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Train Information between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles

distanceDistance86 miles (139 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 58 min
priceAverage train ticket price$24 (€19)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles cover the 86 miles (139 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 58 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $22 (€18)], but the average price of train tickets is $24 (€19).

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Amtrak trains from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles

Buy your official Amtrak train tickets from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles from $22 (€18) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train provider in the United States. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and First Class for you to book for your next journey by train between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles, check Omio for Amtrak trains offering this journey. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 86 miles (139 km) trip between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, Omio makes it easier than ever to find Amtrak trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current Amtrak train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles as well as relevant ticket information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and book your Amtrak train on Omio. If you search for trains from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Amtrak tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. With prices for Amtrak trains from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles starting at $22 (€18), buy your official Amtrak tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

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

  • 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).

Trains from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles

The train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles covers a distance of around 95 miles (152 kilometers), and the trip takes about 3 hours. Trains from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles run every day of the year, including holidays, with the earliest departures starting around 7:00 a.m and the latest around 7:00 p.m. No stops or changes are required on the train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles, so travelers can enjoy the scenic route and get to their destination quickly. The train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles departs at the Amtrak station and arrives at the Los Angeles Union Station. Both of the stations are within walking distance of the city centers.

Which train companies travel from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?

A reliable and affordable train company to travel with on a train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles is Amtrak. The company runs the route from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles approximately every 2 hours. Travelers traveling with children can enjoy the kids' discount. Veterans also get a discount with Amtrak trains. All trains from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles come with WiFi, coffee, checked baggage, and this route also has the option for customers to board with their bicycles. Amtrak has a train tracker app so all travelers can track their course as well as departure and arrival trains. All the journeys with Amtrak from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles take between 2.5 to 3 hours.

How long is the train ride from Santa Barbara and Los Angeles?

The train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes about 3 hours. There are no changes required, and the train goes directly from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles. When traveling on a train, traffic is not an issue (which is why so many people choose this option), but construction, weather, or other unforeseen consequences can delay the trip time. However, on the train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles, delays are extremely rare, and travelers can expect to arrive in Los Angeles at the scheduled time. The train takes a scenic route so the three-hour trip goes by fast, as travelers can sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful state of California passing them by. And if not, the onboard WiFi certainly helps.

How many trains are there from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?

There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to departure times for the train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles. Trains go every day of the year with all major holidays included for those deciding on a last-minute Christmas or 4th of July trips. The earliest train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles departs around 7:00 a.m and arrives around 10:00 a.m, early enough to enjoy the rest of the day. The latest train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles departs around 7:00 p.m and arrives around 10:00 p.m, this option is great for those looking to spend a full day in Santa Barbara and still come back to Los Angeles at a decent time.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?

Departure station: Santa Barbara Amtrak train station is located near the city center at the corner of West Montecito and State street. The train station is within walking distance of the city center and just about a three-minute drive. There are no options for public transit to and from the city center, however, the walk is so short it is not necessary. The Amtrak station is surrounded by plenty of shops, restaurants, bars, and even a beach is just a few minutes down the street. The waiting room is open from about 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m but there are no trains going before 6:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m so passengers don't need to use the station then. There is baggage storage available on-site for those that wish to explore the nearby area without the hassle that luggage can bring.

Arrival station: Los Angeles Union Station is just a short walk from Los Angeles city center but for passengers who wish to take public transportation, there are buses available from Cezar Chavez Avenue and Alameda street, as well as from Spring and Arcadia. The bus from Union Station to downtown LA takes about five minutes. The station is the largest railroad passenger station in the western United States. It has many bars, restaurants, shops, and even a gallery with live events on certain days. The station is a historical spot surrounded by art, so passengers could even enjoy one of the on-site guided tours whilst waiting for their trains.

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Trains from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
Travel by train to Los Angeles 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 Santa Barbara to Los Angeles.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles for the next 7 days starting from $22 (€18)  one way.
How much is a train ticket between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Santa Barbara to Los Angeles train to cost on average $24 (€19)  one way.
How far is Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by train?
The distance to Los Angeles from Santa Barbara by train is approximately 86 miles (139 km).
How long is the train between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles?
The Santa Barbara to Los Angeles train duration is on average 2 h 58 min, which is to be expected when traveling 86 miles (139 km) to Los Angeles from Santa Barbara. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Which train companies should I travel with from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?
Take the Santa Barbara to Los Angeles train with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
What time is the earliest train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles? What time is the last train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?
The first Santa Barbara to Los Angeles train departs at 1: 49 PM   and the last train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles leaves at 1: 49 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
When should I book the Santa Barbara to Los Angeles train for the best deals on tickets?
If you purchase the Santa Barbara to Los Angeles train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $24 (€19). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.