There are 8 ways to get from Davis to Santa Barbara by train, subway, plane, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, BART to San Francisco, fly to Santa Barbara  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Davis Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
  2. Take the BART from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport
  3. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SFO - SBA

$206 - $448

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 1439
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6742 / ...

$61 - $145

6 alternative options

Fly Sacramento to Burbank, train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Burbank (BUR) SMF - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$140 - $377

Fly Sacramento to Los Angeles, bus  •  6 h 33 min

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

$112 - $287

Train to Oakland, fly to Burbank, train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Davis Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR
  3. Take the train from Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$157 - $519

Train  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Davis Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Coast Starlight

$65 - $190

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Davis Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Capitol Corridor / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Oakland, CA - Jack London to Santa Barbara, CA 4796 / ...

Drive  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Davis to Santa Barbara 393.7 miles

$35 - $60

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

Amtrak operates a train from Davis to Santa Barbara once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $190 and the journey takes 11 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Davis to Santa Barbara via J St. at 8th St., I St & 8Th St, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, Ca, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 11 h 58 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Sacramento to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Davis Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 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 Davis Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27
Train from Davis Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
Train from Davis Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
bart.gov
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Davis and Santa Barbara is 494 km. The road distance is 630 km.

The cheapest way to get from Davis to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Davis to Santa Barbara is to train and BART and fly which takes 5 h 43 min and costs $200 - $450.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Davis Amtrak and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 5 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Davis to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from UC Davis Memorial Union and arriving at Santa Barbara, Ca via I St & 8Th St, Sacramento, Ca and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 58 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to get from Davis to Santa Barbara, including transfers.