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Duration 2h 32m
Distance 95.7 miles
Average price $45
Frequency 5/day

Trip overview

The average bus between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara takes 2h 32m and the fastest bus takes 2h 15m. The bus service runs several times per day from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Bus

  1. Downtown LA
  2. Santa Barbara
2h 45m
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$7 - $25

Frequently asked questions

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Downtown LA and arriving at Santa Barbara Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara is 87 miles. The road distance is 95.7 miles.

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Los Angeles to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Downtown LA station.

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Los Angeles to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Santa Barbara Station.

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Book your Los Angeles to Santa Barbara bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 176+ hotels available in Santa Barbara. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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What companies run services between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara?

Flixbus USA operates a bus from Downtown LA to Santa Barbara Station 5 times a day. Tickets cost $7 - $10 and the journey takes 2h 45m. Two other operators also service this route.
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Downtown LA to Santa Barbara Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Greyhound USA
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA - Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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