There are 8 ways to get from Mountain View to Santa Barbara by train, plane, bus or car

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Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Santa Barbara  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Mountain View Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SFO - SBA

$181 - $397

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6725 / ...

$32 - $87

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Fly San Jose to Burbank, train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$89 - $372

Fly San Jose to Los Angeles, bus  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Los Angeles (LAX) SJC - LAX
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA

$111 - $302

Fly San Francisco to Burbank, train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$103 - $530

Bus Amtrak  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Train  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Coast Starlight

$60 - $156

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Mountain View to Santa Barbara 304.4 miles

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Mountain View to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Castro and arriving at Transit Center via San Jose Diridon Station and UCSB North Hall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Mountain View to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Mountain View Caltrain and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak via San Jose Diridon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 10 min.

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The distance between Mountain View and Santa Barbara is 246 miles. The road distance is 304.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Mountain View to Santa Barbara without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Mountain View to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Mountain View to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Jose, Ca station.

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Mountain View to Santa Barbara train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Jose Diridon Station.

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The best way to get from Mountain View to Santa Barbara is to bus which takes 8 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Mountain View to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Santa Barbara, Ca station.

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  • Distance: 245.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

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

Amtrak operates a bus from Mountain View to Santa Barbara once daily, and the journey takes 5 h 45 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Mountain View to Santa Barbara once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $150 and the journey takes 7 h 48 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
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 Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Bus operators
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.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 San Jose, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85

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Mountain View to Santa Barbara train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Barbara Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mountain View to Santa Barbara is 304 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to drive from Mountain View to Santa Barbara.

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco 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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