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

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

Recommended option

Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. 6725 / ...

$30 - $85

7 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Coast Starlight

$55 - $150

Drive  •  4 h 58 min

  1. 293 miles

$28 - $45

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Santa Barbara  •  4 h 25 min

  1. SFO - SBA

$182 - $398

Fly San Jose to Burbank, train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. SJC - BUR

$85 - $367

Fly San Jose to Los Angeles, bus  •  5 h 37 min

  1. SJC - LAX

$107 - $297

Train to Oakland, fly to Burbank, train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. OAK - BUR

$153 - $534

Fly San Jose to Santa Ana, train  •  8 h 20 min

  1. SJC - SNA

$94 - $326

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Jose to Santa Barbara hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $85 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min. Amtrak also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Jose to Santa Barbara once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $150 and the journey takes 7 h 48 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak 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
Train from Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 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 Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Anaheim Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Jose and Santa Barbara is 380 km. The road distance is 469 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Jose to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 58 min.

The quickest way to get from San Jose to Santa Barbara is to Caltrain and fly which takes 4 h 25 min and costs $180 - $400.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 48 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Jose, Ca and arriving at Santa Barbara, Ca. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

The bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca takes 7 h 15 min including transfers and departs hourly.