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There are 2 ways to get from Malibu to Santa Barbara by taxi, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Taxi, train  •  2h 19m

  1. Take a taxi from Malibu to Simi Valley Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Simi Valley Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner / ...

$155 - $207

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 20m

  1. Drive from Malibu to Santa Barbara 73.9 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Malibu to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Malibu to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1h 20m.

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The distance between Malibu and Santa Barbara is 64 miles. The road distance is 73.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Malibu to Santa Barbara without a car is to taxi and train which takes 2h 19m and costs $150 - $210.

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It takes approximately 2h 19m to get from Malibu to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Malibu to Santa Barbara is 74 miles. It takes approximately 1h 20m to drive from Malibu to Santa Barbara.

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There are 145+ hotels available in Santa Barbara. Prices start at $119 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 63.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 19m

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

There is no direct connection from Malibu to Santa Barbara. However, you can take the taxi to Simi Valley Amtrak then take the train to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Santa Barbara.

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Simi Valley Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Other operators
Taxi from Malibu to Simi Valley Amtrak
Ave. Duration
40m
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Santa Monica Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877.733.3305
Website
layellowcab.com
Santa Monica Taxi
Phone
+1 310.444.4444
Website
facebook.com
Metro Cab Santa Monica
Phone
+1 310-444-7777
Website
metrocabsm.com
https://www.smgov.net/
Website
smgov.net
Local Thousand Oaks Taxi
Phone
+1 805-410-4105
Website
localthousandoakstaxi.com
Gold Coast Cab
Phone
+1 805-444-6969
Website
goldcoastcab.com
Conejo Valley Eco Cab
Phone
+1 805-222-0144
Website
conejovalleyecocab.com
United Taxi Beverly Hills
Phone
+1 800-308-0700
Website
beverlyhills.unitedtaxi.com
Independent Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
taxi4u.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ladot.lacity.org
Beverly Hills Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-273-6611
Website
beverlyhillscabco.com

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