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There are 4 ways to get from Palmdale to Santa Barbara by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Palmdale station to Glendale station Antelope Valley Line
  2. Take the train from Glendale Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner

$40 - $79

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Bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Palmdale, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6303 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6742 / ...

$29 - $69

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Palmdale station to Glendale station Antelope Valley Line
  2. Take the bus from Glendale Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Palmdale to Santa Barbara 111.9 miles

$11 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Palmdale to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $11 - $16 and takes 2 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palmdale to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $11 - $16 and takes 2 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palmdale to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Palmdale, Ca and arriving at Santa Barbara, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Palmdale station to Santa Barbara station. However, there are services departing from Palmdale station and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak Station via Glendale Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 3 min.

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The distance between Palmdale and Santa Barbara is 91 miles. The road distance is 111.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Palmdale to Santa Barbara without a car is to train which takes 5 h 3 min and costs $40 - $80.

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Palmdale to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Palmdale to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Palmdale, Ca station.

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Palmdale to Santa Barbara train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at Palmdale station.

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The best way to get from Palmdale to Santa Barbara is to train which takes 5 h 3 min and costs $40 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $29 - $70 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Palmdale to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 91.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

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

You can take a train from Palmdale to Santa Barbara via Glendale station and Glendale Amtrak in around 5 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Palmdale to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles, Ca in around 5 h 5 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Palmdale station to Glendale station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Glendale Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Bus operators
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 Palmdale, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Glendale Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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

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Palmdale to Santa Barbara train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Barbara Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palmdale to Santa Barbara is 112 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to drive from Palmdale to Santa Barbara.

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