There are 3 ways to get from Malibu to Santa Barbara by taxi, train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Taxi, train  •  2 h 19 min

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

$155 - $207

Cheapest option

Line 720 bus, bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the line 720 bus from 5th / Colorado to 7th / Decatur 720
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6742 / ...

$18 - $42

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Malibu to Santa Barbara 73.9 miles

$7 - $11

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

You can take a bus from Malibu to Santa Barbara via 5th / Colorado, 7th / Decatur, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 5 h 26 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Colorado to 7th / Decatur
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Other operators
Taxi from Malibu to Simi Valley Amtrak
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
https://www.smgov.net/
Website
smgov.net
Metro Cab Santa Monica
Phone
+1 310-444-7777
Website
metrocabsm.com
Santa Monica Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877.733.3305
Website
layellowcab.com
Santa Monica Taxi
Phone
+1 310.444.4444
Website
facebook.com
Conejo Valley Eco Cab
Phone
+1 805-222-0144
Website
conejovalleyecocab.com
Local Thousand Oaks Taxi
Phone
+1 805-410-4105
Website
localthousandoakstaxi.com
Gold Coast Cab
Phone
+1 805-444-6969
Website
goldcoastcab.com
Independent Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
taxi4u.com
Beverly Hills Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-273-6611
Website
beverlyhillscabco.com
United Taxi Beverly Hills
Phone
+1 800-308-0700
Website
beverlyhills.unitedtaxi.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ladot.lacity.org

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Malibu and Santa Barbara is 102 km. The road distance is 118 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct bus from Malibu to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Civic Center / Webb and arriving at Santa Barbara, Ca via 5th / Colorado and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 26 min.

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