There are 6 ways to get from Ontario to Santa Barbara by bus, train, car or plane

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

Line 61 bus, bus, line 9611 bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the line 61 bus from Holt @ Lemon Wb Ns to Pomona Trans Center 61
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to El Monte Station W
  3. Take the line 9611 bus from El Monte, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca

$27 - $64

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St Silver Streak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...

$33 - $72

Bus  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St Silver Streak
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Montclair station to L. A. Union Station station San Bernardino Line
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...

$39 - $77

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Ontario to Santa Barbara 132.8 miles

$13 - $19

Line 61 bus, bus, fly  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the line 61 bus from Holt @ Vine Wb Fs to Pomona Trans Center
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
  3. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAX - SBA

$90 - $227

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ontario to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ontario to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ontario to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Holt @ Lemon Wb Ns and arriving at Santa Barbara, Ca via Pomona Transit Center, El Monte, Ca and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

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The distance between Ontario and Santa Barbara is 120 miles. The road distance is 132.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Ontario to Santa Barbara without a car is to line 61 bus and bus and line 9611 bus which takes 5 h 5 min and costs $26 - $65.

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It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to get from Ontario to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Ontario to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by OmniTrans, depart from Holt @ Lemon Wb Ns station.

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The best way to get from Ontario to Santa Barbara is to line 61 bus and bus and line 9611 bus which takes 5 h 5 min and costs $26 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $80 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Ontario to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 120.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

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

You can take a bus from Ontario to Santa Barbara via Pomona Trans Center, Pomona Transit Center, El Monte Station W, El Monte, Ca, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ontario to Santa Barbara via Montclair Trans Center, Montclair station, L. A. Union Station station, and Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak in around 5 h 40 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
52 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
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 35 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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Montclair station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
OmniTrans
Phone
1-800-9-OMNIBUS
Website
omnitrans.org
Bus from Holt @ Lemon Wb Ns to Pomona Trans Center
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
omnitrans.org
Bus from Holt @ Vine Wb Fs to Pomona Trans Center
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
omnitrans.org
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to El Monte Station W
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from El Monte, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$8 - $12
Flexible
$13 - $17
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

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