There are 5 ways to get from Glendale to Santa Barbara by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Glendale Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$29 - $65

Cheapest option

Line 603 bus, bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the line 603 bus from Central / Americana to Alvarado / Wilshire 603
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6742 / ...

$19 - $46

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Glendale Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Glendale to Santa Barbara 92.3 miles

$9 - $14

Train, fly  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Glendale station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAX - SBA

$92 - $226

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The cheapest way to get from Glendale to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glendale to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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The distance between Glendale and Santa Barbara is 85 miles. The road distance is 92.3 miles.

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The train from Glendale Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak takes 2 h 23 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Glendale Amtrak and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glendale Amtrak and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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

Amtrak operates a train from Glendale to Santa Barbara 4 times a day. Tickets cost $29 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 23 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a bus from Glendale to Santa Barbara once daily, and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Train operators
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Central / Americana to Alvarado / Wilshire
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
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 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

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