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

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6742 / ...

$16 - $40

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Train  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...

$30 - $65

Bus Santa Barbara Airbus  •  3 h 52 min

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

$49 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara 95.7 miles

$9 - $14

Fly  •  3 h 18 min

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

$87 - $220

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara is to drive which takes 1 h 40 min and costs $9 - $14.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara is 140 km. The road distance is 153 km.

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The bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca takes 2 h 25 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Santa Barbara, Ca. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. Amtrak also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Train operators
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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
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

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