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

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

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 3 min

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

$41 - $94

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 23 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, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Laguna Niguel/ Mission Viejo station to L. A. Union Station station Orange County Line
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Los Angeles, CA to Santa Barbara, CA 4591

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

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

$14 - $22

Train, fly  •  4 h 59 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

$99 - $236

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 23 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
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara?

The distance between Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station and Santa Barbara is 210 km. The road distance is 240 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara?

The cheapest way to get from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2 h 33 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara?

The quickest way to get from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara is to drive which takes 2 h 33 min and costs $14 - $22.

Is there a direct train between Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station and Santa Barbara?

No, there is no direct train from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo 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 Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 3 min.

Is there a direct bus between Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station and Santa Barbara?

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 23 min.

How long does it take to get from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station to Santa Barbara?

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

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