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There are 4 ways to get from Fullerton to Santa Maria by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca 6742 / ...

$47 - $109

3 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Springhill Suites to Los Angeles Airport Hotels
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Maria Airport, CA

$99 - $114

Drive  •  3h 26m

  1. Drive from Fullerton to Santa Maria 197.2 miles

$19 - $28

Train, fly  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) LAX - SBP

$143 - $440

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The cheapest way to get from Fullerton to Santa Maria is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Fullerton to Santa Maria is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fullerton to Santa Maria. However, there are services departing from Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 1 and arriving at Cook at Pine via Springhill Suites, Los Angeles Airport, CA and Santa Maria Public Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 32m.

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The distance between Fullerton and Santa Maria is 162 miles. The road distance is 197.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Fullerton to Santa Maria without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 45m and costs $45 - $110.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Fullerton to Santa Maria, including transfers.

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Fullerton to Santa Maria bus services, operated by Disneyland Resort Express, depart from Springhill Suites station.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 4m.

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Fullerton to Santa Maria bus services, operated by Central Coast Shuttle, arrive at Santa Maria Airport, CA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fullerton to Santa Maria is 197 miles. It takes approximately 3h 26m to drive from Fullerton to Santa Maria.

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  • Distance: 162.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 45m

What companies run services between Fullerton, CA, USA and Santa Maria, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Fullerton to Santa Maria via Springhill Suites, Los Angeles Airport, Los Angeles Airport, CA, Santa Maria Airport, CA, and Santa Maria Public Airport in around 8h 32m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
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 Santa Barbara, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Disneyland Resort Express
Phone
(714) 978-8855
Email
anaheim.reservations@coachusa.com
Website
dre.coachusa.com
Bus from Springhill Suites to Los Angeles Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
dre.coachusa.com
Central Coast Shuttle
Website
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Maria Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com

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United Airlines offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport.

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There are 51+ hotels available in Santa Maria. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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