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

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BART to San Francisco, fly to Santa Barbara  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the BART from Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station to Daly City BART Station
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SFO - SBA

$182 - $397

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Bus  •  10 h 16 min

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

$42 - $99

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Fly Oakland to Burbank, train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$134 - $496

Fly Oakland to Los Angeles, bus  •  6 h 11 min

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

$91 - $256

Train to San Jose, fly to Burbank, train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Pld Pleasanton Station to Scc Santa Clara Station
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR
  3. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$92 - $376

Train, bus  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Pld Pleasanton Station to Sjd San Jose Station Ace
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Diridon Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Train  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Pld Pleasanton Station to Sjd San Jose Station Ace
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Coast Starlight

$62 - $159

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Pleasanton to Santa Barbara 316.9 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Pleasanton station to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Pld Pleasanton Station and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak via San Jose Diridon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 47 min.

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The distance between Pleasanton and Santa Barbara is 256 miles. The road distance is 316.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Pleasanton to Santa Barbara without a car is to train and bus which takes 8 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from Pleasanton to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Pleasanton to Santa Barbara train services, operated by Altamont Corridor Express, arrive at Pld Pleasanton Station.

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The best way to get from Pleasanton to Santa Barbara is to train which takes 9 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 11 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Pleasanton to Santa Barbara is 317 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to drive from Pleasanton to Santa Barbara.

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Santa Barbara Airport.

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  • Distance: 256.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

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

You can take a train from Pleasanton to Santa Barbara via Sjd San Jose Station and San Jose Diridon Station in around 9 h 47 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Pleasanton to Santa Barbara hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 8 h 15 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
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
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station to Daly City BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
bart.gov
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
Altamont Corridor Express
Phone
1800-411-7245
Website
acerail.com
Train from Pld Pleasanton Station to Scc Santa Clara Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
acerail.com
Train from Pld Pleasanton Station to Sjd San Jose Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
acerail.com
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
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 Hayward, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90

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