There are 7 ways to get from Foster City to Santa Barbara by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly San Francisco to Santa Barbara  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SFO - SBA

$175 - $387

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Bus  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6725 / ...

$37 - $92

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Fly San Francisco to Burbank, train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$97 - $520

Fly Oakland to Burbank, train  •  6 h 19 min

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

$134 - $498

Caltrain, bus  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Caltrain, train  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Local / ...
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Coast Starlight

$63 - $161

Drive  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Foster City to Santa Barbara 320.3 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Foster City to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from E Hillsdale Blvd:Shell Blvd and arriving at Santa Barbara, Ca via Hayward, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 29 min.

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The distance between Foster City and Santa Barbara is 262 miles. The road distance is 320.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Foster City to Santa Barbara without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Foster City to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Foster City to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Hayward, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Foster City to Santa Barbara is to fly which takes 4 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 29 min, you could also Caltrain and train, which costs and takes 10 h 17 min.

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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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Foster City to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Santa Barbara, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Foster City to Santa Barbara is 320 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to drive from Foster City to Santa Barbara.

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

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Map of how to get from Foster City to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 261.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

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

United Airlines flies from Foster City to Santa Barbara every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Foster City to Santa Barbara hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 8 h 15 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
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 San Francisco to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
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 Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 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 San Jose Diridon Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Hayward, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
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
Bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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