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Dearborn-Santa Barbara Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Dearborn to Santa Barbara. Traveling by train from Dearborn to Santa Barbara usually takes around 68 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 55 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance2036 mi (3276 km)
Fastest train55h 50m
Lowest price$248.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Dearborn to Santa Barbara?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Dearborn, Michigan to Santa Barbara, California. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak42d 20h 19m$281.19
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 4 Amtrak trains from Dearborn to Santa Barbara every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $248.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Dearborn to Santa Barbara during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Dearborn to Santa Barbara?

The distance between Dearborn and Santa Barbara is approximately 2036 miles, or 3276 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 68 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 55 hours and 50 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 Dearborn to Santa Barbara 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 Friday 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 Dearborn at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00am. 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 Dearborn to Santa Barbara?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Santa Barbara to Dearborn.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Dearborn?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Dearborn.

Train stations in Dearborn:

  • Dingell Transit Ctr - 21201 Michigan Ave

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

Arrival stations

Santa Barbara has one train station.

Train stations in Santa Barbara:

  • 209 State St

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