Duration 21h 55m
Distance 310.7 miles
Average price $98
Frequency 6/week

Trip overview

The train between Santa Barbara and Merced takes 21h 55m. The train runs, on average, 6 times per week from Santa Barbara to Merced. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
  2. Martinez Amtrak Station
  3. Merced
13h 16m
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$81 - $118

Santa Barbara to Merced train times

Trains run six times a week between Santa Barbara and Merced. The service departs Santa Barbara at 12:40 in the afternoon, which arrives into Merced at 10:35. All services require a transfer at Martinez Amtrak Station and take an average of 21h 55m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Santa Barbara to Merced? 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 Merced station. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station and arriving at Merced Amtrak Station via Martinez Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 16m.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Merced is 205 miles. The road distance is 310.7 miles.

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

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Santa Barbara to Merced train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Merced Amtrak Station.

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You can take a train from Santa Barbara to Merced via Martinez Amtrak Station in around 13h 16m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50

Contact Details

Train from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Merced Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Martinez Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
10h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Seat
$95 - $140
Train from Martinez Amtrak Station to Merced Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Richmond Amtrak to Merced Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70

About this operator

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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