There are 4 ways to get from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Anaheim, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6742 / ...

$27 - $65

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Train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$32 - $84

Train via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station Orange County Line
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...

$40 - $80

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara 136.5 miles

$13 - $20

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Main-Macarthur and arriving at Santa Barbara, Ca via Anaheim, Ca and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 57 min.

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The distance between Santa Ana Airport (SNA) and Santa Barbara is 118 miles. The road distance is 136.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Anaheim, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara is to bus which takes 4 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 16 min.

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Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Santa Barbara, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara is 137 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to drive from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara.

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

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Map of how to get from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 117.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

What companies run services between Santa Ana Airport (SNA), USA and Santa Barbara, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara via Artic - Dock 1, Anaheim, Ca, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 4 h 57 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 3 h 42 min.

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 Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 Anaheim, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
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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