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There are 6 ways to get from Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Claremont station to L. A. Union Station station San Bernardino Line
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner / ...

$38 - $75

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Bus, train  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Montclair Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St Silver Streak / ...
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner / ...

$31 - $70

4 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Montclair Transit Center to Patsaouras Transit Plaza 699
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Los Angeles, CA to Santa Barbara, CA 4591

Line 492 bus, bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 492 bus from 1st St and Mills Ave W to El Monte Station W 492
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara 126.3 miles

$12 - $18

Train, fly  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Claremont station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAX - SBA

$89 - $222

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The cheapest way to get from Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Montclair Transit Center and arriving at Santa Barbara, CA via Los Angeles, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Claremont McKenna College station to Santa Barbara station. However, there are services departing from Claremont station and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak Station via Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 59 min.

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The distance between Claremont McKenna College and Santa Barbara is 117 miles. The road distance is 126.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara without a car is to train which takes 4 h 59 min and costs $35 - $75.

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It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Foothill Transit, depart from Montclair Transit Center station.

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Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at Claremont station.

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The best way to get from Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara is to train which takes 4 h 59 min and costs $35 - $75. Alternatively, you can bus and Amtrak Thruway, which costs and takes 5 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 116.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 59 min

What companies run services between Claremont McKenna College, CA, USA and Santa Barbara, CA, USA?

You can take a train from Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara via Claremont station, L. A. Union Station station, and Los Angeles Union Station in around 4 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara via Montclair Transit Center and Los Angeles, CA in around 5 h 14 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Claremont station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
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
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Montclair Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Montclair Transit Center to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Bus from 1st St and Mills Ave W to El Monte Station W
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Barbara, CA station.

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Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Barbara Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara is 126 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to drive from Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara.

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United Airlines offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport.

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