Train Service from Ventura County to Santa Barbara County

Effective March 2020 during COVID-19, operation of the Commuter Amtrak Train and the Amtrak Shuttle Vanpool between the Goleta Train Station and UCSB were halted. The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments is currently studying the feasibility of resuming commuter rail service in 2024. 



For more information about Amtrak Train Service including trips to the Goleta and downtown Santa Barbara Train Stations, please visit Amtrak's website


In the evening to catch the 6:59pm train from the Santa Barbara train station

Take Line 15x from the UCSB North Hall Bus Loop at 5:54pm (Monday - Friday), arrives SBCC time point at 6:33pm the next stop is down the hill at Castillo and Montecito and from there it is a short walk to the Santa Barbara train station.

The SBMTD shuttle between the Goleta Train Station and UCSB along with all other SBMTD buses and the VCTC Coastal Express bus are all complimentary when you show your valid Surfliner train ticket/pass.

Amtrak Train Conductor