There are 5 ways to get from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 3 min

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

$40 - $91

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Bus  •  5 h 42 min

  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

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Laguna Niguel/ Mission Viejo station to L. A. Union Station station Orange County Line
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara 150 miles

$14 - $22

Train, fly  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Laguna Niguel/ Mission Viejo station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAX - SBA

$97 - $233

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No, there is no direct bus from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Crown Valley-Forbes 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 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station station to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Laguna Niguel/ Mission Viejo station and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak via Irvine Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 3 min.

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The distance between Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station and Santa Barbara is 131 miles. The road distance is 150 miles.

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The best way to get from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara without a car is to train which takes 5 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Ana, Ca station.

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Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Irvine Transportation Center station.

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The best way to get from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara is to train which takes 5 h 3 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 42 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 51 min.

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Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Santa Barbara, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 131.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

What companies run services between Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station, CA, USA and Santa Barbara, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 3 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara via Crown Valley-Forbes, Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 7, Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5, Santa Ana-Santiago, Santa Ana, Ca, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 5 h 42 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
53 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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Irvine Transportation Center to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Laguna Niguel/ Mission Viejo station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
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 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Barbara Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara is 150 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to drive from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara.

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

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