Duration 8h 59m
Distance 204.7 miles
Average price $75
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The train between Santa Barbara and Barstow takes 8h 59m. There is at least one train per day from Santa Barbara to Barstow. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
  2. Los Angeles Union Station
  3. Barstow
7h 34m
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$59 - $90

Santa Barbara to Barstow train times

Trains run once daily between Santa Barbara and Barstow. The service departs Santa Barbara at 12:49 in the afternoon, which arrives into Barstow at 21:48. All services require a transfer at Los Angeles Union Station and take an average of 8h 59m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Santa Barbara to Barstow? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

No, there is no direct train from Santa Barbara station to Barstow. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station and arriving at Barstow Harvey House Railroad Depot via Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 34m.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Barstow is 156 miles. The road distance is 204.7 miles.

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Santa Barbara to Barstow train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station.

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Santa Barbara to Barstow train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Barstow Harvey House Railroad Depot station.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Barstow. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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What companies run services between Santa Barbara and Barstow?

You can take a train from Santa Barbara to Barstow via Los Angeles Union Station in around 7h 34m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40

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