Make the most of your Santa Barbara adventure aboard Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® where your getaway starts as soon as you step onto the train. Much more than just getting from point A to point B, traveling to Santa Barbara on the Pacific Surfliner allows you to relax and savor the travel experience. Visit the Sea View Café featuring fresh salads and sandwiches, snacks, local craft beer, cocktails, and wine or simply settle into your roomy seat to unwind and enjoy the spectacular views along the Pacific Coast.
Santa Barbara Amtrak Routes
Santa Barbara is served by two Amtrak train routes, the Pacific Surfliner and Coast Starlight.
The Pacific Surfliner hugs the southern California coast from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, with multiple stops in San Diego, Orange, LA and Ventura Counties. Santa Barbara county destinations include Lompoc-Surf, Guadalupe, Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria. Connecting Thruway bus service is offered from the train station to the UCSB Campus, Solvang-Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria. Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi and bicycle storage (reservations required). Business Class on the Pacific Surfliner also includes reserved seating and complimentary refreshments.
The Coast Starlight connects Seattle and Los Angeles, winding through Portland, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Paso Robles, SLO and Santa Barbara. The train features sleeping accommodations, coach and business class as well as a Dinning Car and Sightseer Lounge/Cafe.
Santa Barbara Train Station
The Santa Barbara Amtrak station is located in downtown Santa Barbara just two blocks from the beach and Stearns Warf. Visit the popular Funk Zone and Urban Wine Trail beginning right across the street from the station. Hotels, shops and restaurants in the heart of downtown are located within a few blocks walk from the station.
To make it even easier to get around Santa Barbara, the Pacific Surfliner offers complimentary transfers to your final destination via SBMTD buses and electric shuttles. This connect to local transit program allows passengers the convenience of connecting to public transit for free by showing their Pacific Surfliner train ticket.
The train station is fully staffed and features checked baggage service, enclosed waiting area, restrooms, payphone, free short-term parking and wheelchair accessibility.
Santa Barbara Amtrak Schedules and Tickets
The Pacific Surfliner runs five times daily in each direction and the Coast Starlight stops daily in each direction. To view train schedules, purchase tickets or to find additional travel information please visit PacificSurfliner.com or Amtrak.com.
The Pacific Surfliner participates in the California Everyday Discounts program offering year-round savings on select routes serving Southern California, the Central Valley, and Northern California. Passengers with disabilities, seniors age 62+ and students ages 13-25 can receive a 15% discount. Kids ages 2-12 travel for 50% off the adult fare and infants under the age of two travel free (one discounted child or infant fare per full fare adult), additional restrictions may apply. Visit PacificSurfliner.com/discounts for details.
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