There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Santa Maria Airport (SMX) by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 41 min

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

$25 - $56

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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 23 min

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

$128 - $412

Fly to Santa Barbara, bus  •  5 h 42 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

$155 - $288

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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.

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

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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 41 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Santa Maria Airport (SMX) is 139 miles. The road distance is 169.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Santa Maria Airport (SMX) without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 41 min and costs $25 - $60.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Los Angeles to Santa Maria Airport (SMX), including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Santa Maria Airport (SMX) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Los Angeles to Santa Maria Airport (SMX) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Santa Maria, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Santa Maria Airport (SMX) is 169 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to drive from Los Angeles to Santa Maria Airport (SMX).

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  • Distance: 139.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

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
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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Contact Details
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

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
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 @ Aero to Hagerman Softball Complex
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
slorta.org

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United Airlines offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport.

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There are 26+ hotels available in Santa Maria Airport (SMX). Prices start at $74 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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