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

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Manhattan Ave. & 10th St. to Figueroa & 7th Commuter Express 438
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6742 / ...

$18 - $46

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Bus, train  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Highland & 14th to Figueroa & 7th Commuter Express 438
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...

$33 - $70

Bus Amtrak  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Manhattan Ave. & 10th St. to Temple & Los Angeles Commuter Express 438
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara 103 miles

$10 - $15

Line 232 bus, fly  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the line 232 bus from Sepulveda / Manhattan Beach to LAX City Bus Center
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAX - SBA

$91 - $224

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Manhattan Ave. & 10th St. and arriving at Santa Barbara, Ca via 7th / Olive and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 11 min.

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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 4 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min 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 51 min.

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Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Santa Barbara, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara is 103 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 47 min 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 146+ hotels available in Santa Barbara. Prices start at $136 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 82.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

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 Figueroa & 7th, 7th / Olive, 7th / Decatur, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 4 h 11 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
53 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 Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 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
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Manhattan Ave. & 10th St. to Figueroa & 7th
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Bus from Highland & 14th to Figueroa & 7th
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Bus from Manhattan Ave. & 10th St. to Temple & Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
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
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Sepulveda / Manhattan Beach to LAX City Bus Center
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net

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