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

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Bus  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Montclair to Downtown LA FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Downtown LA to Santa Barbara Station FlixBus

$11 - $16

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Train  •  4h 53m

  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 / ...

$35 - $50

Bus, train  •  5h 12m

  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 / ...

$30 - $46

Line 188 bus, tram, bus  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the line 188 bus from 1st St and Mills Ave W to Azusa Intermodal Transit Center 188
  2. Take the tram from Azusa Downtown Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
  3. Take the bus from Union Station FlyAway - 800 N Alameda St at Union Station / Patsaurus Plaza to LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA

$80 - $86

Drive  •  2h 11m

  1. Drive from Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara 126.4 miles

$12 - $18

Train, fly  •  5h 7m

  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

$203 - $689

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The cheapest way to get from Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara is to bus which costs $11 - $16 and takes 4h 36m.

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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 2h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara station. However, there are services departing from Montclair and arriving at Santa Barbara Station via Downtown LA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 36m.

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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 4h 53m.

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The distance between Claremont McKenna College and Santa Barbara is 117 miles. The road distance is 126.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara without a car is to bus which takes 4h 36m and costs $11 - $16.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m 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 Flixbus USA, depart from Montclair station.

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Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, depart from Claremont station.

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The best way to get from Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara is to bus which takes 4h 36m and costs $11 - $16. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $50 and takes 4h 53m.

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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: 4h 36m

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

You can take a bus from Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara via Montclair and Downtown LA in around 4h 36m. Alternatively, 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 4h 53m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $380
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Claremont station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Metrolink Trains
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Azusa Downtown Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Montclair to Downtown LA
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Downtown LA to Santa Barbara Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Montclair Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Bus from 1st St and Mills Ave W to Azusa Intermodal Transit Center
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
LAX FlyAway
Phone
(714) 507-1170 / (310) 834-1002
Website
flylax.com
Bus from Union Station FlyAway - 800 N Alameda St at Union Station / Patsaurus Plaza to LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
LAX FlyAway
Central Coast Shuttle
Website
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Claremont McKenna College to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Santa Barbara 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 2h 11m 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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There are 137+ hotels available in Santa Barbara. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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