There are 4 ways to get from San Bernardino to Santa Barbara by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9607 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6742 / ...

$29 - $67

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Train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from San Bernardino-Downtown 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 / ...

$40 - $78

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from San Bernardino to Santa Barbara 151.1 miles

$14 - $22

Train, fly  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from San Bernardino-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAX - SBA

$97 - $233

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No, there is no direct bus from San Bernardino to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from San Bernardino, Ca and arriving at Santa Barbara, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Bernardino station to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from San Bernardino-Downtown station and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

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The distance between San Bernardino and Santa Barbara is 140 miles. The road distance is 151.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Bernardino to Santa Barbara without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from San Bernardino to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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

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San Bernardino to Santa Barbara train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at San Bernardino-Downtown station.

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The best way to get from San Bernardino to Santa Barbara is to bus which takes 4 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 51 min.

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

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Map of how to get from San Bernardino to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 140 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

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

You can take a bus from San Bernardino to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles, Ca in around 4 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Bernardino to Santa Barbara via L. A. Union Station station and Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak in around 5 h 16 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from San Bernardino-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 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
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.

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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 Bernardino, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $28
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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between San Bernardino to Santa Barbara is 151 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to drive from San Bernardino to Santa Barbara.

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United Airlines offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport.

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Book your San Bernardino to Santa Barbara bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 146+ hotels available in Santa Barbara. Prices start at $136 USD per night.

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