Duration 3 days 5h
Distance 2860.8 miles
Average price $407
Frequency 4/week

Trip overview

The average train between Santa Barbara and Summit takes 3 days 5h and the fastest train takes 3 days 3h. The train runs, on average, 4 times per week from Santa Barbara to Summit. 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. Fullerton Amtrak Station
  3. Chicago Union Station
  4. Summit
2 days 21h
$331 - $473

Santa Barbara to Summit train times

Trains run four times a week between Santa Barbara and Summit. The service departs Santa Barbara at 12:49 in the afternoon, which arrives into Summit at 23:05. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3 days 5h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Santa Barbara to Summit? 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 Summit. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station and arriving at Summit via Fullerton Amtrak Station, Chicago Union Station and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 21h.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Summit is 2507 miles. The road distance is 2860.8 miles.

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

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Santa Barbara to Summit train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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Summit is 3h ahead of Santa Barbara. It is currently 3:16 PM in Santa Barbara and 6:16 PM in Summit.

There are 267+ hotels available in Summit. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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What companies run services between Santa Barbara and Summit?

You can take a train from Santa Barbara to Summit via Fullerton Amtrak Station, Chicago Union Station, and New York Penn Station in around 2 days 21h.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45

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