There are 10 ways to get from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara by plane, train, bus, night bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Burbank, train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Burbank (BUR) LAS - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$140 - $571

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Los Angeles, Ca 6013 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6742 / ...

$48 - $117

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Fly to Los Angeles, bus  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Los Angeles (LAX) LAS - LAX
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA

$82 - $251

Fly to Santa Maria, bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Santa Maria (SMX) LAS - SMX
  2. Take the bus from Santa Maria Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA

$140 - $344

Fly to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus, train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) LAS - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$145 - $568

Fly to Santa Ana, train  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Santa Ana (SNA) LAS - SNA
  2. Take the train from Anaheim Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$104 - $430

Fly to Long Beach, night bus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Long Beach (LGB) LAS - LGB
  2. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca

$81 - $339

Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Las Vegas, NV to Bakersfield, CA 3612 / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Bakersfield, CA to Santa Barbara, CA 5602 / ...

Bus, train  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to San Bernardino, Ca
  2. Take the train from San Bernardino-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$69 - $145

Drive  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara 361.3 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara is to fly and bus which costs $140 - $350 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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The distance between Las Vegas and Santa Barbara is 286 miles. The road distance is 361.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Las Vegas, Nv and arriving at Santa Barbara, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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What companies run services between Las Vegas, NV, USA and Santa Barbara, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles, Ca in around 8 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Las Vegas to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Las Vegas to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Las Vegas to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $240
Flights from Las Vegas to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Las Vegas to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $240
Flights from Las Vegas to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Las Vegas to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Santa Maria
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $270
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 Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Anaheim Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
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
Central Coast Shuttle
Website
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Santa Maria Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Las Vegas, NV to Bakersfield, CA
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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