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There are 4 ways to get from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 47m

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

$34 - $94

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6742 / ...

$30 - $76

2 alternative options

Bus Santa Barbara Airbus  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Coast-Laguna to 7Th-Channel 1
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA Lax

$52 - $75

Drive  •  2h 33m

  1. Drive from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara 148.1 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Laguna Beach station to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Laguna Beach Bus Station and arriving at Santa Barbara, Ca via Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5, Santa Ana, Ca and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 21m.

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The distance between Laguna Beach and Santa Barbara is 126 miles. The road distance is 148.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara without a car is to train which takes 5h 47m and costs $30 - $95.

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It takes approximately 5h 47m to get from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Ana, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara is to train which takes 5h 47m and costs $30 - $95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $80 and takes 6h 21m.

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Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Santa Barbara, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara is 148 miles. It takes approximately 2h 33m to drive from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara.

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  • Distance: 126.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 47m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 3h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara via Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5, Santa Ana-Santiago, Santa Ana, Ca, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 6h 21m.

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 Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
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 Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Coast-Laguna to 7Th-Channel
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com

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