There are 9 ways to get from Davis to Santa Barbara by train, subway, plane, bus, night bus or car

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Train, BART to San Francisco, fly to Santa Barbara  •  5 h 49 min

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

$206 - $448

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Train  •  11 h 5 min

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

$65 - $190

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Fly Sacramento to Burbank, train  •  6 h 6 min

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

$140 - $377

Fly Sacramento to Los Angeles, bus  •  6 h 15 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 15 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 Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$157 - $519

Train to San Jose, fly to Burbank, train  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Davis Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR
  3. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$117 - $437

Train to Concord, fly to Burbank, train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Davis Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak
  2. Fly from Concord (CCR) to Burbank (BUR) CCR - BUR
  3. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$84 - $352

Train, night bus  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Davis Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Capitol Corridor / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Davis to Santa Barbara 393.7 miles

$35 - $60

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

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The quickest way to get from Davis to Santa Barbara is to train and BART and fly which costs $200 - $450 and takes 5 h 49 min.

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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.

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The distance between Davis and Santa Barbara is 308 miles. The road distance is 393.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Davis to Santa Barbara without a car is to train which takes 11 h 5 min and costs $65 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Davis to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Davis to Santa Barbara train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Davis Amtrak station.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Davis to Santa Barbara train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Barbara Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Davis to Santa Barbara is 394 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 40 min to drive from Davis to Santa Barbara.

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  • Distance: 308.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

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.

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 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $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 San Francisco to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Concord to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
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 Davis Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station
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 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 Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Davis Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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 BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station
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
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Santa Barbara Airport.

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The best way to get from Davis to Sacramento Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs $2.

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