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

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Train  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner / ...

$30 - $67

4 alternative options

Bus Amtrak  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Bus Santa Barbara Airbus  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Hollywood to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal Hollywood to LAX
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA Lax

$48 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Hollywood to Santa Barbara 89.7 miles

$8 - $13

Fly  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAX - SBA

$89 - $222

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The cheapest way to get from Hollywood to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hollywood to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hollywood to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Hollywood and arriving at Santa Barbara, CA via Los Angeles Airport, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 17 min.

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The distance between Hollywood and Santa Barbara is 82 miles. The road distance is 89.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Hollywood to Santa Barbara without a car is to train which takes 3 h 44 min and costs $29 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from Hollywood to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Hollywood to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by LAX FlyAway, depart from Hollywood station.

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The best way to get from Hollywood to Santa Barbara is to train which takes 3 h 44 min and costs $29 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 4 min, you could also fly, which costs $85 - $230 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 57 min.

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Hollywood to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Santa Barbara Airbus, arrive at Santa Barbara, CA station.

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Map of how to get from Hollywood to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 81.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 44 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Hollywood to Santa Barbara 5 times a day. Tickets cost $28 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 13 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a bus from Hollywood to Santa Barbara once daily, and the journey takes 2 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
LAX FlyAway
Phone
(714) 507-1170 / (310) 834-1002
Website
flylax.com
Bus from Hollywood to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
LAX FlyAway
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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Yes, the driving distance between Hollywood to Santa Barbara is 90 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to drive from Hollywood to Santa Barbara.

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United Airlines offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Hollywood to Los Angeles Airport is to bus which takes 1 h 2 min and costs $8 - $10.

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