There are 6 ways to get from Escondido to Santa Barbara by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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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Train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$42 - $102

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Escondido Transit Center to Broadway & Union St 235 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca

$35 - $82

4 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the night bus from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Escondido to Santa Barbara 202.6 miles

$19 - $29

Bus, fly to Santa Barbara  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Escondido Transit Center to India St & C St
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SAN - SBA

$135 - $708

Bus, fly to Los Angeles  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Escondido Transit Center to India St & C St
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA

$144 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from Escondido to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Escondido to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3 h 26 min.

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The distance between Escondido and Santa Barbara is 176 miles. The road distance is 202.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to get from Escondido to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Escondido to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Escondido Transit Center and arriving at Santa Barbara, Ca via San Diego, Ca and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 14 min.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Santa Barbara Airport.

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Map of how to get from Escondido to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 175.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 34 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Escondido to Santa Barbara 4 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 4 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Escondido to Santa Barbara via Broadway & Union St, San Diego, Ca, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 7 h 14 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Room
$190 - $270
Bus operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from Escondido Transit Center to Broadway & Union St
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus from Escondido Transit Center to India St & C St
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
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
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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

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