There are 6 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Flagstaff by plane, train, shuttle, bus or car

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Fly Santa Barbara to Flagstaff  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Flagstaff (FLG) SBA - FLG

$274 - $1,319

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Bus  •  14 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6731 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Flagstaff, Az 1364 / ...

$66 - $167

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Train to Burbank, fly to Flagstaff  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Burbank Amtrak
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Flagstaff (FLG) BUR - FLG

$182 - $377

Fly Santa Barbara to Phoenix, shuttle  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Phoenix (PHX) SBA - PHX
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ to NAU Dome

$120 - $242

Train  •  13 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Flagstaff Amtrak Southwest Chief

$110 - $295

Drive  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Flagstaff 558.2 miles

$50 - $80

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Flagstaff. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara, Ca and arriving at Flagstaff, Az via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santa Barbara to Flagstaff. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara Amtrak and arriving at Flagstaff Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 55 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Flagstaff is 462 miles. The road distance is 558.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Flagstaff without a car is to train which takes 13 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Santa Barbara to Flagstaff, including transfers.

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Santa Barbara to Flagstaff bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Barbara, Ca station.

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Santa Barbara to Flagstaff train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Santa Barbara Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Flagstaff is to fly which takes 5 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 13 h 55 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 14 h 38 min.

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There is no direct flight from Santa Barbara Airport to Flagstaff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 8 min and has one stopover.

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Santa Barbara to Flagstaff bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Flagstaff, Az station.

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  • Distance: 462.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 8 min

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Santa Barbara to Flagstaff 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santa Barbara to Flagstaff via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak in around 13 h 55 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Flagstaff via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Burbank to Flagstaff via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Santa Barbara to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Burbank to Flagstaff via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Burbank to Flagstaff via San Jose, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Flagstaff via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Burbank to Flagstaff via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Santa Barbara to Phoenix via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
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 Barbara Amtrak to Burbank 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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Flagstaff Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Bus operators
Arizona Shuttle
Phone
+1 (800) 888-2749
Website
arizonashuttle.com
Shuttle from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ to NAU Dome
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
arizonashuttle.com
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 Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Flagstaff, Az
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130

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Flagstaff is 1 h ahead of Santa Barbara. It is currently 12:22 AM in Santa Barbara and 12:22 AM in Flagstaff.

Santa Barbara to Flagstaff train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Flagstaff Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Flagstaff is 558 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 50 min to drive from Santa Barbara to Flagstaff.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Santa Barbara Airport to Flagstaff Airport.

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Book your Santa Barbara to Flagstaff bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 83+ hotels available in Flagstaff. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Barbara Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs .

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