Duration 11h 27m
Distance 347.1 miles
Average price $90
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The train between Santa Barbara and Needles takes 11h 27m. There is at least one train per day from Santa Barbara to Needles. 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. Needles
10h 2m
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$74 - $105

Santa Barbara to Needles train times

Trains run once daily between Santa Barbara and Needles. The service departs Santa Barbara at 12:49 in the afternoon, which arrives into Needles at 00:16. All services require a transfer at Los Angeles Union Station and take an average of 11h 27m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Santa Barbara to Needles? 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 Needles. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station and arriving at Needles Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 2m.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Needles is 292 miles. The road distance is 347.1 miles.

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

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Santa Barbara to Needles train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Needles Amtrak station.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Needles. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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What companies run services between Santa Barbara and Needles?

You can take a train from Santa Barbara to Needles via Los Angeles Union Station in around 10h 2m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40

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