The Santa Barbara Train Station is located in central Santa Barbara, only a few blocks from the beaches and promenades to the south, and the historic and shopping areas across the 101 Freeway.
The Santa Barbara Train Station is served daily by Coast Starlight trains to and from Los Angeles, Oregon and Washington, Amtrak California's Pacific Surfliners to and from San Diego and Los Angeles, with some trains extending north to San Luis Obispo, and Amtrak Motor Coach service to the San Joaquin trains and to some Pacific Surfliners. The station is fully staffed, with ticketing, checked baggage and package express service available.
The Santa Barbara Train Station underwent a rehabilitation and reconstruction which was finished in 2000. The ticket office has been restored to its original grandeur, plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling systems have been updated, seating areas have been restored. In addition, the parking lots and the adjacent Railway Express Agency building were redone.
A train stop is also available in Goleta. This stop does not replace Santa Barbara, but does provide a more convenient stop for University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and north county residents.
Now getting around Santa Barbara by transit is easier than ever. Ask your train conductor for a "Transit Transfer Pass" and ride for free on Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit to your destination and back.
You can get to Mission Santa Barbara and the Botanical Gardens car free with Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit. From Amtrak take a State Street shuttle inland to the Downtown Transit Center, then transfer to bus route 22. Regularly it's free with Amtrak California and Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit's Transit Transfer.
Goleta Train StationThe Goleta Train Station is 5 miles north of downtown Santa Barbara and is located at the north end of Patera Lane. Five Pacific Surfliner trains stop there each day. The Goleta stop is near the Santa Barbara Airport, and close to both central Goleta and the University of California, Santa Barbara. There is no public transit to the Goleta Station. Goleta is unstaffed. Neither tickets, baggage, nor package express shipments are handled at this location.