There are 7 ways to get from Arlington to Santa Barbara by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Santa Barbara  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Santa Barbara (SBA) DFW - SBA

$204 - $741

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Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Los Angeles, bus  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Los Angeles (LAX) DFW - LAX
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA

$138 - $454

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Fly Dallas to Los Angeles, bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to Los Angeles (LAX) DAL - LAX
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA

$166 - $479

Fly Dallas to Burbank, train  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to Burbank (BUR) DAL - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$204 - $669

Bus  •  34 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Ft Worth, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca 1409 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6742 / ...

$164 - $391

Train  •  46 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Texas Eagle
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...

$260 - $739

Drive  •  24 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Arlington to Santa Barbara 1522.5 miles

$140 - $220

Questions & Answers

The distance between Arlington and Santa Barbara is 1310 miles. The road distance is 1522.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Arlington to Santa Barbara without a car is to bus which takes 34 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Arlington to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Arlington to Santa Barbara is to fly which takes 4 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 34 h 13 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 46 h 28 min.

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The quickest flight from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 30 min.

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Santa Barbara is 2 h behind Arlington. It is currently 5:18 PM in Arlington and 3:18 PM in Santa Barbara.

Yes, the driving distance between Arlington to Santa Barbara is 1522 miles. It takes approximately 24 h 33 min to drive from Arlington to Santa Barbara.

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Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport to Santa Barbara Airport.

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There are 146+ hotels available in Santa Barbara. Prices start at $136 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Arlington to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport is to taxi which takes 17 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Arlington to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 1310.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

What companies run services between Arlington, TX, USA and Santa Barbara, CA, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Frontier Airlines fly from Arlington to Santa Barbara hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Arlington to Santa Barbara via Halbert & Kerr, ITC - Bay#H, Ft Worth, Tx, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 34 h 13 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Los Angeles via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Los Angeles via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Burbank
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Dallas to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Dallas to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Santa Barbara via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Los Angeles via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Santa Barbara via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Santa Barbara via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $470
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Dallas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Santa Barbara via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
41 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$450 - $650
Room
$800 - $1,200
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com
Greyhound USA

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Ft Worth, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
30 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$130 - $330
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $330
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40

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