There are 8 ways to get from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Santa Barbara  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAS - SBA

$42 - $298

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Bus Flixbus USA, train  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Las Vegas Downtown to LA Downtown FlixBus
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...

$41 - $85

6 alternative options

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 Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$144 - $571

Fly to Los Angeles, bus  •  5 h 45 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

$86 - $251

Bus Boltbus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Las Vegas to Los Angeles Las Vegas
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Los Angeles, Ca 6005 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6742 / ...

$49 - $118

Bus, train via Barstow, Ca  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Barstow, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Barstow, Ca to Victorville, Ca
  3. Take the train from Victorville Victor Valley Transit Center to San Bernardino Amtrak
  4. Take the train from San Bernardino Depot station to L. A. Union Station station
  5. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$94 - $193

Drive  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara 361.3 miles

$35 - $55

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No, there is no direct bus from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Las Vegas and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 5 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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The best way to get from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara without a car is to bus and train which takes 8 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Las Vegas to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Las Vegas, Nv station.

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The best way to get from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara is to fly which takes 3 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Las Vegas Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Las Vegas to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Santa Barbara, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Las Vegas to Santa Barbara is 361 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to drive from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara.

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Corporate Flight Management and United Airlines offer flights from Las Vegas Airport to Santa Barbara Airport.

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Map of how to get from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 285.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

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

Corporate Flight Management and United Airlines fly from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles and Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak in around 9 h 5 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 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Corporate Flight Management
Website
contouraviation.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
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 Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 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 30 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 Victorville Victor Valley Transit Center to San Bernardino Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from San Bernardino Depot station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Las Vegas Downtown to LA Downtown
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Boltbus
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 Las Vegas, Nv to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
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
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Barstow, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Barstow, Ca to Victorville, Ca
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22

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Book your Las Vegas to Santa Barbara bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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The best way to get from Las Vegas to Las Vegas Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs .

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