There are 4 ways to get from Los Angeles to Santa Maria by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 5 min

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

$23 - $55

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca 6742 / ...

$44 - $100

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Maria 171.7 miles

$16 - $25

Fly  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) LAX - SBP

$131 - $413

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Santa Maria is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Santa Maria is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Santa Maria is 140 miles. The road distance is 171.7 miles.

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The bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca takes 4 h 5 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 Maria, Ca. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Santa Maria hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Los Angeles to Santa Maria 4 times a day.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
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 Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $230
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
Bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35

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