Travel from Los-Angeles to Isla-Vista

Train, bus or fly from Los Angeles to Isla Vista?

Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Isla Vista 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 48 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Isla Vista once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h.

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How to get from Los Angeles to Isla Vista

ModeDurationPrice
From Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak train to Goleta Amtrak then taxi to Isla Vista.2 h 53 min$75
From Los Angeles, CA bus to Transit Center then bus to El Colegio & Embarcadero Del Mar.3 h 47 min$31
From Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak train to Carpinteria Amtrak, walk to Carpinteria & Elm, bus to Transit Center, then bus to El Colegio & Embarcadero Del Mar.4 h$46
From Patsaouras Transit Plaza bus to Los Angeles Airport, CA, bus to Goleta, CA, walk to Hollister & Kellogg, then line 11 bus to El Colegio & Los Carneros.5 h 5 min$66
From Los Angeles drive to Isla Vista.1 h 53 min$12
From Patsaouras Transit Plaza bus to Los Angeles airport, fly to Santa Barbara airport, then line 11 bus to Isla Vista.3 h$131

How long does it take to get from Los Angeles to Isla Vista?

It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Los Angeles to Isla Vista, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between Los Angeles and Isla Vista?

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Isla Vista. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, CA and arriving at El Colegio & Embarcadero Del Mar via Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 47 min.

Operators from Los Angeles to Isla Vista

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
Greyhound USA+1 214-849-8100Greyhound USA
Santa Barbara MTD+1 805-963-3366Santa Barbara MTD
LAX FlyAwayLAX FlyAway
Santa Barbara AirbusSanta Barbara Airbus
United AirlinesUnited Airlines