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There are 7 ways to get from Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Santa Barbara Airbus  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA Lax

$50 - $68

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Bus, train  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Artesia / Kingsdale to Alameda / Los Angeles 40
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner / ...

$32 - $68

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Train via LAX via FlyAway  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner / ...

$62 - $102

Train  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner / ...

$33 - $70

Bus Amtrak  •  4h 44m

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

Drive  •  1h 47m

  1. Drive from Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara 103 miles

$10 - $15

Line 232 bus, fly  •  4h 23m

  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

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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. However, there are services departing from Sepulveda / Manhattan Beach and arriving at Santa Barbara, CA via LAX Terminal #1 and Los Angeles Airport, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 3m.

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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 3m and costs $50 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4h 3m to get from Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Santa Barbara Airbus, depart from Los Angeles Airport, CA station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara is to bus which takes 4h 3m and costs $50 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $110 and takes 4h 28m.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 57m.

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Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Santa Barbara Airbus, arrive at Santa Barbara, CA station.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 82.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 3m

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

Santa Barbara Airbus operates a bus from Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara every 4 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 2h 15m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Manhattan Beach to Santa Barbara 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 2h 35m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
57m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
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
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Manhattan Ave. & 10th St. to Temple & San Pedro
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
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
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Artesia / Kingsdale to Alameda / Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Sepulveda / Manhattan Beach to LAX City Bus Center
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net

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

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