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There are 7 ways to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Buellton by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Santa Barbara

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Santa Barbara (SBA)

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Train, bus via Los Angeles

  1. Take the train from San Diego - Old Town to Oceanside Transit Center
  2. Take the train from Oceanside station to L. A. Union Station station
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Buellton, CA

5 alternative options

Fly to Los Angeles, bus

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX)
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Buellton, CA

Fly to San Luis Obispo County Apt, bus

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP)
  2. Take the bus from Broad @ Aero to Hagerman Softball Complex

Bus

  1. Take the bus from San Diego Old Town to Santa Barbara Train Station
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Buellton Amtrak Bus Stop

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from San Diego Old Town Transportation Center to Santa Barbara
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Buellton Amtrak Bus Stop

Drive

  1. Drive from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Buellton

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The most affordable way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Buellton is to drive, which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Buellton is to fly which costs $100 - $350 and takes 2h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Buellton. However, there are services departing from San Diego Airport Terminal 1 and arriving at Buellton Amtrak Bus Stop via San Diego Old Town and Santa Barbara Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 25m.

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The distance between San Diego Airport (SAN) and Buellton is 217 miles. The road distance is 262.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Buellton without a car is to bus which takes 8h 25m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 45m to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Buellton, including transfers.

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San Diego Airport (SAN) to Buellton bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Diego Old Town station.

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The best way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Buellton is to fly which takes 2h 45m and costs $100 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8h 25m.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 2m.

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San Diego Airport (SAN) to Buellton bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Buellton Amtrak Bus Stop station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Buellton.
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  • Distance: 217.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 45m

What companies run services between San Diego Airport (SAN), USA and Buellton, CA, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines fly from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Buellton twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Buellton via Old Town Transit Center, San Diego Old Town, Santa Barbara Train Station, and Santa Barbara Amtrak Station in around 8h 25m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $650
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $120
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Old Town Transportation Center to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Old Town to Oceanside Transit Center
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Oceanside station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$0 - $18
Website
Metrolink Trains
children 5 and under with a paid adult
$0
Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$7 - $10
Student / Youth 6-18
$9 - $14
Bus operators
Central Coast Shuttle
Website
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Buellton, CA
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Broad @ Aero to Hagerman Softball Complex
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
slorta.org
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego Old Town to Santa Barbara Train Station
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
flixbus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Buellton Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego Airport (SAN) to Buellton is 262 miles. It takes approximately 4h 29m to drive from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Buellton.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Santa Barbara Airport.

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