There are 5 ways to get from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara by bus, train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9488 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6742 / ...

$28 - $65

4 alternative options

Bus Santa Barbara Airbus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Disneyland Hotel to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA Lax

$85 - $118

Train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Anaheim Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$32 - $84

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

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

$13 - $20

Bus, fly  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from John Wayne Airport to Disneyland Hotel
  2. Take the bus from Disneyland Hotel to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  3. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAX - SBA

$126 - $275

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 The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3, Santa Ana, Ca, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 4 h 43 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 33 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
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $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
Gray Line AH
Phone
(714) 978-8855
Website
dre.coachusa.com
Bus from Disneyland Hotel to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
dre.coachusa.com
Book at
dre.coachusa.com
Bus from John Wayne Airport to Disneyland Hotel
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
dre.coachusa.com
Book at
dre.coachusa.com
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

How far is it from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara?

The distance between Santa Ana Airport (SNA) and Santa Barbara is 188 km. The road distance is 218 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara?

The cheapest way to get from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 21 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara?

The quickest way to get from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara is to drive which takes 2 h 21 min and costs $13 - $20.

Is there a direct bus between Santa Ana Airport (SNA) and Santa Barbara?

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Von Karman-Quartz and arriving at Santa Barbara, Ca via Santa Ana, Ca and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 43 min.

How long does it take to get from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara?

It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Santa Ana Airport (SNA) to Santa Barbara, including transfers.