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There are 3 ways to get from Hearst Castle to Santa Barbara by car, train or night bus

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Drive, train  •  7h 5m

  1. Drive from Hearst Castle to Paso Robles Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Paso Robles Amtrak Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Coast Starlight

$40 - $93

2 alternative options

Drive, night bus  •  6h 3m

  1. Drive from Hearst Castle to Paso Robles Amtrak Station
  2. Take the night bus from Paso Robles Amtrak Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  4h 36m

  1. Drive from Hearst Castle to Santa Barbara 166.6 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Hearst Castle to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 4h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Hearst Castle to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 4h 36m.

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The distance between Hearst Castle and Santa Barbara is 121 miles. The road distance is 166.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 7h 5m to get from Hearst Castle to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hearst Castle to Santa Barbara is 167 miles. It takes approximately 4h 36m to drive from Hearst Castle to Santa Barbara.

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There are 145+ hotels available in Santa Barbara. Prices start at $119 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Hearst Castle to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 121.3 miles
  • Duration: 7h 5m

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

There is no direct connection from Hearst Castle to Santa Barbara. However, you can take the drive to Paso Robles Amtrak Station then take the train to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Paso Robles Amtrak Station then take the night bus to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station.

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Paso Robles Amtrak Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Paso Robles Amtrak Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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