Duration 2 days 23h
Distance 2743.2 miles
Average price $375
Frequency 5/week

Trip overview

The average train between Santa Barbara and Washington takes 2 days 23h and the fastest train takes 2 days 21h. The train runs, on average, 5 times per week from Santa Barbara to Washington. 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. Los Angeles Union Station
  3. Chicago Union Station
  4. Washington
2 days 17h
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$309 - $450

Santa Barbara to Washington train times

Trains run five times a week between Santa Barbara and Washington. The service departs Santa Barbara at 12:49 in the afternoon, which arrives into Washington at 13:05. All services require a transfer, and take on average 2 days 23h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Santa Barbara to Washington? 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 Washington station. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station and arriving at Washington Union Station via Los Angeles Union Station and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 17h.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Washington is 2377 miles. The road distance is 2743.2 miles.

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

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

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Washington is 3h ahead of Santa Barbara. It is currently 2:45 PM in Santa Barbara and 5:45 PM in Washington.

There are 935+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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What companies run services between Santa Barbara and Washington?

You can take a train from Santa Barbara to Washington via Los Angeles Union Station and Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 17h.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65

Contact Details

Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100

About this operator

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35

Contact Details

Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
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 Los Angeles Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$460 - $650
Train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250

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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