There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Goleta 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  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner

$30 - $70

4 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway  •  3 h

  1. 4591

Bus  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Lax

$49 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. 104.2 miles

$10 - $15

Fly  •  2 h 55 min

  1. LAX - SBA

$90 - $222

Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles and Goleta is 152 km. The road distance is 167 km.

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Goleta is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1 h 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Goleta is to drive which takes 1 h 48 min and costs $10 - $15.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Goleta Amtrak. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 48 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles, CA and arriving at Goleta, CA. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

The train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Goleta Amtrak takes 2 h 48 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Goleta, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Goleta 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 48 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a bus from Los Angeles to Goleta once daily, and the journey takes 3 h.

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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Goleta Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Goleta, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com

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