Capitol Corridor Bus & Train

Heading north for the holidays or other times of year and want a relaxing and inexpensive way to get home? The Capitol Corridor Amtrak train has a dedicated bus connecting UCSB to the San Jose-Diridon Amtrak Station, where you’ll transfer to a train serving 18 stations in Northern California, including Oakland, Berkeley, and Sacramento. The Capitol Corridor also connects to BART in the San Francisco Bay Area at the Oakland Coliseum and Richmond stations, as well as to a number of other transit agencies along its route.

Amtrak bus service links UCSB to Amtrak's San Joaquin trains in Bakersfield that link to cities such as Fresno, Merced, Stockton, Sacramento, Martinez and Oakland. Here is a Google Maps Link to the Amtrak bus stop at UC Santa Barbara.

There is also an Amtrak bus that links UCSB to the Pacific Surfliner at Union Station in Los Angeles. See UCSB on the schedule

Onboard the train you’ll have access to free Wi-Fi, 120V wall power (to keep your device(s) charged), a Café Car, luggage and bicycle racks (with advanced reservation), and restrooms.

Following is the schedule of Capitol Corridor trips from/to the UCSB campus. For more details on the Capitol Corridor’s schedule, stops, and connections, Note UCSB on the schedule for the campus Amtrak throughway bus stop


On the Amtrak Website the UCSB campus Amtrak Throughway bus stop has the station letter designation "SBU" , the Goleta Train Station "GTA" and Santa Barbara Train Station "SBA"

Explore and book tickets here between UCSB and the destinations shown on the maps below

More options are available when departing from the Goleta Train Station "GTA" and Santa Barbara Train Station "SBA" 

Please Note: Passengers may only book Amtrak Thruway bus trips with a corresponding train segment.


Capitol Corridor Route Map


Amtrak California San Joaquin Zone Map

Amtrak Commuter Bus