Escape to Santa Barbara on a vintage rail adventure.
Welcome to the Vino Train.
Join us for an adventure aboard vintage streamline railcars to beautiful Santa Barbara and experience the amazing California Coast with views only available from a train.
Click the Great Reasons to Go tabs below to see just how fun and exciting a trip on the Vino Train can be.
Privately owned rail cars make up our special Vino Train, which are attached to regular Amtrak trains. The Overland Trail and companion Pacific Trail are our primary cars and make most trips.
The Overland Trail was built in 1949 as a 1st class lounge for the Southern Pacific’s San Francisco Overland. The car features a stunning Streamline Moderne interior, a most gracious quarter-circle bar, a very comfortable ride, and expansive picture windows. You’ll arrive in Santa Barbara in style aboard this gem from the past!
The Pacific Trail is a 44 Seat long-distance coach built in 1950 by Pullman Standard for the Union Pacific Railroad and ran on premier streamline passenger trains of the 1950s.
Great Reasons to Go
Relax and leave the cares of the world behind
as you board the Vino Train in Los Angeles. The moment you step aboard you will become aware of the subdued elegance and refined Streamline Moderne appointments of an earlier, more gracious era.
On our way north to Santa Barbara you will enjoy a freshly prepared buffet breakfast with Belgium waffles, a delicious frittata, sliced sausages and more. Our waiters and porters, will attend to your every need. On our return trip to Los Angeles, a freshly prepared dinner will be served.
The Vino Train Onboard Experience
Santa Barbara Vino Train
View from the Vino Train
Don’t miss this great trip. Book now!
(877-452-7245) for reservations and information.
Online booking is not available at this time. Please call to make a reservation..
Includes first class train service by vintage private railway car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara and return, breakfast buffet aboard northbound train, and an evening meal on the return train.
Vino Train 2017 Schedule
$189.00 per person, unreserved seating in Overland Trail and/or companion car. The Vino Train theme includes a walking tour of the “Urban Wine Trail” which is free to participate in, but wine tasting fees are not included and are settled on an individual basis. Fares include vintage private railway car train service from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara and return, breakfast buffet aboard northbound train, and an evening meal on the southbound train. Each sailing has limited seating, book early to avoid disappointment… especially with small groups.
Not included but encouraged: Wine purchases! Lets support the local Santa Barbara tasting rooms!
If paying by check, please make out to: LARail.com, Inc. and mail to: 27525 Puerta Real Ste 100-315 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Our cancellation policy:
A full refund is given if canceled for any reason 96 hours prior to your ride. If you have to cancel within 96 hours before departure, you may transfer your ticket to someone else without penalty or re-book to another trip with a $25.00 per ticket reschedule fee. Cancellations outside this policy and no-shows are not refunded. Train runs rain or shine.
Important train Itinerary and Info
Board the vintage private railcars for a 7:50 am departure from Union Station Los Angeles, 800 N. Alameda Street. Plenty of parking, $14 for all day. When in the station, ask for Amtrak Train # 1761, our special cars will be attached to it.
In Santa Barbara:
Upon arrival Santa Barbara at 10:19, our volunteer wine guide, Tom Anderson, will lead you on a walking tour to several tasting rooms. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. You are, of course, free to join or decline the tour, or leave the tour at any time. If you want to explore Santa Barbara completely on your own, you have approximately 6 hours to do so! After your visit, please return to the Santa Barbara train station and await our special carriage, which departs at 4:35 pm.
At 4:35 pm, we depart Santa Barbara for our evening run back to LA. We’ll enjoy the sunset, a light buffet dinner and dessert in our “exclusive club on rails” as we make our way back home—scheduled arrival time at Union Station is 7:15pm. (other stops available—call for more information)