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 11 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to San Francisco (SFO) SBA - SFO
  2. Take the BART from 12th St. Oakland City Center to Downtown Berkeley

$180 - $396

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6766 / ...

$41 - $93

5 alternative options

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Oakland  •  5 h 4 min

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

$93 - $256

Train to Burbank, fly to Oakland  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK

$133 - $491

Amtrak Thruway to Bakersfield, fly to San Francisco  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Barbara, CA to Bakersfield, CA
  2. Fly from Bakersfield (BFL) to San Francisco (SFO) BFL - SFO

$248 - $469

Train  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Emeryville Amtrak Coast Starlight

$60 - $160

Drive  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Berkeley 336.7 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Berkeley is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Berkeley is to fly and BART which costs $180 - $400 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Berkeley is 280 miles. The road distance is 336.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Santa Barbara to Berkeley, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Berkeley. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara, Ca and arriving at Oxford St:Addison St via Thomas L Berkley Way. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 59 min.

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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.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Berkeley is 337 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to drive from Santa Barbara to Berkeley.

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  • Distance: 279.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

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. Amtrak also services this route once daily. 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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Bakersfield to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $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
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Contact Details
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
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Bakersfield, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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

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