There are 7 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Berkeley by plane, subway, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly Santa Barbara to San Francisco, BART  •  4 h 12 min

  1. SBA - SFO

$180 - $396

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 53 min

  1. 4796 / ...

$3

5 alternative options

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Oakland  •  5 h 9 min

  1. LAX - OAK

$93 - $256

Train to Burbank, fly to Oakland  •  5 h 13 min

  1. BUR - OAK

$133 - $491

Bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. 6766 / ...

$40 - $94

Train  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Coast Starlight

$60 - $160

Drive  •  5 h 46 min

  1. 336.7 miles

$30 - $50

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Santa Barbara to Berkeley hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 8 h 25 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Santa Barbara to Berkeley once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $160 and the journey takes 9 h 14 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from 12th St. Oakland City Center to Downtown Berkeley
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Santa Barbara Amtrak to Emeryville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$270 - $370
Bus operators
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

The distance between Santa Barbara and Berkeley is 448 km. The road distance is 539 km.

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Berkeley is to Amtrak Thruway which costs $3 and takes 9 h 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Berkeley is to fly and BART which takes 4 h 12 min and costs $180 - $400.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Santa Barbara Amtrak and arriving at Emeryville Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 14 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Berkeley. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara, CA and arriving at Mlk Jr:University Av via Alice St:2nd St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 53 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Santa Barbara to Berkeley, including transfers.