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

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Fly to Flagstaff, bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Flagstaff (FLG) SBA - FLG
  2. Take the bus from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport to Grand Canyon

$290 - $1,352

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Bus  •  16 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, South Strip Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Las Vegas, NV to Grand Canyon, AZ

$87 - $147

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Fly to Las Vegas, shuttle  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Las Vegas (LAS) SBA - LAS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Las Vegas @ Circus Circus to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center

Bus, shuttle  •  15 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the bus from LA Downtown to Las Vegas Strip
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center

Train, bus  •  17 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Flagstaff Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon

$140 - $350

Drive  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon 583.2 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon is to fly and bus which costs $290 - $1,400 and takes 7 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara station to Grand-Canyon. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station and arriving at Grand Canyon, AZ via Los Angeles, SSTT Bay 14 and Las Vegas, NV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 5 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Grand-Canyon is 444 miles. The road distance is 583.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon without a car is to bus and shuttle which takes 15 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to get from Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon, including transfers.

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Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Barbara Amtrak Station.

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There is no direct flight from Santa Barbara Airport to Flagstaff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 6 min and has one stopover.

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Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon bus services, operated by Bundu Bus, arrive at Grand Canyon, AZ station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon is 583 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 26 min to drive from Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon.

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  • Distance: 443.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 53 min

What companies run services between Santa Barbara, CA, USA and Grand-Canyon, AZ, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon via Los Angeles Union Station, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, South Strip Terminal, SSTT Bay 14, Las Vegas, NV, and Grand Canyon, AZ in around 16 h 5 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Flagstaff via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Flagstaff via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Corporate Flight Management
Website
contouraviation.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
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 to Flagstaff Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 9 min
Frequency
Once 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
Bus from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport to Grand Canyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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Arizona Shuttle
Bus from Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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Arizona Shuttle
GO123 HOPPER
Email
https://www.go123hopper.com/contact/
Website
go123hopper.com
Shuttle from Las Vegas @ Circus Circus to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
go123hopper.com
Book at
go123hopper.com
Shuttle from Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
go123hopper.com
Book at
go123hopper.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to Las Vegas Strip
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, South Strip Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
boltbus.com
Bundu Bus
Website
bundubus.com
Bus from Las Vegas, NV to Grand Canyon, AZ
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
bundubus.com
Book at
bundubus.com

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

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There are four+ hotels available in Grand-Canyon. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Barbara Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs $1 - $2.

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