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Overview: Train from Portland, OR to Santa Barbara

distanceDistance781 miles (1260 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Portland, OR to Santa Barbara cover the 781 miles (1260 km) long trip with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available.

Train providers: Amtrak from Portland, OR to Santa Barbara trains

Travel on Amtrak trains to Santa Barbara from Portland, OR at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.


Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey from Portland, OR to Santa Barbara, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

    Amtrak has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Portland, OR to Santa Barbara:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
    • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

    Travel Tips: Trains from Portland, OR to Santa Barbara

    Travel by train to Santa Barbara easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Portland, OR to Santa Barbara.

    How far is Portland, OR to Santa Barbara by train?

    You should expect to travel around 781 miles (1260 km)  between Portland, OR and Santa Barbara by train.

    Which train companies can take me between Portland, OR and Santa Barbara?

    For the trip from Portland, OR to Santa Barbara you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Portland, OR to Santa Barbara on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.