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Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h 43 min

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

$25 - $56

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Carpinteria Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Carpinteria, CA to Santa Maria Airport, CA

$97 - $129

Drive  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Maria Airport (SMX) 169.1 miles

$16 - $24

Fly to San Luis Obispo County Apt, bus  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) LAX - SBP
  2. Take the bus from Broad at Aero to Hagerman Softball Complex

$134 - $415

Fly to Santa Barbara, bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAX - SBA
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Santa Maria Airport, CA

$158 - $290

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Santa Maria Airport (SMX), USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Santa Maria Airport (SMX) hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
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 Carpinteria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
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 Maria, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Central Coast Shuttle
Website
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Carpinteria, CA to Santa Maria Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Santa Maria Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Broad at Aero to Hagerman Softball Complex
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
slorta.org

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles and Santa Maria Airport (SMX) is 223 km. The road distance is 271 km.

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Santa Maria Airport (SMX) is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 56 min.

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Santa Maria Airport (SMX) is to drive which takes 2 h 56 min and costs $16 - $24.

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Santa Maria Airport (SMX). However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Santa Maria Public Airport via Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 43 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Los Angeles to Santa Maria Airport (SMX), including transfers.