Santa Barbara to San Diego train

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Overview: Train from Santa Barbara to San Diego

distanceDistance187 miles (302 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 56 min
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Santa Barbara to San Diego cover the 187 miles (302 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 56 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available.

Train companies: Amtrak from Santa Barbara to San Diego trains

Travel on Amtrak trains from Santa Barbara to San Diego 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 Santa Barbara to San Diego, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Santa Barbara to San Diego

    Travel Tips: Travel by train to San Diego 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 San Diego.
    You should expect to travel around 187 miles (302 km)  to San Diego from Santa Barbara by train.
    On average the Santa Barbara to San Diego train travel time is 5 h 56 min  for the 187 miles (302 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    For the best Santa Barbara to San Diego train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Santa Barbara and San Diego to compare what amenities they may offer.
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