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Cheap train tickets from San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Amtrak
02:55PM11h17
San Francisco, CA
02:12AMSanta Barbara, CA
$641One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, July 22
Amtrak
02:55PM11h17
San Francisco, CA
02:12AMSanta Barbara, CA
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Fastest Journey

11 h 17 m

Average

11 h 17 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

446 km

Of the 1 trains that leave San Francisco, CA for Santa Barbara, CA every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Amtrak
02:55PM11h17
San Francisco, CA
02:12AMSanta Barbara, CA
$641One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA

distanceDistance276 miles (445 km)
durationAverage train duration10 h 30 min
priceAverage train ticket price$86 (€74)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA cover the 276 miles (445 km) long trip taking on average 10 h 30 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $86 (€74), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $64 (€55).

Train providers: Amtrak from San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA trains

Travel to Santa Barbara, CA from San Francisco, CA from $54 (€47) with Omio’s train partners Amtrak! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

Amtrak is a passenger train service based in the United States. It operates more than 300 trains daily including trains between San Francisco, CA and Santa Barbara, CA, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Amtrak offers a variety of train types, including the Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service, and the Auto Train. The Acela Express is the fastest train, reaching speeds of up to 150 mph. The Northeast Regional is the most popular, offering frequent service between major cities in the Northeast. The Keystone Service is a regional service connecting Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Auto Train is a unique service that allows passengers to transport their cars along with them. Amtrak offers a variety of ticket types, including Saver, Value, Flexible, and Business Class. Saver tickets are the most affordable, while Business Class tickets offer the most amenities, such as complimentary meals and access to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge. Onboard facilities vary by train type, but all Amtrak trains offer comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Amtrak include the Northeast Corridor, which runs between Washington, D. C. And Boston, and the Pacific Surfliner, which runs between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California. Other popular routes include the Capitol Corridor, which runs between San Jose and Sacramento, California, and the Empire Builder, which runs between Chicago and Seattle.

Train information from San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 8 h 37 min
  • Cheapest Price: $54
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

FAQs: Trains from San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA

FAQs: Travel by train from San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA 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 San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA.
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Cheap train tickets from San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA can start from as little as $64 (€55) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA is $86 (€74); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA is 10 h 30 min   to travel the 276 mile (445 km) long route. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner to search for a specific date.
The first train from San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA leaves at 1: 55 PM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA leaves at 4: 40 PM.
For the best San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA to compare what amenities they may offer.
The cheapest month to travel from San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA by train is December.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel between San Francisco, CA and Santa Barbara, CA including taking a bus, train or flight.

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