Duration 6h 10m
Distance 219.9 miles
Average price $45
Frequency 5/day

Trip overview

The average train between Santa Barbara and San Diego takes 6h 10m and the fastest train takes 6h 1m. The train service runs several times per day from Santa Barbara to San Diego. 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. San Diego
6h 18m
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$35 - $55

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station station and arriving at San Diego Santa Fe Depot. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 18m.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and San Diego is 189 miles. The road distance is 219.9 miles.

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

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Santa Barbara to San Diego train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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What companies run services between Santa Barbara and San Diego?

Amtrak operates a train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 6h 18m.
Train operators
Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55

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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95

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