There are 5 ways to get from Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Manhattan Ave & 10th St to Union Station Bay 2 438A
  2. Take the bus from Downtown LA to Santa Barbara Station FlixBus

$6 - $16

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Bus, train  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Manhattan Ave & 10th St to Temple St & Judge John Aiso St 438A
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner / ...

$29 - $43

Line 60 bus, bus  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the line 60 bus from Artesia Station to 7th / Decatur 60
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6742 / ...

$19 - $28

Drive  •  1h 47m

  1. Drive from Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara 103 miles

$10 - $15

Line 232 bus, line 3 bus, fly  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the line 232 bus from Sepulveda / Manhattan Beach to LAX City Bus Center
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Lax New Transit Ctr Bay 1 to Aviation/Lax Station
  3. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAX - SBA

$153 - $356

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara station. However, there are services departing from Manhattan Ave & 10th St and arriving at Santa Barbara Station via Downtown LA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 27m.

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The distance between Manhattan Beach and Santa Barbara is 83 miles. The road distance is 103 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara without a car is to bus which takes 4h 27m and costs $6 - $17.

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It takes approximately 4h 27m to get from Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Ladot, depart from Manhattan Ave & 10th St station.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 52 min.

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Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Santa Barbara Station.

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

You can take a bus from Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara via Union Station Bay 2 and Downtown LA in around 4h 27m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Manhattan Ave & 10th St to Union Station Bay 2
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Ladot
Bus from Manhattan Ave & 10th St to Temple St & Judge John Aiso St
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Ladot
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Downtown LA to Santa Barbara Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Artesia Station to 7th / Decatur
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Bus from Sepulveda / Manhattan Beach to LAX City Bus Center
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
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 Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Big Blue Bus
Phone
+1 310-451-5444
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Lax New Transit Ctr Bay 1 to Aviation/Lax Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara is 103 miles. It takes approximately 1h 47m to drive from Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara.

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United Airlines offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport.

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There are 176+ hotels available in Santa Barbara. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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