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How much are train tickets from Seattle to Santa Barbara?

Lowest Price$98.00
Fastest Train32h 10m
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Seattle 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Seattle to Santa Barbara?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $98.00 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Seattle to Santa Barbara. By booking your trip 10 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $82.00 compared to a same-day fare.

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

The distance between Seattle and Santa Barbara is approximately 921 miles, or 1482 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 32 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 32 hours and 10 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 Seattle to Santa Barbara are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Seattle at 9:00am and arrives in Santa Barbara around 32 hours later.

How many trains per day run from Seattle to Santa Barbara?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Santa Barbara with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Santa Barbara to Seattle. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Seattle to Santa Barbara for $141.00.

What train services are there from Seattle to Santa Barbara?

Amtrak Coast Starlight is the one and only train line which connects Seattle to Santa Barbara. 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.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Coast Starlight11d 8h 10m$112.94

Where is the train station in Seattle?

There is one train station in Seattle:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

Where is the train station in Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara has one train station:

  • 209 State St

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