There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Goleta by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Goleta Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$30 - $70

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Bus Amtrak  •  3 h 33 min

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

$1 - $3

3 alternative options

Bus Santa Barbara Airbus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Goleta, CA Lax

$49 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Goleta 104.2 miles

$10 - $15

Fly  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAX - SBA

$87 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Goleta is to bus which costs $1 - $3 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles station to Goleta. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Hollister & Pine via UCSB North Hall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 33 min.

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

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The distance between Los Angeles and Goleta is 95 miles. The road distance is 104.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Goleta without a car is to train which takes 2 h 48 min and costs $30 - $70.

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

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Los Angeles to Goleta bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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Los Angeles to Goleta train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Goleta is to train which takes 2 h 48 min and costs $30 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1 - $3 and takes 3 h 33 min, you could also fly, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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  • Distance: 94.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 48 min

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 5 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
52 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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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
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
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Los Angeles to Goleta bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Barbara Amtrak station.

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Los Angeles to Goleta train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Goleta Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Goleta is 104 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to drive from Los Angeles to Goleta.

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

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There are 127+ hotels available in Goleta. Prices start at $139 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs $6 - $8.

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