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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Ventura to Santa Barbara?

Lowest Price$13.95
Fastest Train0h 41m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Ventura to Santa Barbara 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 Ventura to Santa Barbara?

Yes, there are some trains that travel the entire distance from Ventura to Santa Barbara. However, in some cases you will have to take a bus for part of your journey in addition to taking the train.

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

In the last month, $13.95 was the average price of a train ticket from Ventura, CA to Santa Barbara, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. 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 Ventura to Santa Barbara?

The distance between Ventura and Santa Barbara is approximately 29 miles, or 46 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 41 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Santa Barbara.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Ventura to Santa Barbara are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Wednesday 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 Ventura at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Ventura to Santa Barbara?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Ventura to Santa Barbara.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Santa Barbara to Ventura. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Ventura to Santa Barbara for $13.95.

Which train should you take from Ventura to Santa Barbara?

2 train services operate from Ventura, California to Santa Barbara, California. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10h 48m$13.99
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner30h 45m$13.99

Where is the train station in Ventura?

There is one train station in Ventura:

  • 39 East Harbor Blvd

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara has one train station:

  • 209 State St

Price trends for trains from Ventura to Santa Barbara

Average prices by travel date

$15$10$5OctNov

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Ventura, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
4.5
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Wade
4.0
August 15, 2019Vacation
Pros
It was my first time on a train and I want to go again! And back to the MOXI too!
Cons
at the station in Santa Barbara you need more seating, my grandparents had no place to sit and wait for the train!

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