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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

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

$37 - $86

4 alternative options

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside station to L. A. Union Station station Orange County Line
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Los Angeles, CA to Santa Barbara, CA 4591

Drive  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Escondido to Santa Barbara 202.6 miles

$19 - $29

Bus to San Diego, fly, bus  •  6 h 41 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

$145 - $404

Tram, train, fly to Santa Barbara  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the tram from Escondido Transit Center to Oceanside Transit Center
  2. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  3. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAX - SBA

$119 - $285

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 Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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
Train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Tram from Escondido Transit Center to Oceanside Transit Center
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from Escondido Transit Center to Broadway & Union St
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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
$4 - $7
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Escondido to Santa Barbara?

The distance between Escondido and Santa Barbara is 281 km. The road distance is 324 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Escondido to Santa Barbara?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Escondido to Santa Barbara?

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

Is there a direct bus between Escondido and Santa Barbara?

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.

How long does it take to get from Escondido to Santa Barbara?

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