There are 11 ways to get from San Francisco to Carpinteria by plane, train, bus, subway, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly San Francisco to Santa Barbara  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SFO - SBA

$220 - $432

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Night bus  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Francisco - Transbay Terminal Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

$2 - $4

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Fly Oakland to Burbank, train  •  5 h 37 min

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

$132 - $491

Fly San Francisco to Los Angeles, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX) SFO - LAX
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Carpinteria, CA

$111 - $303

Fly San Francisco to Burbank, train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Carpinteria Amtrak

$98 - $518

Fly Oakland to Los Angeles, bus  •  5 h 51 min

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

$90 - $256

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Burbank, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR
  3. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Carpinteria Amtrak

$93 - $373

BART to Concord, fly to Burbank, train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Concord BART Station
  2. Fly from Concord (CCR) to Burbank (BUR) CCR - BUR
  3. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Carpinteria Amtrak

$63 - $308

Bus  •  10 h 20 min

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

$40 - $96

Caltrain, train  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain Bullet / ...
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Coast Starlight

$67 - $166

Drive  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Carpinteria 350.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Carpinteria is to night bus which costs $1 - $4 and takes 9 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Carpinteria is to fly which costs $220 - $440 and takes 4 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Carpinteria. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Carpinteria & Elm via Cabrillo & State and Cabrillo Arts Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 20 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Carpinteria is 286 miles. The road distance is 350.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Carpinteria without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 20 min and costs $40 - $100.

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from San Francisco to Carpinteria, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Carpinteria bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Carpinteria is to fly which takes 4 h 53 min and costs $220 - $440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $100 and takes 10 h 20 min, you could also Caltrain and train, which costs $65 - $170 and takes 10 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Carpinteria.
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  • Distance: 285.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Carpinteria, CA, USA?

United Airlines flies from San Francisco to Carpinteria every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Francisco to Carpinteria hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $95 and the journey takes 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
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 Concord to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
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
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 Carpinteria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
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
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Concord BART Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Carpinteria, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.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.

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 San Francisco, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
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
Night bus from San Francisco - Transbay Terminal Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Carpinteria is 350 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to drive from San Francisco to Carpinteria.

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

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There are 131+ hotels available in Carpinteria. Prices start at $120 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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