Amtrak in Santa Barbara leaves from 209 State St and one other station. And in Santa Maria trains arrive at IHOP - 205 S Nicholson Ave,
From Santa Barbara to Santa Maria train travel on Amtrak takes 10 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Maria faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 55 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $50.97 for a one-way train ticket to Santa Maria.