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Santa Barbara-Las Vegas Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas?

Lowest Price$73.00
Fastest Train9h 33m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas?

Currently there is not a train that travels the entire distance without requiring you to switch onto a connecting vehicle. However, there are direct buses from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas.

What is the price of a train ticket from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas?

In the last month, $73.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Santa Barbara, CA to Las Vegas, NV. 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 Las Vegas?

The distance between Santa Barbara and Las Vegas is approximately 284 miles, or 457 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 33 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 Las Vegas are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Santa Barbara at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas?

Trains leave the station in Santa Barbara twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Las Vegas with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas for $47.00.

Which train should you take from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Santa Barbara, California to Las Vegas, Nevada. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak29h 42m$73.00

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

There is one train station in Santa Barbara:

  • 209 State St

Where is the train station in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas receives travelers from Santa Barbara at its two active train stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 200 S Main St
  • South Strip Transfer Terminal

Price trends for trains from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas

Monthly average prices

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