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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9488 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6742 / ...

$30 - $75

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$34 - $94

Bus Santa Barbara Airbus  •  6 h 40 min

  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  •  2 h 33 min

  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 2 h 33 min.

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

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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 5 h 14 min.

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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 bus which takes 5 h 14 min and costs $30 - $75.

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min 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 bus which takes 5 h 14 min and costs $30 - $75. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $95 and takes 5 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 126.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

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

You can take a bus from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara via Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 4, Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5, Santa Ana-Santiago, Santa Ana, Ca, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 5 h 14 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 3 h 42 min.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
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
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
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
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Coast-Laguna to 7Th-Channel
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
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
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com

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